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  • Gareth Davies

    Gareth Davies

    DoB1984-03-02 BirthplaceCaerphilly Height1.75 m (5' 9") Weight83 kg (13 st 1 lb) PositionFly Half

    Having spent the 2012/13 season with the Blues, Davies rejoined the sevens circuit in the penultimate round of the HSBC Sevens World Series in Glasgow where he had an outstanding tournament.

    He was included in Glasgow 7s team of the tournment after he collected 32 points to finish as the top fourth points scorer.

    Gareth Davies
  • James Davies

    James Davies

    DoB1990-10-25 BirthplaceCarmarthen Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight94 kg (14 st 11 lb) PositionFlanker

    Jamie is the younger brother of Scarlets and Wales midfielder Jonathan Davies. He made his debut for Wales Sevens at the Gold Coast Sevens in 2012 where he appeared in all five games before Wales were knocked out of the Bowl at the semi-final stage by Spain.

    He was a standout figure in the second round of the 2012 series in Dubai where he was an instrumental figure in Wales claiming the Plate against Canada in the final.

    James Davies
  • Jason Harries

    Jason Harries

    DoB1989-02-14 BirthplaceCarmarthen Height1.91 m (6' 3") Weight102 kg (16 st 0 lb) PositionCentre

    Welsh-speaking Jason has spent his entire club career with Carmarthen Quins - except for one year when he attended UWIC.

    The former Wales U18 and U20 centre joined the Wales 7s squad in Dubai in 2012 and went on to play in six tournaments in the HSBC Sevens World Series in his debut season.

    Jason Harries
  • Rhys Jones

    Rhys Jones

    DoB1987-08-23 BirthplaceAbergavenny Height1.78 m (5' 10") Weight87 kg (13 st 9 lb) PositionOutside half

    The fly-half is the son of former Wales international back row Kingsley Jones. He has formerly had spells with Sale Sharks, Cardiff Blues and the Cornish Pirates before heading back to Wales to Newport.

    He played for Wales Sevens in the 2010 Commonwealth Games rugby sevens tournament and has gone on to become an integral part of Paul John’s plans on the World Series circuit.

    Rhys Jones
  • Chris Knight

    Chris Knight

    DoB1991-02-28 BirthplaceSwansea Height1.78 m (5' 10") Weight87 kg (13 st 9 lb) PositionWinger

    A standout performer for Llandovery in the Principality Premiership, Knight made his debut for Wales on the HSBC World Series in the penultimate round of the 2012/13 season.

    He scored three tries in his debut tournament, including a stunning breakaway try in the 3rd/4th play-off against England. Although chosen for his finishing prowess his defence also proved outstanding on debut.

    Chris Knight
  • Craig Price

    Craig Price

    DoB1989-06-22 BirthplaceNeath Height1.93 m (6' 4") Weight102 kg (16 st 0 lb) PositionBack Row

    The strong ball carr ying back row played in the last four rounds of the 2011/12 World Series in Hong Kong, Japan, Scotland and England. He played in the opening round of the 2012/13 series in Australia before rejoining the squad in the sixth round in Hong Kong where Wales made the final before losing to Fiji.

    Craig Price
  • Rhys Shellard

    Rhys Shellard

    DoB1985-06-26 BirthplaceAberdare Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight101 kg (15 st 12 lb) PositionFlanker

    The foraging flanker from Aberdare took over the Wales Sevens captaincy for the 2012/13 IRB World Series season having shared the responsibility with Richie Pugh the previous season.

    As a youngster he followed in his father Mike’s footsteps, progressing through the junior and youth ranks with his local club, Aberdare.

    International honours followed for Wales at Under 16 and U17 level as Rhys gained a fearsome reputation as a hard hitting flanker, his route to senior rugby guiding him into the ranks of the Warriors Academy.

    As an 18-year-old he featured for Wales at Under 19 FIRA level in the 2004 Six Nations and World Cup tournaments. Rhys made a number of appearances on dual registration for Pontypridd in the Premiership, before signing up on a permanent basis for the Sardis Road team at the commencement of the 2004/2005 campaign.

    Rhys captained the Wales Under 21 team during the World Cup tournament of 2006 and joined Cardiff in 2008 before returning to Pontypridd at the beginning of the 2012-13 Premiership season.

    Of the current Wales Sevens squad, no player has taken part in more tournaments on the World Series. And after the third round of the 2012-13 World Series, his tally of 33 tries has him 9th on the all time record list for Wales.

    Rhys Shellard
  • Adam Thomas

    Adam Thomas

    DoB1986-08-22 BirthplaceYnysybwl Height1.90 m (6' 3") Weight101 kg (15 st 12 lb) PositionUtility Back

    A relative latecome to rugby, Adam played football until Under 17 level. A product of Ynysybwl, Adam took over the captaincy of the Wales Sevens midway through the 2012/13 season.

    He lead Wales to the quarter-finals of the Rugby Sevens World Cup in Moscow in 2013 where they lost to eventual winners New Zealand.

    He suffered a broken jaw in the first leg of the 2013 series in Australia to rule him out of the next two legs in Dubai and South Africa.

    Adam Thomas
  • Alex Walker

    Alex Walker

    DoB1986-07-31 BirthplaceNewport Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight91 kg (14 st 4 lb) PositionScrum Half

    Newport-born Alex Walker has played for Newport Youth, Newport Gwent Dragons U20, and was part of the Dragons Junior Academy. He began his playing career aged 8, at mini rugby for Newport High School Old Boys. 

    He gained his senior academy contract with the club at the start of the 2005–2006 season, making one replacement appearance for the region. Walker was an ever-present Dragons team member during the 2006–2007 season.

    Walker has represented Wales at U18 and U19 levels. Walker was selected to play for the Wales U21 side in the 2005–2006 season but broke his collarbone, keeping him off the field for three months.

    For the 2011/12 IRB World Sevens Series, he was named as one of Wales's 'core' contracted players. He was one of only two players - Richard Smith being the other - to feature in all nine tournaments throughout the campaign.

    Alex Walker
  • Adam Warren

    Adam Warren

    DoB1991-03-07 BirthplaceBurry Port Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight87 kg (13 st 9 lb) PositionCentre

    Capped at international level after coming on as a second half replacement against the Barbarians on 2 June 2012, the Scarlets centre got his first taste of sevens rugby in the penultimate round of the 2012/13 HSBC World Series in Glasgow.

    Also capped at Under 20 level. Warren started out with Furnace United and Llanelli but has also played for Llandovery in the Principality Premiership.

    Adam Warren
  • Alex Webber

    Alex Webber

    DoB1992-03-24 BirthplaceChurch Village Height1.87 m (6' 2") Weight83 kg (13 st 1 lb) PositionWinger

    Webber was plucked from Division One East of the Swalec League where he was playing for Ystrad Rhondda when making his Wales debut in the 2012 Dubai Sevens.

    The rising star had formerly played rugby in New Zealand on South Island’s west coast where he played for Greymouth Marist. He impressed the Welsh management while on trial with the Sevens development squad and is now looking to consolidate his position in the squad.

    He scored his debut try in the IRB World Series in Dubai 2012 in the 27-5 victory over Fiji in the Plate semi-final.
     

    Alex Webber
  • Lee Williams

    Lee Williams

    DoB1986-10-27 BirthplacePontyberem Height1.73 m (5' 8") Weight80 kg (12 st 8 lb) PositionWing

    Williams has previously represented Wales at U18 and U19 levels, and has also appeared as a U19 Sevens player. He was an influential member of the triumphant Welsh side which claimed the World Cup Sevens title in Dubai in 2009.

    He received a call up to the Wales Sevens squad for participation in the 2006–2007 IRB Sevens World Series. Williams scored a try in the Bowl Final victory against Tonga in Adelaide and also made a scoring appearance in the Pool stage match against France at the close of the Series at Murrayfield.

    Williams was named in the Wales Sevens squad ahead of the 2007–2008 IRB Sevens World Series. He impressed during the Dubai Sevens, scoring two tries against the USA and one against Samoa in the Pool stages, and a try against Australia in the Bowl semi-final that Wales narrowly lost.

    Williams retained his place in the squad for the USA and New Zealand legs of the Series, to be played in February 2008. Since then he has been a valuable member of the Wales Sevens side.

    He was also part of the Wales Sevens side which competed in the Delhi Commonwealth Games.

    Lee Williams