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Yappy Replaces Gethin in Wales Squad

25th May 2006

John Yapp has been called up to the Wales squad for the tour of Argentina in place of fellow Blues Prop Gethin Jenkins, who has been ruled out with a shoulder injury.

"John is also a very competitive player who has shown glimpses of what he is capable of for his region this year," added Nigel Davies, Wales Attack Coach.

"He is a prop of great size and stature which will be a boost to us in Argentina and we are hoping his international career can continue where it left off, with an impressive run of wins."

Wales depart for Argentina on Thursday 1 June 2006 and return Monday 19 June.
First Test: Argentina v Wales, Raul Conti Stadium, Puerto Madryn, Sunday 11 June 2006, Kick-off 2.40pm (local time).
Secont Test: Argentina v Wales, Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires, Satruday 17th June, Kick-off 3.40pm (local time).

Full back: Lee Byrne (Scarlets). Wings: Chris Czekaj (Blues), Shane Williams (Ospreys), Mark Jones (Scarlets). Centres: Jamie Robinson (Blues), Hal Luscombe (Dragons), Matthew Watkins (Scarlets), Nathan Brew (Dragons). Outside-halves: James Hook (Ospreys), Nicky Robinson (Blues). Scrum-halves: Mike Phillips (Blues), Andy Williams (Bath). Props: Duncan Jones (Ospreys, capt), John Yapp (Blues), Adam Rhys Jones (Ospreys), Rhys Thomas (Dragons). Hookers: Huw Bennett (Ospreys), Richard Hibbard (Ospreys), Matthew Rees (Scarlets). Second rows: Luke Charteris (Dragons), Ian Evans (Ospreys), Ian Gough (Dragons), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys). Back rowers: Gareth Delve (Bath), Dafydd Jones (Scarlets), Alix Popham (Scarlets), Robin Sowden-Taylor (Blues), Gavin Thomas (Scarlets).