Gatland Omits A Number Of High-Profile Stars In Wales Squad For Autumn Series
Wielding the axe.
Wales boss Warren Gatland has named his Wales squad for next month’s Autumn series, with a number of high-profile players omitted. There are five uncapped players in the squad – Leon Brown, Elliot Dee, Sam Cross, Hadleigh Parkes, Owen Watkin.
After an excellent star to the season, Bath’s Rhys Priestland has earned a deserved recall, while interestingly Toulon-bound Rhys Webb has been included in the squad, despite the fact that he’s soon to be ineligible.
Some of the high profile omissions include; Jamie Roberts, Scott Williams, Luke Charteris and Sam Davies.
Forwards: Nicky Smith, Rob Evans, Wyn Jones; Tomas Francis, Samson Lee, Leon Brown; Kristian Dacey, Ken Owens, Elliot Dee; Jake Ball, Alun Wyn Jones, Seb Davies, Adam Beard, Cory Hill; Justin Tipuric, Sam Cross, Dan Lydiate, Taulupe Faletau, Aaron Shingler, Josh Navidi.
Backs: Gareth Davies, Rhys Webb, Aled Davies; Dan Biggar, Rhys Patchell, Rhys Priestland, Owen Williams; Hadleigh Parkes, Owen Watkin, Jonathan Davies, Tyler Morgan; Alex Cuthbert, Steffan Evans, Hallam Amos; Liam Williams, Leigh Halfpenny.