Support our Nation today - please donate here

Scott Baldwin replaces Dewi Lake in Wales Six Nations squad

24 Jan 2023 1 minute read
Scott Baldwin. Photo David Davies PA Images

Ospreys hooker Scott Baldwin has been called into Wales’ Guinness Six Nations squad.

The 34-year-old, who last played Test rugby in 2017, replaces his Ospreys colleague Dewi Lake.

Lake suffered a knee injury during Ospreys’ Heineken Champions Cup victory over Leicester on Friday.

And the Welsh Rugby Union confirmed that former Harlequins and Worcester forward Baldwin has joined the squad preparing for next week’s Six Nations opener against Ireland in Cardiff.

Captain Ken Owens and Dragons’ Bradley Roberts are the other two hookers in the Wales squad, with Lake and Scarlets’ Ryan Elis among those sidelined through injury.

It is another setback for the highly-rated Lake, who missed Wales’ entire Autumn Nations Series campaign this season because of a shoulder injury.

Baldwin, meanwhile, has won 34 caps, with his latest Wales appearance being against Samoa in Apia.

Support our Nation today

For the price of a cup of coffee a month you can help us create an independent, not-for-profit, national news service for the people of Wales, by the people of Wales.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Our Supporters

All information provided to Nation.Cymru will be handled sensitively and within the boundaries of the Data Protection Act 2018.