Wales release 13 back to regions

Date published: February 15 2017

Wales have released 13 players, including Cardiff Blues wing Alex Cuthbert, back to their regions ahead of this week's PRO12 fixtures.

Cuthbert is the only starter from their defeat to England who has been allowed to return to his side, who play host to Treviso on Saturday. Hooker Kristian Dacey and tighthead prop Scott Andrews also head back to the Blues.

Nicky Smith, Rhodri Jones, Scott Baldwin, Rory Thornton, James King, Olly Cracknell and Sam Davies return to Ospreys duty on Thursday.

Scarlets scrum-half Aled Davies and wing Steff Evans could take on Zebre while lock Cory Hill returns to the Dragons who face Connacht.