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Cardiff quintet named in Wales squad for Autumn Nations Series

International | 18th October 2022

Five Cardiff stars have been named in the Wales’ 35-man squad for the upcoming Autumn Nations Series fixtures.

Tomos Williams, Josh Adams and Rhys Priestland are the Blue and Blacks’ representatives amongst the backs, with Dillon Lewis and Taulupe Faletau included in the forwards.

Wales will be hosting New Zealand, Georgia, Argentina and Australia at Principality Stadium throughout November.

Seb Davies, Liam Williams and Josh Navidi were unavailable for selection as they’re sidelined by injuries.

Former Cardiff pathway players included in Wayne Pivac’s squad include Christ Tshiunza (Exeter Chiefs), Louis Rees-Zammit (Gloucester), Leigh Halfpenny (Scarlets), Alex Cuthbert (Ospreys) and uncapped scrum half Dane Blacker (Scarlets).

Joining Blacker as uncapped players in the squad as Josh MacLeod, Sam Costelow, Joe Hawkins and Rio Dyer.

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Wales: Rhodri Jones (Dragons – 21 caps), Nicky Smith (Ospreys – 41 caps), Gareth Thomas (Ospreys – 13 caps), Ryan Elias (Scarlets – 30 caps), Dewi Lake (Ospreys – 8 caps), Ken Owens (Scarlets – 87 caps), Tomas Francis (Ospreys – 65 caps), Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Rugby – 41 caps), Sam Wainwright (Saracens – 2 caps), Adam Beard (Ospreys – 37 caps), Ben Carter (Dragons Rugby – 6 caps). Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys 153 caps), Will Rowlands (Dragons Rugby – 21 caps), Taulupe Faletau (Cardiff Rugby – 91 caps), Dan Lydiate (Ospreys – 68 caps), Josh MacLeod (Scarlets – uncapped), Jac Morgan (Ospreys – 3 caps), Tommy Reffell (Leicester Tigers – 3 caps), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys – 86 caps), Christ Tshiunza (Exeter Chiefs – 2 caps); Dane Blacker (Scarlets – uncapped), Kieran Hardy (Scarlets – 14 caps), Tomos Williams (Cardiff Rugby – 36 caps), Gareth Anscombe (Ospreys – 32 caps), Sam Costelow (Scarlets – uncapped), Rhys Priestland (Cardiff Rugby – 52 caps), Joe Hawkins – (Ospreys uncapped), George North (Ospreys – 105 caps), Nick Tompkins (Saracens – 23 caps), Owen Watkin (Ospreys – 33 caps), Josh Adams – (Cardiff Rugby – 42 caps), Alex Cuthbert (Ospreys – 52 caps), Rio Dyer (Dragons Rugby – uncapped), Leigh Halfpenny (Scarlets – 96 caps), Louis Rees-Zammit (Gloucester Rugby – 19 caps)

Players unavailable for selection due to injury: Taine Basham, Dan Biggar, Leon Brown, Seb Davies, Wyn Jones, Josh Navidi, Johnny Williams, Liam Williams