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).
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