Six Nations 2016: Rhys Webb called up to Wales squad

Rhys Webb
Rhys Webb was Welsh rugby's player of the year in 2015
Six Nations: England v Wales
Venue: Twickenham Date: Saturday, 12 March Kick-off: 16:00 GMT
Coverage: Live on ITV, commentary on BBC Radio 5 live & BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live text commentary.

Wales have called Ospreys scrum-half Rhys Webb into their Six Nations squad after six months out of international rugby with injury.

The 27-year-old met up with the squad on Monday morning as they gathered ahead of their match against England.

Webb made his comeback from injury for Ospreys in mid-February and has not played for Wales since injuring a foot against Italy in September.

He led the team and played 80 minutes in Ospreys' 19-16 defeat by Leinster.

Webb established himself as Wales' first-choice scrum-half ahead of Mike Phillips after crossing for three tries in the 2015 Six Nations Championship.

However, he left the field on a stretcher in Wales' final warm-up game before the World Cup, where his place was taken by Gareth Davies.

Rhys Webb
Rhys Webb missed the whole of the 2015 World Cup

The Scarlets number nine has since gone on to score six tries - five of them in the World Cup - and was named man of the match in Wales' 19-10 win against France.

Webb suffered a setback on his return for Ospreys when a clash of heads ruled him out for a week.

But he has looked assured in two matches since, and completed the full game against Leinster.

Both teams are unbeaten in this season's Six Nations, with England on course for a first Grand Slam since 2003 and Wales likely to be tournament favourites if they win at Twickenham.

Date (All times GMT)ProgrammeCoverage
Sat, 12 Mar (13:30 KO)Ireland v ItalyITV and BBC Radio
Sat, 12 Mar (16:00 KO)England v WalesITV and BBC Radio 5 live
Sun, 13 Mar, 14:00 (15:00 KO)Scotland v FranceBBC One and BBC Radio

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