Josh Adams has been suspended for Wales’ first two matches of the Six Nations following a breach of Covid-19 protocols. Adams attended a gathering with his immediate family present on Sunday, the day after the full Wales squad was released from camp ahead of their Six Nations opener with Ireland.
“We are extremely disappointed with the breach and have acted robustly and swiftly to take all appropriate measures.” Wales head coach Wayne Pivac said. “All players and management have received detailed briefings and education regarding our protocols, and everyone has a responsibility to abide by the rules.”
“On this occasion, Josh has made an error of judgement, he made a mistake and he has shown immediate remorse,” he added. “He was present at a small, immediate family gathering to celebrate a milestone with those close to him, but that is against the rules and action had to be taken.”
“I would like to apologise unreservedly.” Adams, who has been released from the Wales training camp, said. “When out of camp, at the weekend, I made an error of judgement. I attended a small gathering of the immediate family to celebrate a family milestone. It was wrong to do this. I’m aware that everyone needs to follow the rules and being in the public eye I have a responsibility to lead by example and I’ve fallen short on this occasion. I’d like to apologise to my team-mates and to our supporters for my mistake.”