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Wales reject return to Poland

07th January 2013 12:48


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Home comforts: Rob Howley

Wales coach Rob Howley has confirmed that the squad will not be returning to Poland in preparation for the upcoming Six Nations.

Wales have frequently used bases in Spala and Gdansk ahead of the Six Nations and Rugby World Cup, utilising the famous ice chambers to speed up recovery times and citing the tough conditions as key in their preparation.

However, Howley has stated that this time the squad will stay in Wales in the build-up to the tournament.

"We are staying in the country this time," said Howley to the Western Mail.

"We have gone to Poland before on the last two occasions but it is a different environment now and we have chosen to stay at home.

"Hopefully we will have the English and French players available for the three days in that first week of training.

"That would give us the best available preparation with the squad we have got."

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