Phil Dollman and Samson Lee ruled out of Wales tour

Phil Dollman
Exeter full-back Phil Dollman is hoping to win his first Wales cap at the age of 32

Phil Dollman and Samson Lee have pulled out of Wales' tour to play Tonga and Samoa with knee injuries.

Uncapped full-back Dollman, 32, suffered his injury in Exeter's Premiership final win over Wasps, while prop Lee, 24, also has a knee problem.

Scarlets fly-half or full-back Rhys Patchell and Ospreys prop Rhodri Jones have been added to caretaker coach Robin McBryde's squad.

Wales fly out on 7 June to play Tonga on 16 June and Samoa on 23 June.

"Lee's knee flared up against Munster [in the Pro12 final] and it hasn't settled down enough for us to take him to the next level of training," McBryde said.

"With Dollman, the last I heard he was awaiting a consultation following a significant injury to his knee. He's out of the tour."

Dollman had seemed set to earn a long-awaited first cap after a fine season for English champions Exeter.

"The time it [the injury] occurred and the manner in which it happened, it was a bitter-sweet day for Phil, having spoken to him.

"The heights of winning, being successful and scoring a try, and then the injury obviously it's tough."

Wales played a one-off warm-up game against Welsh Premiership side RGC 1404 last Friday, winning 88-14 at Parc Eirias.

Harlequins centre Jamie Roberts captained an experimental Wales team in Colwyn Bay.

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