Samson Lee: Wales handed boost as Scarlets prop shakes off Achilles injury

Samson Lee takes on Tadhg Furlong during the Scarlets trip to Leinster
Samson Lee has won 34 caps for Wales since his debut against Argentina in 2012
Pro14: Scarlets v Dragons
Venue: Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli Date: Friday 5 January Kick-off: 19.35 GMT
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Wales have received a Six Nations injury boost as Scarlets prop Samson Lee is set to return to action.

Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac confirmed the prop will be in the squad against the Dragons at Parc y Scarlets in the Pro14 on Friday.

Lee, 25, has been out of action since 20 October with an Achilles problem and missed Wales' autumn internationals.

"Samson came through live scrummaging training well today so he will be in the 23," said Pivac.

The Scarlets prop's return will be good news for Wales coach Warren Gatland, who is already missing flanker Sam Warburton, centre Jonathan Davies and lock Jake Ball for the Six Nations, while number eight Taulupe Faletau also looks likely to be sidelined.

Doubts have also surfaced this week over the fitness of flanker Dan Lydiate and wings George North and Hallam Amos, back-rower Ross Moriarty has only played once this season, while Liam Williams has not played since November.

"Samson's return is good news," said Pivac.

"The medical teams have put a plan in place for Samson and he has worked tirelessly at getting himself right.

"He is feeling stronger and can push off both legs with an even amount of power.

"He has also done a lot of work on his conditioning so has a noticeably different body shape than six weeks ago and is getting around the field better in training."

Scott Williams led the Scarlets out against the Blues of New Year's Eve.
Scott Williams is one of several Scarlets players who will not be available to face the Dragons

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