Saracens prop Sam Wainwright added to Wales squad

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has made a forced change
Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has made a forced change

Wales have called up uncapped Saracens prop Sam Wainwright in the squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa.

The decision follows after Leon Brown is sidelined with a nerve problem on his shoulder that he sustained while playing for Dragons.

He now becomes the third uncapped player in the squad named by Wayne Pivac after Leicester flanker Tommy Reffell and Cardiff number eight James Ratti.

Wainwright has been part of Saracens since 2019 and played for them in six Premiership games and two European Challenge Cup matches this season.

The 24-year-old will link up with the Wales squad at Vale Resort training base following the conclusion of the ongoing Premiership season.

The three-game Test series between Wales and South Africa will kick-off on 2nd July at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.

Wales squad:

Forwards: Rhys Carre, Wyn Jones, Gareth Thomas, Ryan Elias, Dewi Lake, Sam Parry, Sam Wainwright, Tomas Francis, Dillon Lewis, Adam Beard, Will Rowlands, Alun Wyn Jones, Ben Carter, Dan Lydiate, Josh Navidi, James Ratti, Taulupe Faletau, Taine Basham, Tommy Reffell.

Backs: Gareth Davies, Kieran Hardy, Tomos Williams, Dan Biggar (capt), Gareth Anscombe, Rhys Patchell, George North, Nick Tompkins, Owen Watkin, Johnny Williams, Josh Adams, Alex Cuthbert, Louis Rees-Zammit, Liam Williams.