Adam ruled out of autumn tests

Adam Jones has withdrawn from the 35-man Wales squad for next month's autumn international series, due to a knee problem.

He will undergo a rehabilitation period of between 6 to 10 weeks - with regular assessments to establish an accurate return to play time - effectively ruling him out of Wales’ clashes with Argentina, Samoa, New Zealand and Australia at the Millennium Stadium, beginning next month.

Jones will also miss the national squad training camp in Spala, Poland, which departs this weekend, after being reviewed by his orthopaedic consultant today (Friday).

He originally injured his knee in early September and has been troubled with symptoms since that injury, but suffered a re-injury during the Heineken cup fixture against Leicester last weekend.