Rugby: Briers rules out Wales return

Briers rules out Wales return

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Warrington stand-off Lee Briers has denied he will come out of international retirement to play for Wales at the World Cup

Briers ended his international career at the end of the Four Nations in 2011 but there had been suggestions he could return after head coach Iestyn Harris named 23 players in his squad instead of the 24 he is allowed.

However, Briers insists he will not be making up the numbers and says someone has got the wrong end of the stick.

Briers admits it will be hard enough to pick himself up for his coaching role with Wales after Warrington’s Grand Final defeat to Wigan and says there is no chance of him playing.

“I want to put this politely but there’s probably more chance of Jonathan Davies playing than me,” said Briers.

“I don’t know where the rumour came from that I might be making a comeback but I retired last year. It’s bad reporting. I’ve had my time.

“It’s going to be hard to pick myself up and go and work with the lads but that’s life. That’s what life throws at you, it’s challenging isn’t it?

“It’s how you come back and I’m strong enough to come back and make sure we make an impact in the World Cup.”

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