Uncapped Tomos Williams named in 31-man Wales squad for June tour

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has confirmed the squad for June tour
Wales head coach Warren Gatland has confirmed the squad for June tour
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Wales head coach Warren Gatland has named uncapped scrum-half Tomos Williams in the 31-man squad for the upcoming summer tour in June.

Cory Hill and Ellis Jenkins have been appointed co-captains as Wales face South Africa on 2nd June followed by two-Test series against Argentina on 9th and 16th June. The game against Springboks will be played at a neutral venue at RFK Stadium in United States while the game against the Pumas will be played in San Juan and Santa Fe.

Wales head coach Gatland believes the tour will be a perfect opportunity for them to build towards the all-important 2019 World Cup.

“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,” said Gatland.

“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.

“We have picked Cory and Ellis as co-captains, they are both leaders and have experience captaining at regional level so this is an opportunity for them to build on that."

Wales squad

Forwards: Rob Evans, Wyn Jones, Nicky Smith, Elliot Dee, Ryan Elias, Tomas Francis, Samson Lee, Dillon Lewis, Adam Beard, Bradley Davies, Seb Davies, Luke Charteris, Cory Hill (co-captain), James Davies, Ellis Jenkins (co-captain), Ross Moriarty, Josh Navidi, Aaron Shingler

Backs: Aled Davies, Gareth Davies, Tomos Williams, Gareth Anscombe, Rhys Patchell, Hadleigh Parkes, Owen Watkin, Scott Williams, Josh Adams, Hallam Amos, Steff Evans, George North, Tom Prydie

 

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