Wales call-up Scarlets centre Eddie James to summer Tests squad

Warren Gatland has made an addition to the squad
Warren Gatland has made an addition to the squad

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has called up uncapped Scarlets centre Eddie James to the squad for the summer Test fixtures.

He will now become the fifth player to feature in the squad named by Gatland alongside Jacob Beetham, Ellis Bevan, Keelan Giles and Josh Hathaway.

James started his professional rugby career with Carmarthen Quins in 2021 and moved to Llanelli in 2022. He made his debut with Scarlets in 2023 and was presented with the Coaches’ Breakthrough Player of the Season award.

He will now join the already announced 36-member squad for the fixture against the Springboks at Twickenham on June 22 with the squad set to be trimmed to 34 for the Test series against Australia and a clash against the Queensland Reds.

Wales squad:

Forwards: Corey Domachowski, Kemsley Mathias, Gareth Thomas, Elliot Dee, Dewi Lake, Evan Lloyd, Sam Parry, Keiron Assiratti, Archie Griffin, Dillon Lewis, Harri O’Connor, Henry Thomas, Ben Carter, Cory Hill, Dafydd Jenkins, Matthew Screech, Christ Tshiunza, Mackenzie Martin, Jac Morgan, Taine Plumtree, Tommy Reffell, Aaron Wainwright.

Backs: Ellis Bevan, Gareth Davies, Kieran Hardy, Sam Costelow, Mason Grady, Ben Thomas, Nick Tompkins, Owen Watkin, Rio Dyer, Keelan Giles, Josh Hathaway, Liam Williams, Jacob Beetham, Cameron Winnett, Eddie James