Lions duo hand Wales a boost

Wales have been boosted by the return to fitness of Gethin Jenkins and Andy Powell ahead of the clash with New Zealand on Saturday [more]

Lions duo hand Wales a boost

Wales have been boosted by the return to fitness of Gethin Jenkins and Andy Powell ahead of the clash with New Zealand on Saturday

Double Lion Jenkins picked up a calf injury in Wales' loss at the hands of Australia and was forced to sit out the matches against South Africa and Fiji. While Powell, a Lions tourist in 2009, hobbled off with a groin injury against South Africa.

But the Lions pair have handed Warren Gatland a major fitness boost after returning to training today to keep alive their hopes of facing the All Blacks.

Sam Warburton could also line-up against the All Blacks while Deiniol Jones has been ruled out after suffering a fractured cheek.

"Most of the guys have trained today," said Former Lion and current Wales kicking coach Neil Jenkins.

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"Deiniol is out after fracturing his cheek in the last game, which rules him out against New Zealand.

" Everyone else will train. Gethin and Andy have both taken part in light training this morning and will build it up through the week."
 

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