21 Jun 2010

Bishop out of Wales side with injury

8:33 am on 21 June 2010

The Wales centre Andrew Bishop has been ruled out of next Saturday's second rugby Test against New Zealand in Hamilton.

An X-ray has revealed Bishop broke a bone in his hand during the 42-9 loss in Dunedin, so Jonathan Davies is likely to replace him in the side.

There is still a doubt over Stephen Jones' thumb injury and the fly-half will undergo further tests.

Wales coach Warren Gatland will not call a replacement for Bishop into the squad, as the management considers they have enough cover at centre already among the tourists.

A final decision will be made on Jones, and on any potential replacement for the fly-half, over the next 24 hours subject to medical advice.

New Zealand also have injury concerns ahead of next week's Test at the Waikato Stadium, with lock Anthony Boric (cheek) and full-back Israel Dagg (concussion) likely absentees, although fly-half Dan Carter's calf strain is not thought to be serious.