Wales centre Ulisi Halaholo picks up eye injury in training but should be fit for England

Wales centre Ulisi Halaholo picks up eye injury in training and will NOT play for Cardiff this weekend as Six Nations takes a break… but Wayne Pivac is confident the New Zealand-born back will be fit to play England next week

  • Wales centre Ulisi Halaholo has picked up an eye injury in training this week
  • Halaholo was meant to be heading back to Cardiff this weekend for a match
  • But the centre will now stay with Wales as he looks to get back to fitness quickly
  • Wales are confident Halaholo will be available for next week’s England clash¬†


Wales centre Uilisi Halaholo has suffered a laceration to the eyelid ahead of next week’s Guinness Six Nations clash with England.

Halaholo sustained the injury in training and will now remain in camp with Wayne Pivac’s squad instead of being released to Cardiff this weekend as planned.

The Welsh Rugby Union said: ‘Following a laceration to the eyelid sustained in training on Tuesday, Uilisi Halaholo will remain with the Wales squad this week for monitoring rather than being released to Cardiff Rugby.’

Wales centre Uilisi Halaholo has suffered a laceration to the eyelid in a training blow

Wales are still confident that Halaholo will be fit for next weekend's Six Nations England clashH

Wales are still confident that Halaholo will be fit for next weekend’s Six Nations England clashH

Wales are confident that New Zealand-born Halaholo will be available for the Twickenham clash on February 26.

Halaholo was due to have been one of six Wales players released from camp this weekend to get minutes under their belt ahead of the England game.

Cardiff pair Rhys Carre and James Ratti are available for Friday’s United Rugby Championship home game with Zebre.

Halaholo (right) was set to be released to play for Cardiff this week but will now stay with Wales

Halaholo (right) was set to be released to play for Cardiff this week but will now stay with Wales

Ospreys outside-half Gareth Anscombe, Scarlets scrum-half Kieran Hardy and Ulster hooker Bradley Roberts will also rejoin the Wales squad after weekend games.

Wales bounced back from a heavy opening Six Nations defeat to Ireland to beat Scotland 20-17 in Cardiff last weekend.