Alex Cuthbert ruled out of Wales’ deciding Test against South Africa with shoulder injury

The winger will not take part in Wales’ final match of their three-Test series against the world champions; the deciding Test between Wales and South Africa is live on Sky Sports Action on Saturday; coverage starts at 3:30pm with kick-off at 4:05pm

Last Updated: 11/07/22 4:40pm

Alex Cuthbert will not take part in Wales’ final match of their three-Test series

Alex Cuthbert has been ruled out of Wales’ series decider against South Africa on Saturday due to a shoulder injury.

The winger started Wales’ second Test against the Springboks but was forced off in the first quarter of the match and replaced by Josh Adams.

Wales continued on and won for the first time against the Springboks on South African soil to set up a series decider, which is live on Sky Sports on Saturday.

The team announced that Cuthbert would not be able to take part in the decider on Monday afternoon and added that no replacement would be called up.

South Africa have also had a player ruled out of Saturday’s pivotal contest with Harlequins’ Andre Esterhuizen unable to play.

The Springboks’ assistant coach Deon Davids confirmed that Esterhuizen had broken his hand and that he is likely to be sidelined for four weeks.

Head coach Jacques Nienaber names his team on Tuesday and is expected to revert to the overwhelming majority of his first Test line-up, after making 14 changes for the second Test in Bloemfontein.

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