Wales Name 42-Man Rugby World Cup Training Squad

Road to Japan.

Uncapped Cardiff Blues prop Rhys Carre has been named in the extended Wales squad who will prepare for the World Cup later this year in Japan, despite the fact that he has signed for Saracens ahead of next season.

Back-row forwards Aaron Shingler, Taulupe Faletau and Josh Navidi are included in anticipation of their returns from injuries before the tournament.

Uncapped Blues wing Owen Lane is also included in the 42-man squad. There’s no room for the likes of  Jamie Roberts or Dan Lydiate. Thomas Young, who was involved in Wales’ Grand Slam, is also not included.

42-man Wales Rugby World Cup training squad.

Forwards (23)

Leon Brown, Rhys Carre*, Rob Evans, Tomas Francis, Wyn Jones, Samson Lee, Dillon Lewis, Nicky Smith, Elliot Dee, Ryan Elias, Ken Owens, Jake Ball, Adam Beard, Bradley Davies, Cory Hill, Alun Wyn Jones, James Davies, Taulupe Faletau, Ross Moriarty, Josh Navidi, Aaron Shingler, Justin Tipuric, Aaron Wainwright.

Backs (19)

Aled Davies, Gareth Davies, Tomos Williams, Gareth Anscombe, Dan Biggar, Jarrod Evans, Rhys Patchell, Jonathan Davies, Hadleigh Parkes, Owen Watkin, Scott Williams, Josh Adams, Hallam Amos, Steff Evans, Leigh Halfpenny, Owen Lane*, George North, Jonah Holmes, Liam WIlliams.