Wales World Cup squad: Rhys Patchell & Cory Hill in Warren Gatland’s final 31 for Japan
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Rhys Patchell would be Wales’ backup fly-half into Dan Biggar for its World Cup, after being named in the final squad of Warren Gatland.
Cardiff Blues 10 Jarrod Evans, who began Saturday’s warm-up loss misses out are meant by that.
Lock Cory Hill is comprised despite being sidelined with a little fracture in his leg.
There’s no area for Scarlets props Samson Lee and Rob Evans, or center Scott Williams.
Evans was first choice during Wales’ 2019 Grand Slam effort but Saracens’ Rhys Carre makes the airplane after making his debut.
Nicky Smith, Tomas Francis, Dillon Lewis and Wyn Jones would be the props. Jones will cover either side of the scrum with two.
Ken Owens, who is currently heading into Ryan Elias along with his third World Cup Dee would be the 3 hookers in the squad.
“Selection is the toughest part of this project and that’s especially true include RWC time,” said Gatland.
“Reducing the team down to 31 has been exceptionally hard especially when you look at the depth we have created and the total amount of work the training team have set in.”
Hill isn’t anticipated to be available for the beginning of Wales’ campaign, which begins on 23 September against Georgia.
Nevertheless, the 27-year-old gets the nod at the second-row alongside Jake Ball, captain Alun Wyn Jones and Adam Beard.
Wales have named six back-rows at Ross Moriarty, James Davies, Josh Navidi, Aaron Shingler, Justin Tipuric along with Aaron Wainwright.
Gatland has selected 18 forward and 13 backs into his 31-man squad.
Aled Davies gareth Davies and Tomos Williams are named as the scrum-halves.
Centre Owen Watkin has been given the nod although Hallam Amos is selected in the rear three ahead of Owen Lane who shopped his debut.
Hadleigh Parkes, jonathan Davies and Watkin are the centres from the group, with Amos Josh Adams, Leigh Halfpenny, George North and Liam Williams included as collections.
Are Lane Jonah Holmes, Steff Evans, Scott Williams, Jarrod Evans, Rob Evans, Lee, Leon Brown and Bradley Davies.
“We’re really happy with the last 31we believe there’s an excellent blend to the group, concerning talent, age and experience profile and we are all incredibly excited about heading into Japan and what lies ahead,” Gatland added.
“All these players have delivered and performed for Wales and deserve the opportunity to represent their country in the game’s showpiece tournament.”
What began as an training group of 42 players had been reduced by 2 tournament-ending injuries to number eight Taulupe Faletau along with fly-half Gareth Anscombe.
Wales begin their World Cup campaign in Japan against Georgia on Monday, 23 September in Toyota City before additional pool matches from Fiji, Australia and Uruguay.
Props: Nicky Smith (Ospreys), Wyn Jones (Scarlets), Rhys Carre (Saracens), Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs), Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Blues).
Hookers: Ken Owens (Scarlets), Elliot Dee (Dragons), Ryan Elias (Scarlets).
Second-rows: Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys, capt), Adam Beard (Ospreys), Cory Hill (Dragons), Jake Ball (Scarlets).
Back-rowers: Aaron Shingler (Scarlets), Josh Navidi (Cardiff Blues), Ross Moriarty (Dragons), Aaron Wainwright (Dragons), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys), James Davies (Scarlets).
Scrum-halves: Gareth Davies (Scarlets), Tomos Williams (Cardiff Blues), Aled Davies (Ospreys).
Fly-halves: Dan Biggar (Northampton), Rhys Patchell (Scarlets).
Centres: Hadleigh Parkes (Scarlets), Jonathan Davies (Scarlets), Owen Watkin (Ospreys).
Back three: Liam Williams (Saracens), Leigh Halfpenny (Scarlets), George North (Ospreys), Hallam Amos (Cardiff Blues), Josh Adams (Cardiff Blues.
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