Wales duo Jonathan Davies and Rhys Patchell ruled out of Six Nations 2020

Jonathan Davies has a knee injury
Jonathan Davies has a knee injury

Wales have suffered double injury blows ahead of the upcoming Six Nations tournament with fly-half Rhys Patchell and centre Jonathan Davies ruled out of the tournament.

Davies picked up a knee injury during the World Cup game against Fiji and had missed the quarter-final game against France. Even though he returned back to the side for semi-final against South Africa and bronze game against New Zealand and will now require a surgery.

As a result, the 31-year-old will be sidelined for six months which ruled him out of the Six Nations tournament and a doubtful starter for Wales' summer tour of New Zealand next year.

Meanwhile, Patchell suffered a shoulder injury during the third place play-off game against New Zealand and will now go under the knife. He will be out of action for three to four months.

"Rhys Patchell and Jonathan Davies both face surgery following injuries sustained in the recent Rugby World Cup," read a statement released by the Welsh Rugby Union.

"Rhys Patchell is expected to return to play between 12-16 weeks following a shoulder injury, whereas Jonathan Davies faces at least six months recovering from knee surgery."

Meanwhile, Wales will take on Barbarians at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday 30th November which will be Wayne Pivac's first game in charge of the national side as he takes over from Warren Gatland.

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