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Burns to miss Wales Six Nations challenge

Wales forward Lloyd Burns will miss the entire Six Nations Championship after being ruled out for three months with a neck injury.

Hooker Burns (27) enjoyed a startling rise to prominence, going from Welsh Premiership club rugby to representing Wales at the World Cup in just 18 months.

Burns, Huw Bennett and Ken Owens were Wales' World Cup squad hookers in New Zealand.

Injuries sidelined Matthew Rees and Richard Hibbard from the tournament due to injuries, but they are now playing again and likely to secure berths in Wales's Six Nations squad.

Irish Independent