Ospreys star James Hook has been handed a second piece of good news in four days after he received a surprise call to play for Wales. Having previosuly watched from the Wales Rugby Hospitality Tickets, Hook has taken on a starring role!
Hook helped the Ospreys to Magners League glory on Saturday night, playing a key part in the 17-12 triumph over Leinster at the RDS,
That historic win was expected to be Hook’s last appearance of the summer as the 24-year-old prepared for shoulder surgery.
The Welsh Rugby Union had previously announced that Hook would miss next Saturday’s Test against South Africa, as well as the impending tour of New Zealand.
But Wales coach Warren Gatland has performed a dramatic u-turn by naming the British & Irish Lions tourist in his starting XV for the Cardiff clash with the Springboks.
“James is desperate to play and it just shows how much it means to him to put that red jersey on,” said Gatland.
“We are obviously delighted to have him and would particularly like to thank Scott Johnson and Andrew Hore at the Ospreys who have helped to make it possible.