Wales prop Samson Lee has returned from a debilitating achilles injury the strongest and heaviest he has ever been, although his comeback has excluded any ferreting.
The Welsh were hit by a crushing double injury nightmare just before the World Cup when Leigh Halfpenny and Rhys Webb were ruled out by injuries sustained in the final warm-up game against Italy.
There were fears tighthead prop Lee and full-back Liam Williams might also fail to make the cut.
But the duo have both been named in Warren Gatland's side to face Uruguay at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on Sunday. Lee suffered a ruptured achilles tendon in March.
"I'm glad to get back, after all the hard work I've been doing with the physios," said Lee.
"There's always been a doubt (of not making it), it's been a lot of hard work, but the physios have been unbelievable."
During his rehabilitation, the Scarlets prop admitted that he had done a lot of weights.
"I've got stronger. I don't think you can get a much bigger neck!" he joked.
"I'm the heaviest I've ever been, I'm stronger than I've ever been."
Lee also revealed that he had to give up his hobby of ferreting.
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