Rugby: Hook eyes recall for Wales

James HOOK is ready to do a job for Wales if he has handed the No. 10 shirt against World Cup semi-final opponents France.

Coach Warren Gatland will name his team tomorrow for the biggest game in Welsh rugby history. And both Hook and 102-times-capped Stephen Jones are waiting to discover if fly-half incumbent Rhys Priestland will recover in time for Saturday’s Eden Park showdown.

Priestland took a knock to his shoulder during the closing minutes of Wales’ quarter-final victory over Ireland in Wellington last weekend, while lock Luke Charter is also suffered a shoulder injury and was forced off at half-time.

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Gatland is set to field an unchanged team if both players are declared fit. “I would be there if needed and selected,” said Hook, who was Wales’ full-back for their opening two World Cup games until a shoulder problem sidelined him. He returned to action from the bench against Ireland. “It was really difficult (watching on Saturday), but you get caught in the emotion on the bench and get behind the boys.”