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Wales lose prop for first Test

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 7/06/2016

Wales' Paul James © PA Wales' Paul James Experienced Welsh prop Paul James has been ruled out of the first Test against the All Blacks, prompting coach Warren Gatland to call for cover.

Ospreys tighthead Aaron Jarvis is flying to New Zealand on standby for James, who hasn't recovered as quickly as hoped from a calf injury.

Welsh medical staff say the 34-year-old, who played the first of his 66 Tests in 2003, is out of contention for Saturday's Test at Eden Park but could be ready for the second Test in Wellington a week later.

Jarvis has played 17 Tests, most recently in March in a Six Nations win over Italy.

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