Reports are circulating that Warren Gatland is losing patience with George North and Alex Cuthbert for Wales and may be set to reassess his options. With that in mind here are the seven most likely options for Wales on the wings during the Six Nations…
North has been a regular in the Welsh side under Gatland and is probably more likely to retain his place than a misfiring Cuthbert. That being said, his failure to replicate his form for Northampton on the international stage is likely to count against him.
Cuthbert looks most in danger of losing out on his place in the starting XV given his slump in form for both club and country. Despite this though, he can point to an impressive try scoring record for Wales, he now needs to focus on improving the other aspects of his game.
Williams is the form back three player in Wales right now and as such should rightly be starting during the Six Nations. The question though is whether to continue including him out on the wing or whether to play him in his more natural position at full back
Barring injuries, Halfpenny has been the incumbent full back for Wales under Gatland, however there is an increasing swell of opinion that he should be moved onto the wing to accommodate Williams at full back. He has already proven effective in the 14 shirt for Wales in the past so could perhaps be tried here again.
If anyone is to break into the Wales side during the Six Nations then Hallam Amos is probably the one to do it. Amos has been in sublime form so far this season and deserves a chance on the wings, even if it is off the bench during the Six Nations.
Injuries have somewhat hampered the progress of Walker over the last year or two, however when fully fit he looks like one of Wales’ most exciting prospects on the wing. If he can remain fit between now and the World Cup then he could be a serious contender for a starting spot.
Jordan Williams is probably the longest bet for a spot on the wing out of this whole list, however the Scarlets utility back definitely looks one for the future and may therefore be fast tracked into the national side due to his versatility.
Who would you pick on the wings for Wales?