Justin Tipuric: Wales flanker returns for Ospreys after concussion

Justin Tipuric
Justin Tipuric has played 43 Tests for Wales

Flanker Justin Tipuric played his first game for five months as Ospreys thrashed Belgium 71-0 in a friendly.

Tipuric, 27, had not played since suffering concussion playing for Wales against Italy on 19 March.

The 2013 British and Irish Lion missed Wales' summer tour of New Zealand as a result of the injury.

Tipuric featured for 40 minutes in the one-sided contest, with Tom Williams helping himself to a hat-trick of tries.

Ospreys were without a number of international stars including Alun Wyn Jones, Rhys Webb, Dan Lydiate and Dan Biggar.

Tipuric fell heavily at a lineout in the 64-17 Six Nations win over Italy and missed the remainder of the 2015-16 season.

He returned to training with the region in early July and said at the time: "I'm feeling healthy and enjoying pre-season."

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