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Six Cardiff Blues stars included in Wales' autumn squad

Blues News | 6th October 2020

Six Cardiff Blues players have been selected in the Wales squad for the upcoming international fixtures, which includes the inaugural Autumn Nations Cup.

While head coach Wayne Pivac names seven uncapped players in the 38-man squad, the six Cardiff Blues representatives retains their spots from the 2020 Guinness Six Nations.

Josh Adams is the sole representative from the backline, with the wing looking to continue his fine form over the last 18 months. Adams has crossed for eight tries in nine regional appearances, adding to the 14 he's scored in 24 Welsh caps.

Front row duo Rhys Carré and Dillon Lewis are included amongst the forwards, alongside locks Seb Davies and Cory Hill, who both starred in the Guinness PRO14 victory over Zebre last week. 

Josh Navidi is included in the back row ranks, looking to add to his 24 caps to date.

A further five players graduated from the Cardiff Blues pathway, including uncapped trio Callum Sheedy, Ioan Lloyd and Louis Rees-Zammit, who ply their trade in the Gallagher Premiership with Bristol Bears and Gloucester Rugby.


Forwards (21): Rhys Carre (Cardiff Blues, 8 Caps), Wyn Jones (Scarlets, 25 Caps), Nicky Smith (Ospreys, 35 Caps), Ken Owens (Scarlets, 77 Caps), Ryan Elias (Scarlets, 13 Caps), Sam Parry (Ospreys)*, Samson Lee (Scarlets, 41 Caps), Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Blues, 26 Caps), Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs, 48 Caps), Leon Brown (Dragons, 10 Caps), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys, 138 Caps), Will Rowlands (Wasps, 1 Cap), Jake Ball (Scarlets, 46 Caps), Seb Davies (Cardiff Blues, 7 Caps), Cory Hill (Cardiff Blues, 25 Caps), Aaron Wainwright (Dragons, 21 Caps), Ross Moriarty (Dragons, 45 Caps), Taulupe Faletau (Bath, 76 Caps), Josh Navidi (Cardiff Blues, 24 Caps), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys, 76 Caps), Josh Macleod (Scarlets)*.

Backs (17): Rhys Webb (Ospreys, 33 Caps), Gareth Davies (Scarlets, 53 Caps), Kieran Hardy (Scarlets)*, Dan Biggar (Northampton, 83 Caps), Rhys Patchell (Scarlets, 19 Caps), Callum Sheedy (Bristol)*, Owen Watkin (Ospreys, 22 Caps), Nick Tompkins (Dragons, 4 Caps), Jonathan Davies (Scarlets, 81 Caps), Johnny Williams (Scarlets)*, George North (Ospreys, 95 Caps), Josh Adams (Cardiff Blues, 24 Caps), Louis Rees-Zammit (Gloucester)*, Jonah Holmes (Dragons, 3 Caps), Leigh Halfpenny (Scarlets, 89 Caps), Ioan Lloyd (Bristol)*, Liam Williams (Scarlets, 63 Caps).