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Gatland Names Squad for Wales Summer Tour

Gatland Names Squad for Wales Summer Tour

Warren Gatland has named his 31-man squad for Wales Summer Tour to the US and Argentina. The Welsh will open their Tour against South Africa in Washington D.C. before heading south to Argentina where they will play two Tests against the Pumas.

2017 Lions Ross Moriarty and George North are among the big-name players selected while the likes of Luke Charteris, Tomas Francis, Bradley Davies and Scott Williams bring experience to the party.

But the majority of the squad have under 20 caps and with just 31 set to travel will get every opportunity to show what they can do.

Cory Hill, who joined up with the Lions Tour last summer, but did not make an appearance in the red Jersey will co-captain the Welsh side alongside Ellis Jenkins.

Gatland commented; “This summer is a great opportunity for this squad to build on their experience, get Test match game time under their belt and face Rugby Championship opposition,

“We have picked a squad of 31 to try and give players as much game time as possible. It shows the depth we have built in recent years that we have just one uncapped player in the squad in Tomos, but he has been in a number of squads so knows the environment well.

WALES SQUAD:  Summer Tour 2018

FORWARDS:
Rob Evans (Scarlets) (25 Caps)
Wyn Jones (Scarlets) (8 Caps)
Nicky Smith (Ospreys) (18 Caps)
Elliot Dee (Dragons) (7 Caps)
Ryan Elias (Scarlets) (2 Caps)
Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs) (31 Caps)
Samson Lee (Scarlets) (38 Caps)
Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Blues) (2 Caps)
Adam Beard (Ospreys) (2 Caps)
Bradley Davies (Ospreys) (62 Caps)
Seb Davies (Cardiff Blues) (4 Caps)
Luke Charteris (Bath) (74 Caps)
Cory Hill (Dragons) (15 Caps) (Co-Captain)
James Davies (Scarlets) (1 Cap)
Ellis Jenkins (Cardiff Blues) (6 Caps) (Co-Captain)
Ross Moriarty (Gloucester) (20 Caps)
Josh Navidi (Cardiff Blues) (11 Caps)
Aaron Shingler (Scarlets) (17 Caps)’

BACKS:
Aled Davies (Scarlets) (8 Caps)
Gareth Davies (Scarlets) (32 Caps)
Tomos Williams (Cardiff Blues) (*Uncapped)
Gareth Anscombe (Cardiff Blues) (15 Caps)
Rhys Patchell (Scarlets) (8 Caps)
Hadleigh Parkes (Scarlets) (6 Caps)
Owen Watkin (Ospreys) (4 Caps)
Scott Williams (Scarlets) (55 Caps)
Josh Adams (Worcester Warriors) (2 Caps)
Hallam Amos (Dragons) (15 Caps)
Steff Evans (Scarlets) (9 Caps)
George North (Northampton Saints) (73 Caps)
Tom Prydie (Scarlets) (7 Caps)

WALES SUMMER TOUR FIXTURES 2018 (All times are GMT)

WALES v SOUTH AFRICA,
RFK Stadium, Washington DC, Saturday June 2 (KO 21:00)

ARGENTINA v WALES (1st Test)
Estadio San Juan Del Bicentenario, San Juan, Saturday June 9 (KO 19.40)

ARGENTINA v WALES (2nd Test)
Estadio Brigadier Lopez, Santa Fe, Saturday June 16 (KO 19.40)

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