Wales Name Squad To Compete In The Commonwealth Games Sevens.
18 June 2002 10:27am
Seven senior internationals are included in the Commonwealth Games Sevens squad, with Swansea having the biggest representation.
While some of the squad are still playing in the Under-21 World Cup in South Africa, they will link up with full international players Robert Howley, Dafydd James, Gareth Thomas, Arwel Thomas, Shane Williams, Gareth Wyatt and Matthew Robinson.
The full squad is: G Baber, E Lewis, G Wyatt (Pontypridd); B Breeze, J Forster, G Gravell (Newport); R Howley, R Sowden-Taylor (Cardiff); D James, G Thomas, C Richards, P Jones (Bridgend); G Swales M Robinson, A Thomas, Jonathan Thomas, S Winn (Swansea); M Phillips, Gareth Williams (Llanelli); S Williams (Neath).
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.