Wales prop Carre a doubt for Six Nations opener after red card

Rhys Carre left Cardiff Blues to join Saracens ahead of the 2019-20 seasonSaracens prop Rhys Carre could be a doubt for Wales’ Six Nations start after being sent off in their Champions Cup win against Ospreys in Swansea.Carre was red-carded after five minutes by French referee Alexandre Ruiz for a shoulder-led tackle on Ospreys full-back Dan Evans.Ruiz adjudged Carre made contact with Evans’ head or neck with no arms used.Wales face Italy in the Six Nations opener at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday, 1 February.Saracens still won 22-15 with 14 men, but Carre will face a disciplinary hearing next week to determine whether he will be banned.The 21-year-old was one of three loose-head props in Wales’ 2019 World Cup squad alongside Wyn Jones and Nicky Smith with Rob Evans left out of the tournament in Japan.Carre has won six Wales caps with his starting debut against Ireland in August 2019 followed by five World Cup replacement appearances.Tight-head prop Tomas Francis is set to miss the whole tournament through injury with Dillon Lewis, Samson Lee, Leon Brown and Sale’s uncapped WillGriff John battling for positions.New Wales coach Wayne Pivac, who was watching from the Liberty Stadium stands, names his Six Nations squad on Wednesday, 15 January.For the latest Welsh rugby union news follow @BBCScrumV on Twitter.

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