Wales International Has Three Six Nations Medals Despite Not Playing A Minute

Madness.

Imagine having three Six Nations medals (including two Grand Slams) despite never setting foot on a rugby pitch for any of those campaigns.

Well that’s the case for Wales international Josh Turnbull who has three Six Nations medals at home, despite not playing a minute. Turnbull’s one and only Six Nations appearance came in a victory over Scotland at Murrayfield in 2011, but was part of the winning squads in 2012, 2013 and this year 2019.

“I’ve got three Six Nations winners medals and I never played a game in 2012, 2013 and 2019,” Turnbull told WalesOnline

But the Cardiff Blues man isn’t bitter. He knows everyone in the squad plays their part, whether it be on the pitch or on the training paddock getting those guys ready and up to speed.

“I went up to Alun Wyn Jones after the game [against Ireland on Saturday], shook his hand and said congratulations and, in fairness, he said afterwards ‘thanks for everything throughout this campaign’.” he said

“That just shows the respect he has for every member of that squad. He went around every player, shook their hands and said thank you regardless of whether they played a minute or not.”

“You’re all part of the squad, you’re all important.”

That’s some statistic to have all the same.