Wales has appointed a 42-man training squad to prepare for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Includes 18 players with Rugby World Cup experience and two players Rhys Carre pillar and Owen Lane wing without a hood in the World Cup.
Thirty-six of Wales’s 2019 Grand Slam players are named to the training squad, consisting of 23 forwards and 19 backs. Fans are waiting to watch their live performance in the world cup. They are booking tickets for the Rugby World Cup.
The players will join Wales on a continuous basis after each of them has had four weeks of rest following their last club / regional match.
Square, uncapped, joins the other accessories Leon Brown, Rob Evans, Tomas Francis, Wyn Jones, Samson Lee, Dillon Lewis and Nicky Smith.
Alun Wyn Jones, who has competed in three of the most prestigious tournaments in the game (2007, 11, 15), alongside Jake Ball, Adam Beard, Bradley Davies and Cory Hill. Taulupe Faletau, who also participated in the 2011 and 2015 tournaments, is back after an injury with James Davies. Ross Moriarty, Josh Navidi, Aaron Shingler and Justin Tipuric complete the contingent in the background.
Wales named the same 18 players that made up the Guinness Six Nations team with the addition of Lane.
Wales named four centres, Jonathan Davies, Hadleigh Parkes, Owen Watkin and Scott Williams, who competed in two World Cups for Wales.
“It’s exciting to name our coaching team and launch the RWC,” said Wales head coach Warren Gatland.”
We have appointed a team of 42 men full of experience, a good number of the winning Grand Slam team are present and players who have returned from their injury.
The last two years have been spent deepening the depth and exposing the players. So, we limited the numbers to make the team as manageable as possible.
We have created an excellent competition on the team and there are currently two players on the injured list that we could add to the team later, based on their recovery.
We were really impressed by Rhys and Owen. It’s been a long time since they were on our succession plan. It will be good to have them with us in a camp and see what they are capable of doing.
We are looking forward to meeting and having a hard summer of work ahead of us. We have planned it meticulously and plans have been in place for quite some time now. Looking back on the years 2011 and 2015, we were satisfied with our preparation. We hope to be able to take this into account this year and, hopefully, take advantage of it.
WALES’ 2019 RWC TRAINING SQUAD:
FORWARDS – 23:
Leon Brown (Dragons) (5 Caps)
Rhys Carre (Cardiff Blues) (*Uncapped)
Rob Evans (Scarlets) (35 Caps)
Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs) (40 Caps)
Wyn Jones (Scarlets) (12 Caps)
Samson Lee (Scarlets) (40 Caps)
Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Blues) (12 Caps)
Nicky Smith (Ospreys) (28 Caps)
Elliot Dee (Dragons) (18 Caps)
Ryan Elias (Scarlets) (7 Caps)
Ken Owens (Scarlets) (64 Caps)
Jake Ball (Scarlets) (32 Caps)
Adam Beard (Ospreys) (13 Caps)
Bradley Davies (Ospreys) (64 Caps)
Cory Hill (Dragons) (24 Caps)
Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys) (125 Caps)
James Davies (Scarlets) (3 Caps)
Taulupe Faletau (Bath) (72 Caps)
Ross Moriarty (Dragons) (31 Caps)
Josh Navidi (Cardiff Blues) (16 Caps)
Aaron Shingler (Scarlets) (17 Caps)
Justin Tipuric (Ospreys) (64 Caps)
Aaron Wainwright (Dragons) (8 Caps)
BACKS – 19:
Aled Davies (Ospreys) (16 Caps)
Gareth Davies (Scarlets) (41 Caps)
Tomos Williams (Cardiff Blues) (7 Caps)
Gareth Anscombe (Cardiff Blues) (26 Caps)
Dan Biggar (Northampton Saints) (70 Caps)
Jarrod Evans (Cardiff Blues) (1 Cap)
Rhys Patchell (Scarlets) (11 Caps)
Jonathan Davies (Scarlets) (73 Caps)
Hadleigh Parkes (Scarlets) (15 Caps)
Owen Watkin (Ospreys) (13 Caps)
Scott Williams (Ospreys) (57 Caps)
Josh Adams (Worcester Warriors) (10 Caps)
Hallam Amos (Dragons) (18 Caps)
Steff Evans (Scarlets) (12 Caps)
Leigh Halfpenny (Scarlets) (81 Caps)
Owen Lane (Cardiff Blues) (*Uncapped)
George North (Ospreys) (83 Caps)
Jonah Holmes (Leicester Tigers) (2 Caps)
Liam Williams (Saracens) (55 Caps)
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