Wales name ferocious-looking Six Nations squad 6 years ago

Wales name ferocious-looking Six Nations squad

Warren Gatland has named a hefty, 37-man squad for the first two Six Nations games of 2016.

The Kiwi has recalled the likes of Josh Turnbull and Tom James to a squad captained by Sam Warburton, but it's too soon for scrumhalf Rhys Webb and centre Scott Williams.

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Wales were riddled with injuries during the World Cup but most of their heavy-hitters are back.

Gatland's side open their campaign against defending champions Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on February 7 before hosting Scotland six days later.

Tyler Morgan, Corey Allen, Hallam Amos and Liam Williams are all fighting fit and in the selection picture. Aled Davies is the only uncapped player in the squad.

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Wales squad

Gatland said, "We have selected a squad that rewards players form as well as picking a lot of experience and that continuity is important to us.

"We have picked a larger squad than normal, we have a few injuries at the moment, those players aren't too far away from getting back on the field so we are happy with the mix."

The likes of Dan Biggar, Alun Wyn Jones and George North will give Welsh fans plenty to look forward to as they look to claim their first Six Nations crown since 2013.

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