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Is Wales’ Six Nations defence over before it began?

Wales named their RBS 6 Nations squad on Tuesday with a feeling that their title defence may already be over before it has even started.

Injuries have crippled the Welsh in the lead-up to the tournament - which they begin against Ireland in Cardiff on February 2 - and which was reflected in the 35-man list named by interim boss Rob Howley.

If Howley, 42, wanted an easy ride after being handed the reins from Warren Gatland, while he prepares to lead this winter's British & Irish Lions tour of Australia, the former Wales skipper has not got it.

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