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Eight Ospreys in Six Nations squad

Eight Ospreys in Six Nations squad

By Ospreys Rugby | 19/01/2016

Warren Gatland has named eight Ospreys in a 37-man squad for the 2016 RBS 6 Nations.


The eight are:


Front Row: Paul James, Scott Baldwin and Aaron Jarvis
Lock: Alun Wyn Jones
Back Row:, Dan Lydiate, Justin Tipuric and James King
Outside Half: Dan Biggar

There is one uncapped player named, Scarlets scrum-half Aled Davies, and squad recalls for Tom James and Josh Turnbull.

Cardiff Blues pair James and Turnbull last played for Wales in 2010 and 2014 respectively, though James was part of Wales’ 2015 Rugby World Cup training squad before withdrawing through injury.

The experienced squad includes 31 players who featured for Wales in the 2015 Rugby World Cup and will be led by Wales’ most experienced captain Sam Warburton.
 
“We have selected a squad that rewards players form as well as picking a lot of experience and that continuity is important to us,” said Gatland.

“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. 
 
“Aled (Davies) is someone who has been on the radar the last couple of years and his selection is reward for his form.

“Tom (James) is playing very well for the Blues and we have been impressed with Josh’s (Turnbull) performances recently.

“It is always exciting when the Six Nations comes around and we are looking forward to meeting up next Monday.”


Wales kick off their 2016 campaign away to reigning champions Ireland on Sunday February 7th before welcoming Scotland to Principality Stadium on Saturday February 13th.
 
WALES’ 2016 RBS 6 NATIONS SQUAD: (37 Players)

Forwards:
Rob Evans (Scarlets), Paul James (Ospreys), Gethin Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs), Aaron Jarvis (Ospreys), Samson Lee (Scarlets), Scott Baldwin (Ospreys), Kristian Dacey (Cardiff Blues), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Jake Ball (Scarlets), Luke Charteris (Racing 92), Bradley Davies (Wasps), Dominic Day (Bath Rugby), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Josh Turnbull (Cardiff Blues), Taulupe Faletau (Newport Gwent Dragons), James King (Ospreys), Dan Lydiate (Ospreys), Ross Moriarty (Gloucester Rugby), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys), Sam Warburton (CAPT) (Cardiff Blues).
 
Backs:
Aled Davies (Scarlets) *, Gareth Davies (Scarlets), Lloyd Williams (Cardiff Blues) Dan Biggar (Ospreys), Rhys Priestland (Bath Rugby), Cory Allen (Cardiff Blues), Jonathan Davies (Clermont Auvergne), Tyler Morgan (Newport Gwent Dragons), Jamie Roberts (Harlequins), Hallam Amos (Newport Gwent Dragons), Alex Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues), Tom James (Cardiff Blues), George North (Northampton Saints), Gareth Anscombe (Cardiff Blues), Matthew Morgan (Bristol Rugby), Liam Williams (Scarlets).
 
* Denotes uncapped player

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