Young hopeful on Evans and Jenkins for summer tour – Welsh Rugby Union


Wayne Pivac’s Take a look at aspect have been resulting from tour Argentina and Uruguay within the months to return, however whether or not or not the journey can happen stays undecided at this stage amid ongoing Covid-19 issues.

No matter occurs, Cardiff director of rugby Younger believes his gamers would possibly get an opportunity to play worldwide rugby.

Fly-half Evans was part of Wales’ 2021 Guinness Six Nations-winning squad though he didn’t play.

The previous Pontypridd man has additionally simply signed a brand new Cardiff contract.

“The summer season tour is a extremely good alternative for him,” Younger mentioned of Evans.

“I can’t choose Wayne’s squad for him. He’ll have a possibility to impress within the subsequent 4 or 5 video games, however I don’t assume he wants that chance as a result of Wayne is aware of him sufficient.

“Occurring a summer season tour and getting that Welsh jersey on can solely assist him enhance his possibilities of making it a daily berth.

“The summer season tour might be large for him and hopefully he can get a begin.”

Flanker Jenkins spent two years on the sidelines after struggling a horror knee damage taking part in for Wales in opposition to South Africa within the autumn on 2018.

He has since made a powerful return to regional motion this season though he’s presently sidelined with a groin drawback.

Ellis Jenkins of Cardiff Blues

Younger added: “It’s a troublesome one. I do know Ellis has a view that if he’s match and accessible for choice, he’ll bounce on the alternative. The subsequent month might be a figuring out issue.

“He gained’t function within the subsequent two video games as a result of he’s acquired a little bit of a groin pressure which is comprehensible after being out for 2 years.

“You’re going to have aches and pains in different areas apart from the damage after that lengthy out. It’s how he responds over the following month, however I don’t assume it’s a cut-and-dry determination.

“If he’s again taking part in on the sphere and maintaining himself match, there is no such thing as a cause why he can’t go. Ellis and Wayne will make the proper determination in discussions with ourselves.

“We’ve talked about managing Ellis over the following three to 4 weeks from a Cardiff Blues viewpoint. Wayne has been stored in control about the place he’s.

“If he stays match and powerful and never choosing up niggles then I believe it’s one thing all people would take into account. If that’s not the case, pre-season might be simply as useful.

“The essential factor is he’s again from his knee damage and he’s proven he can play once more strongly at this stage. A summer season tour can be a bonus for him.”


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