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  • Cory Allen

    Cory Allen

    DoB1993-02-11 BirthplaceCardiff Height1.91 m (6' 3") Weight99 kg (15 st 8 lb) PositionCentre

    The Cardiff Blues centre made his full international debut in the 2013 Dove Men Series against Argentina.

    A shoulder injury in that game forced Allen to miss the majority of the 2013/14 season but he returned towards the end of the campaign and was selected in Warren Gatland's 32-man squad to tour South Africa.

    Allen was capped for Wales U18 at full-back before moving to centre and was part of the Wales U20 side that beat New Zealand at the Junior World Championship in South Africa in 2012.

    He has also turned heads with the Wales Sevens set up, making his debut against New Zealand in Dubai and winning the HSBC Sevens World Series Fans’ Favourite Try of the Year with his solo effort in the final of the Hong Kong Sevens.

    Cory Allen
  • Dan Baker

    Dan Baker

    DoB1992-07-05 BirthplaceNeath Height1.91 m (6' 3") Weight112 kg (17 st 8 lb) PositionBack Row

    The powerful back-row made his international debut on the summer tour to Japan in 2013 after an impressive campaign for Principality Premiership side Swansea.

    After recovering from a shoulder injury, Baker made 12 appearances for the Ospreys during the 2013/14 campaign and was named in Warren Gatland squad to tour South Africa in 2014.

    Dan Baker
  • Scott Baldwin

    Scott Baldwin

    DoB1988-07-12 BirthplaceBridgend Height1.91 m (6' 3") Weight110 kg (17 st 4 lb) PositionHooker

    The Ospreys hooker made his international debut in the second test against Japan in the summer of 2013.

    He was part of the Probables side that beat the Possibles XV in the Wales Senior Trial in May 2014 and as a resulted selected to tour South Africa in the summer of 2014.

    Scott Baldwin
  • Jake Ball

    Jake Ball

    DoB1991-06-21 BirthplaceAscot Height1.98 m (6' 6") Weight121 kg (19 st 0 lb) PositionLock

    2014 was a breakthrough year for Ball on the international scene with the second-row making his debut in the 2014 RBS Six Nations.

    He made his debut against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium and went onto earn four caps during that campaign.

    The Scarlet featured in the Wales Senior Trial in May 2014 and was named as part of Warren Gatland's 32-man squad to tour South Africa.

    Jake Ball
  • Dan Biggar

    Dan Biggar

    DoB1989-10-16 BirthplaceSwansea Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight90 kg (14 st 2 lb) PositionFly Half

    Capped throughout the age-grades, and starring for Wales U20 in the inaugural Junior World Championship, Dan made his full Wales debut as a teenager against Canada in November 2008.

    He missed the 2012 Grand Slam through injury but returned in 2013 to start all five games in the Championship winning run.

    He made it seven consecutive Welsh starts when he played in both Tests on the tour of Japan. 

    He was named RaboDirect PRO 12 Players' Player of the Year in 2014, capping an impressive season for the Ospreys.

    Dan Biggar
  • Luke Charteris

    Luke Charteris

    DoB1983-03-09 BirthplaceCamborne Height2.06 m (6' 9") Weight125 kg (19 st 9 lb) PositionLock

    Luke played for Wales at Under 19 and 21 levels and graduated through the Newport youth system and made his international debut against South Africa as a replacement at the Millennium Stadium in November 2004.

    He had to wait until 2009 to play a part in the RBS 6 Nations match, starting against Scotland and he went onto feature in all seven of Wales’ games in the Rugby World Cup in 2011.

    The second-row was part of the Grand Slam winning Wales side that took the RBS 6 Nations title in 2012.

    Luke Charteris
  • Alex Cuthbert

    Alex Cuthbert

    DoB1990-04-05 BirthplaceGloucester Height1.98 m (6' 6") Weight106 kg (16 st 9 lb) PositionWing

    Cuthbert's glittering international CV already boasts two RBS 6 Nations titles, a Grand Slam and a British and Irish Lions series victory.

    The Cardiff Blues wing made a name for himself on the IRB Seven World Series, featuring for Paul John's side during the 2009/10 and 2010/11 campaigns.

    He made his debut for Wales in the autumn of 2011 against Australia and went onto start all five of Wales' 2012 RBS 6 Nations encounters. 

    He tasted success again in the RBS 6 Nations a year later where his two tries against England in the final helped Wales to defend their title.

    Later that year he toured Australia with the British and Irish Lions and helped the side to a first series success in 16 years.
     

    Alex Cuthbert
  • Gareth Davies

    Gareth Davies

    DoB1990-08-18 BirthplaceCarmarthen Height1.78 m (5' 10") Weight88 kg (13 st 12 lb) PositionScrum Half

    Scrum-half Davies finished the 2013/14 campaign as the RaboDirect PRO12 top try scorer, capping an impressive campaign for the Scarlets.

    He featured for the Possibles in the Wales Senior Trial in May 2014 and was selected as part of Warren Gatland's 32-man squad to tour South Africa.

    Gareth Davies
  • Jonathan Davies

    Jonathan Davies

    DoB1988-04-05 BirthplaceSolihull Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight104 kg (16 st 5 lb) PositionCentre

    Davies made his Welsh debut against Canada in June 2009. He played in all seven games at the RWC in 2011, all five of the Grand Slam games the following year and all five of the 2013 Championship winning fixtures.

    Jonathan started all three Tests for the victorious British & Irish Lions in 2013 against Australia.

    His early international progress was hampered by a knee injury sustained at the U19 World Championship in 2006, but he starred in the IRB’s inaugural Junior World Championship in Wales in 2008.

    Jonathan Davies
  • Ian Evans

    Ian Evans

    DoB1984-10-04 BirthplaceJohannesburg Height2.03 m (6' 8") Weight116 kg (18 st 4 lb) PositionLock

    Brought up in Aberdare, Ian started his club career at Pontypridd, before moving to the Ospreys.

    He made his Wales debut in Puerto Madryn against Argentina in 2006, galloping in from 60 metres to score his first and, so far, only try for Wales.

    He was an ever present in both the 2012 Grand Slam and the 2013 RBS 6 Nations Championship winning campaigns and toured Australia with the British and Irish Lions in 2013.

    Ian Evans
  • Taulupe Faletau

    Taulupe Faletau

    DoB1990-11-12 BirthplaceTofoa Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight113 kg (17 st 11 lb) PositionBack Row

    Tangaki Taulupe (Toby) Tangaki Taulupe (Toby) became the first Pacific Islander to play for Wales in 2011 against the Barbarians.

    Toby moved to Wales aged seven when his father, 17-times capped Tongan international lock Kuli Faletau, joined Ebbw Vale.

    Toby made a big impression for Wales U20 in 2010 and has since graduated to the senior side where he has been a regular for Wales. He toured Australia with the British & Irish Lions in the summer, playing in the series clinching final Test in Sydney.

    Taulupe Faletau
  • James Hook

    James Hook

    DoB1985-06-27 BirthplaceNeath Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight96 kg (15 st 1 lb) PositionFly Half

    James made his Wales debut on the tour to Argentina in 2006 after bursting onto the international scene for Wales Sevens, helping them to the Plate medal at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

    He is third in the all time points scorers list behind Neil Jenkins and Stephen Jones.

    He was an ever present in the Grand Slam side of 2008, played three times in the 2012 Slam and won three further caps as the Championship was retained in 2013.

    James Hook
  • Paul James

    Paul James

    DoB1982-05-13 BirthplaceNeath Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight114 kg (17 st 13 lb) PositionProp

    Paul won Wales honours at Youth, Under 19 and Under 21 levels and played for Neath before the advent of regional rugby when he joined the Ospreys before moving to Bath in 2012.

    He was an ever present in the Wales squad for the 2011 RBS 6 Nations, featured five times in 2011’s Rugby World Cup, won three further caps in the 2012 Grand Slam and played in all five fixtures as Wales retained the Championship in 2013.

    James won his 50th cap in the 2014 RBS 6 Nations against Ireland in Dublin.

    Paul James
  • Aaron Jarvis

    Aaron Jarvis

    DoB1986-05-20 BirthplaceExeter Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight122 kg (19 st 2 lb) PositionProp

    Aaron made his international debut during the 2012 Dove Men Series and featured against Argentina, Samoa and New Zealand.

    He represented England at both Under 16 and Under 19 levels but qualifies for Wales through his Welsh-born grandmother and when he chose to leave Bath Rugby and sign for the Ospreys ahead of the 2011/12 season, it was apparent that he felt his future lay with Wales.

     

    Aaron Jarvis
  • Gethin Jenkins

    Gethin Jenkins

    DoB1980-11-17 BirthplaceLlantwit Fadre Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight121 kg (19 st 0 lb) PositionProp

    Gethin has played a full part in four Championship winning Welsh sides, including the Grand Slam seasons of 2005, 2008 and 2012 and 2013's campaign when he skippered the side to the title.

    He has toured with the British & Irish Lions on two occasions, to New Zealand in 2005 and South Africa in 2009, winning five caps. He was selected to tour with the Lions in 2013 but was forced to return home injured.

    He is Wales' most capped international, taking over the honour from Stephen Jones when he won his 105th cap against Scotland in the 2014 RBS 6 Nations.

    Gethin Jenkins
  • Adam Jones

    Adam Jones

    DoB1981-03-08 BirthplaceAbercrave Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight120 kg (18 st 12 lb) PositionProp

    Adam was an integral member of the triumphant British & Irish Lions side that beat the Wallabies in 2013, adding three more caps to the two he won in South Africa in 2009.

    Adam made a try scoring debut for Wales against Scotland in 2004. A true cornerstone of the Welsh pack for the past decade, he played in 19 of the 20 championship winning matches of 2005, 2008, 2012 and 2013, all five of the 2003 RWC matches, two in 2007 and five in 2011.

    Adam Jones
  • Alun-Wyn Jones

    Alun-Wyn Jones

    DoB1985-09-19 BirthplaceSwansea Height1.96 m (6' 5") Weight118 kg (18 st 8 lb) PositionLock

    Alun Wyn capped a fine tour of Australia with the British & Irish Lions in 2013 by skippering the side to victory in the final Test in Sydney, bringing his total of Lions caps to six, adding to three won in South Africa in 2009.

    He made his international debut in Argentina in 2006. He played in three tests in each of the 2008 and 2012 Grand Slam wins and three more in the Championship winning season of 2013. He featured in all seven of Wales’ RWC 2011 games.

    Alun Wyn Jones was named tour captain of Wales' 32-man squad to tour South Africa in the summer of 2014.

    Alun-Wyn Jones
  • Rhodri Jones

    Rhodri Jones

    DoB1991-12-23 BirthplaceAberystwyth Height1.91 m (6' 3") Weight116 kg (18 st 3 lb) PositionProp

    Former Wales U20 prop Rhodri Jones was first called into the senior squad in the autumn of 2011 but he had to wait until the following summer to make his debut against the Barbarians at the Millennium Stadium.

    Jones won his second cap a year later against Japan in Tokyo in 2013 before making three starts in that year's autumn campaign.

    The Scarlets tight-head featured in all five of Wales 2014 RBS 6 Nations game, starting the final outing against Scotland.

    Rhodri Jones
  • Samson Lee

    Samson Lee

    DoB1992-11-30 BirthplaceSwansea Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight115 kg (18 st 1 lb) PositionProp

    Lee made his international debut as a late second half replacement for Wales against Argentina in 2013.

    Previously he was a member of the Wales Under 20 side during the 2012 Six Nations tournament and was a mainstay of the side that finished third at the IRB Junior World championship in South Africa the same year.

    Samson Lee
  • Dan Lydiate

    Dan Lydiate

    DoB1987-12-18 BirthplaceSalford Height1.93 m (6' 4") Weight114 kg (17 st 13 lb) PositionFlanker

    Lydiate's first appearance for Wales came in November 2009 against Argentina at the Millennium Stadium.

    He made his RBS Six Nations debut in 2011 and went onto make five appearances in that year's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

    He featured in four of the five fixtures in the 2012 RBS 6 Nations, helping Wales to a Grand Slam as well as picking up the 2012 RBS 6 Nations Player of the Tournament title.

    Lydiate played in all three tests for the British and Irish Lions in 2013 against Australia helping the famous touring side to a first series success in 16 years.

    Dan Lydiate
  • Matthew Morgan

    Matthew Morgan

    DoB1992-04-23 BirthplaceSwansea Height1.73 m (5' 8") Weight73 kg (11 st 7 lb) PositionFly Half

    The former Wales U20 fly-half made four appearances for the age-grade side in 2011.

    Morgan was named in the Possibles side for the Wales Senior Trial in May 2014 and his performance earnt him a place in Warren Gatland's 32-man squad to tour South Africa.

    Matthew Morgan
  • George North

    George North

    DoB1992-04-13 BirthplaceKing's Lynn Height1.93 m (6' 4") Weight108 kg (17 st 0 lb) PositionWing

    George was born in King’s Lynn of a Yorkshire father and Welsh mother. He moved to North Wales aged just two, and is a fluent Welsh speaker.

    North became the first teenager from anywhere in the world to score 10 Test tries and was capped 21 times before his 20th birthday.

    He was an ever present in the highly successful RBS 6 Nations sides of 2012 and 2013 and was an emphatic success on the British & Irish Lions’ tour of Australia in 2013, scoring two tries in the three Tests.

    George North
  • Ken Owens

    Ken Owens

    DoB1987-01-03 BirthplaceCarmarthen Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight109 kg (17 st 2 lb) PositionHooker

    In February 2007 Owens lined up as a member of the newly formed Wales U20 side for the 2007 U21 Six Nations.

    His senior breakthrough season came in 2009/10, where he was voted Scarlets’ player of the season, Welsh Rugby Writers’ player of the season and was named in the Magners League Dream Team.

    He made his Welsh debut against Namibia at the Rugby World Cup in 2011 and featured four times in the Grand Slam campaign of 2012, and played in all five as Wales retained the Championship in 2013.

    Owens has featured in every game for Wales since the beginning of the 2013 Dove Men Series.

    Ken Owens
  • Mike Phillips

    Mike Phillips

    DoB1982-08-29 BirthplaceCarmarthen Height1.91 m (6' 3") Weight101 kg (15 st 12 lb) PositionScrum Half

    Mike is now the most capped scrum half in Welsh international history, having surpassed Dwayne Peel’s previous record.

    He played in all five matches of the 2008 and 2012 Grand Slams and all five of the Championship retaining season of 2013, as well as playing in six of the seven fixtures at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in 2011.

    He toured with the British & Irish Lions this summer, adding two more caps to the three he won in South Africa in 2009.

    Mike Phillips
  • Matthew Rees

    Matthew Rees

    DoB1980-12-09 BirthplaceTonyrefail Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight108 kg (17 st 0 lb) PositionHooker

    Rees returned to action as a second half replacement against the Wallabies in December after missing the RWC 2011 campaign due to a serious neck injury.

    Up to that point, he had been Wales captain, first taking the armband in the last three games of the 2010 autumn series and in all five 2011 RBS 6 Nations fixtures. In doing so, he became the first hooker to captain Wales since Mefin Davies in 2001.

    In 2010 Rees missed the opening three RBS 6 Nations games with a groin injury but he returned to face Ireland and Italy. He made his debut against the United States in 2005 before establishing himself as a starter in the 2007 Championship. He went on to play in all five matches of the 2008 Grand Slam season.

    Rees was named in the 2009 British & Irish Lions squad to go to South Africa and helped form the first all-Welsh front row, joining Gethin Jenkins and Adam Jones at the coalface. 

    Rees was forced to take time away from the game in November 2013 for treatment for testicular cancer.

    He returned to action in late 2014 and his impressive form earned a recall to the international set-up and Rees was named in the 32-man squad to tour South Africa.

    Matthew Rees
  • Jamie Roberts

    Jamie Roberts

    DoB1986-11-08 BirthplaceNewport Height1.93 m (6' 4") Weight110 kg (17 st 4 lb) PositionCentre

    Jamie made his debut on the wing against Scotland at the start of the 2008 Grand Slam season but made the move to centre on Wales' tour to South Africa in 2009.

    Jamie played in 14 internationals in 2011 and impressed during the RWC 2011 campaign.

    He played in all five of Wales' RBS 6 Nations games in 2012 and 2013 helping the side to a Grand Slam and two RBS 6 Nations titles.  Later that year he toured with the British and Irish Lions for a second time and backed up his Player of the Series award from 2009 by helping the touring side to a first series success in 16 years.

    Jamie Roberts
  • Aaron Shingler

    Aaron Shingler

    DoB1987-08-07 BirthplaceAldershot Height1.98 m (6' 6") Weight105 kg (16 st 7 lb) PositionBack Row

    Shingler's first taste of international rugby was during Wales' 2012 RBS 6 Nations Grand Slam winning campaign.

    He went onto feature against the Barbarians, New Zealand and Australia before helping Wales defend their title in the 2013 RBS 6 Nations.

    Aaron Shingler
  • Steve Shingler

    Steve Shingler

    DoB1991-06-20 BirthplaceSwansea Height1.91 m (6' 3") Weight88 kg (13 st 12 lb) PositionFly Half

    Swansea born Shingler represented Wales U20 on 14 occassions and returned to the Scarlerts for the 2013/14 season.

    He toured Japan with Wales in the summer of 2013 but did not feature in the match day squad.

    He was named in Warren Gatland's 32-man squad to tour South Africa in 2014.

    Steve Shingler
  • Josh Turnbull

    Josh Turnbull

    DoB1988-03-12 BirthplaceHaverfordwest Height1.93 m (6' 4") Weight111 kg (17 st 6 lb) PositionBack Row

    Newcastle Emlyn product Josh Turnbull has come through the Scarlets Academy system.

    He has represented Wales at U18 and U19 levels; he has participated in the last two IRB U19 World Championship, scoring a try against Scotland in 2006 and representing his country in all five of Wales's games in the 2006/2007 season, including the Division A semi-final against New Zealand.

    A big ball carrying forward, Turnbull can play either in the back row, where he prefers to play on the blindside flanker, or in the second row.

    Josh Turnbull
  • Jordan Williams

    Jordan Williams

    DoB1993-09-20 BirthplaceSwansea Height1.73 m (5' 8") Weight81 kg (12 st 10 lb) PositionFly Half

    Scarlets wing Jordan Williams starred for Wales U20 during their 2013 Junior World Cup Campaign.

    He featured on the wing for the Probables in the Wales Senior Trial in May 2014 and was then named in Warren Gatland's 32-man squad to tour South Africa.

    Jordan Williams
  • Liam Williams

    Liam Williams

    DoB1991-04-09 BirthplaceMorriston Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight87 kg (13 st 9 lb) PositionFull Back

    Liam made his debut at full-back against the Barbarians in June 2012, going on to feature against New Zealand and Australia in that year’s Dove Men Series.

    His next opportunities came when he started both Tests on the 2013 tour of Japan.  He featured heavily for Wales during the 2013 Dove Men Series and 2014 RBS 6 Nations.

    Ever since returning from the Junior World Championship in Italy in June 2011, he has been in and around the National Squad.

    Liam Williams
  • Rhodri Williams

    Rhodri Williams

    DoB1993-05-05 BirthplaceSwansea Height1.75 m (5' 9") Weight81 kg (12 st 10 lb) PositionScrum Half

    The son of former Swansea scrum-half Alan, Rhodri plays in the same role and made his international debut in the 2013 Dove Men Series against Tonga.

    He went onto face Australia later that month and scored his first international try against Scotland in the 2014 RBS 6 Nations.

    He represented Wales at Under 20 level between 2011-2013, having been involved with the Scarlets age grade system since he was 16.
     

    Rhodri Williams