Barclay has surgery after injury rules him out of Pro14 final


Pro14 final
Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin Date: Saturday, 26 May Kick-off: 18:00 BST
Coverage: Live on S4C, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru & BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app.

Scarlets and Scotland back-rower John Barclay has undergone surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon after being ruled out of the Pro14 final against Leinster in Dublin on Saturday.

The 31-year-old suffered the injury in Friday’s semi-final win at Glasgow.

It means the Edinburgh-bound player’s five-year career at Scarlets is over.

Scarlets stated: “We have made arrangements for John to begin his recovery and rehabilitation in Edinburgh.”

Scarlets ran in four tries at Scotstoun as they overcame the hosts to reach their second successive final, but Barclay departed after nine minutes because of the injury.

Leinster beat Munster 16-15 in Saturday’s second semi-final to book their date with the reigning champions.

Barclay was among several senior Scotland players rested from their summer tour of Canada, USA and Argentina.

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