Wayne Pivac has revealed Hallam Amos has some big decisions to make over his rugby future as he also looks to pursue a medicine career.
Amos was expected to be involved in Wales’ autumn squad – having been a staple of Welsh squads in recent years.
However, despite injuries to Leigh Halfpenny and the unavailability of Louis Rees-Zammit for the first match against New Zealand, the Cardiff back three man has missed out – with his medical studies seemingly being the reason why.
Amos has spent the best part of the last decade studying medicine at Cardiff University – with the 27-year-old currently close to completing his studies having finished his exams. He is now undergoing a period of shadowing work.
Quite what Amos would do once he qualified as a doctor has always been up in the air – such is the level of commitment that both medicine and professional sport demand.
And Pivac revealed after naming his squad that the big decisions Amos faces over his future is why he’s been left out of the upcoming autumn campaign.
“Hallam Amos is a separate issue,” said Pivac when asked about his back-three selections.
“Hallam and I spoke earlier this week about his medical studies and what he’s doing outside of rugby.
“At the moment, he’s a very busy young man. He’s got some decisions to make going forward. For now, the decision is to leave him out.”
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When pushed on whether Amos needed to decide on whether to do medicine full-time, Pivac admitted that was a call for the player to make himself.
However, he did reveal that it was Amos who reached out to him about the situation.
“That’s for him to sort out,” he added.
“He’s actually called me. He’s just finished his studies. He knows what is around the corner in terms of decisions to be made.
“He’s got to focus on club rugby at the moment and the decisions to be made.”
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