Wales have named uncapped combine James Davies and Josh Adams in their squad for the Six Nations 2018. Flanker Davies, 27, has been remunerated for his magnificent frame with Scarlets, while Worcester wing Adams is the best attempt scorer in the English Premiership.
Shower number eight Taulupe Faletau is incorporated regardless of being discounted of the initial two rounds of the Six Nations with knee damage.
Harlequins focus Jamie Roberts and Bath bolt Luke Charteris are forgotten.The 39-man squad is bigger than regular, halfway due to wellness worries over a modest bunch of players.
SQUAD NEWS 🏴 Wales squad for 2018 @SixNationsRugby, led by @AlunWynJones and featuring two uncapped players in @JoshAdams951 and @cubbyboi. Llongyfarchiadau i’r bechgyn i gyd. https://t.co/SSg9bSLbku pic.twitter.com/ohFVocPDoE
— Welsh Rugby Union 🏉 (@WelshRugbyUnion) January 16, 2018
Northampton wing George North is incorporated in the wake of grabbing ia knee damage, despite the fact that he is required to be fit to come back to activity this end of the week.
Shower fly-half Rhys Priestland harmed his hamstring last Friday and Dragons back Hallam Amos endured a lower leg damage in the Christmas derby coordinate against Cardiff Blues.
What Gregor Townsend said
With the announcement of this 40-man squad, we are now entering the key stages of our preparation for this year’s NatWest 6 Nations Championship.
It’s a bigger squad than we originally planned – which is largely down to the competition for places – with a number of players having performed well in the Autumn Tests and a few others putting their hands up for selection in recent weeks.
We welcome Blair Kinghorn into our group for the first time, who has been in excellent form with Edinburgh this season, and also three of our most experienced players in Richie Gray, Greig Laidlaw and Scott Lawson.
We are looking forward to working with them and the rest of the squad to ensure that we build on the momentum the players generated in 2017.
First call-ups for Josh Adams and James Davies
Rob Evans (Scarlets) (20 Caps)
Wyn Jones (Scarlets (5 Caps)
Nicky Smith (Ospreys) (16 Caps)
Scott Baldwin (Ospreys) (34 Caps)
Elliot Dee (Dragons) (2 Caps)
Ken Owens (Scarlets) (52 Caps)
Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs) (26 Caps)
Samson Lee (Scarlets) (34 Caps)
Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Blues) (2 Caps)
Adam Beard (Ospreys) (2 Caps)
Bradley Davies (Ospreys) (57 Caps)
Seb Davies (Cardiff Blues) (3 Caps)
Cory Hill (Dragons) (10 Caps)
Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys) (113 Caps) (CAPT)
James Davies (Scarlets) (*Uncapped)
Taulupe Faletau (Bath) (70 Caps)
Ellis Jenkins (Cardiff Blues) (5 Caps)
Ross Moriarty (Gloucester) (17 Caps)
Josh Navidi (Cardiff Blues) (7 Caps)
Aaron Shingler (Scarlets) (13 Caps)
Justin Tipuric (Ospreys) (52 Caps)
Aled Davies (Scarlets) (5 Caps)
Gareth Davies (Scarlets) (27 Caps)
Rhys Webb (Ospreys) (31 Caps)
Gareth Anscombe (Cardiff Blues) (11 Caps)
Dan Biggar (Ospreys) (60 Caps)
Rhys Patchell (Scarlets) (5 Caps)
Rhys Priestland (Bath) (50 Caps)
Hadleigh Parkes (Scarlets) (1 Cap)
Owen Watkin (Ospreys) (2 Caps)
Owen Williams (Gloucester) (3 Caps)
Scott Williams (Scarlets) (51 Caps)
Josh Adams (Worcester Warriors) (*Uncapped)
Hallam Amos (Dragons) (15 Caps)
Alex Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues) (47 Caps)
Steff Evans (Scarlets) (5 Caps)
Leigh Halfpenny (Scarlets) (74 Caps)
George North (Northampton Saints) (69 Caps)
Liam Williams (Saracens) (45 Caps)
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