Wales confirmed their roster to face Los Pumas and Canada in July

Wales confirmed their roster to face Los Pumas and Canada in July

The 2021 Six Nations champions will face three matches at home against Canada and Los Pumas in July and Wayne Pivac announced a roster of 34 players who mixes experience and youth as he continues his preparations for the 2023 World Cup. In the absence of several of his figures for being with the British & Irish Lions on their tour of South Africa, such as Alun Wyn Jones, the Wales captain will be Jonathan Davies.

With 19 forwards and 15 backs, within the summoned, five wait for their debut with the red shirt: Taine Basham, Ben Carter, Tom Rogers, Ben, and Gareth Thomas.

Jonathan Davies is named to the team as captain, a role he previously played for his country in the 2019 Six Nations against Italy.

I know highlights the presence of the experienced Leigh Halfpenny, who has a total of 99 caps, including four with the Lions.

“We really want to get started, get down to business with this team and the three home games that we will face,” said head coach Wayne Pivac, adding: “It’s not just about testing new players, it’s also about It’s about the internationals getting more experience. It’s an opportunity for them to have more appearances and to take on leadership roles, so it will be an important period for us. “

Wales makes their debut in the November international window on July 3 against Canada, subsequently receiving Los Pumas on the 10th and 17th of the same month. All matches will take place at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

Wales roster for the July international window:

Forwards (19): Rhodri Jones (20 Caps), Nicky Smith (39 Caps), Gareth Thomas, Elliot Dee (37 Caps), Ryan Elias (17 Caps), Sam Parry (4 Caps), Leon Brown (17 Caps), Tomas Francis (57 Caps) ), Dillon Lewis (28 Caps), Adam Beard (25 Caps), Ben Carter, Cory Hill (32 Caps), Will Rowlands (7 Caps), Taine Basham, James Botham (6 Caps), Ross Moriarty (45 Caps), Josh Navidi (28 Caps), Josh Turnbull (10 Caps) and Aaron Wainwright (29 Caps).

Backs (15): Kieran Hardy (4 Caps), Tomos Williams (22 Caps), Rhodri Williams (3 Caps), Callum Sheedy (9 Caps), Jarrod Evans (6 Caps), Jonathan Davies (88 Caps) (Cap), Willis Halaholo (4 Caps ), Nick Tompkins (10 Caps), Ben Thomas, Hallam Amos (23 Caps), Leigh Halfpenny (95 Caps), Jonah Holmes, Owen Lane (2 Caps), Ioan Lloyd (2 Caps) and Tom Rogers.

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