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  • Jake Ball

    Jake Ball

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

    Jake Ball
  • Ryan Bevington

    Ryan Bevington

    DoB1988-12-09 BirthplaceBridgend Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight109 kg (17 st 2 lb) PositionProp

    Ryan made his senior Wales debut as a starter against the Barbarians in June 2011. His next eight caps all came from the replacements’ bench, but he was a starter again in the 22-18 win over Japan in Osaka in June 2013.

    Ryan has represented Wales at Under 18, 19 and 20 levels, playing in 29 out of 32 possible age grade internationals over that period. He played for Porthcawl, Bridgend and Aberavon before representing the Ospreys.

    Ryan Bevington
  • 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. On the domestic front, he has amassed 1,370 points in 133 games 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. Luke 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. Luke featured in all seven of Wales’ games in the Rugby World Cup in 2011.

    Luke Charteris
  • Andrew Coombs

    Andrew Coombs

    DoB1984-10-27 BirthplaceMerthyr Tydfil Height1.93 m (6' 4") Weight109 kg (17 st 2 lb) PositionBack Row / Lock

    Andrew played for Newport Youth and Pontypool before joining Newport in 2006.

    In August 2008 he was made Newport’s club captain and was Principality Player of the Year in 2009/ 2010. He debuted for Newport Gwent Dragons in 2009/10.

    He made his Welsh debut against Ireland in the RBS 6 Nations in 2013, playing in all but the Scotland game in that series.

    He played in both Tests on June’s tour of Japan.

    Andrew Coombs
  • Alex Cuthbert

    Alex Cuthbert

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

    Alex Cuthbert made his international debut as part of Paul John’s Sevens squad, making an impression by scoring nine tries in his first two tournaments.

    Cuthbert only took up rugby at Hartpury College at the age of 16, after previously spending his time playing football and specialising in the 400m on the track.

    He was first spotted by Wales playing for a Marauders Sevens team in the Middlesex Sevens by Dragons flanker Craig Hill. His eye-catching form saw him invited to train with the Wales Sevens squad.

    Cuthbert is currently studying Sports and Business Development at UWIC where he played for them in Swalec Division 1 before graduating to the Blues Academy.

    Able to play at fullback and out wide, Cuthbert has become a regular on the right wing for the Blues this season.

    Alex Cuthbert
  • Jonathan Davies

    Jonathan Davies

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

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

    Jonathan’s early 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.

    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 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, having already made in excess of 100 appearances far for the region.

    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.

    Ian Evans
  • Taulupe Faletau

    Taulupe Faletau

    DoB1990-11-12 BirthplaceTofoa Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight110 kg (17 st 4 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
  • Leigh Halfpenny

    Leigh Halfpenny

    DoB1988-12-22 BirthplaceSwansea Height1.78 m (5' 10") Weight85 kg (13 st 5 lb) PositionFull Back

    Leigh was central to the British & Irish Lions’ triumphant tour of Australia in 2013, scoring 49 of the team’s 79 points across the three Tests.

    He has been similarly important for Wales, playing in all 10 fixtures as the nation secured back to back championship wins in 2012 and 2013, scoring 66 points and 74 points respectively, overtaking Shane Williams to go fifth on the all time points scorers list.

    His debut came in November 2008 against the Springboks after impressing for Wales U20 in the inaugural Junior World Championship.

    Leigh Halfpenny
  • Richard Hibbard

    Richard Hibbard

    DoB1983-12-13 BirthplaceNeath Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight110 kg (17 st 4 lb) PositionHooker

    Richard played for Taibach, Aberavon and Swansea before joining the Ospreys, playing a full part in the RaboDirect PRO12 final win over Leinster in Dublin last year.

    He made his senior Welsh debut against Argentina in Puerto Madryn, Patagonia, in 2006 and scored his first international try against the Scots at Murrayfield in the RBS 6 Nations in 2013.

    He played four times in the 2013 Six Nations as Wales retained the championship and then featured in all three Tests for the British & Irish Lions in Australia, starting the decisive third test.

    Richard Hibbard
  • 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.

    Paul James
  • 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 is Wales’ most capped front row forward and is currently second to Martyn Williams (100) on the Welsh forwards list and fourth on all the time caps list.

    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
  • Rhodri Jones

    Rhodri Jones

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

    Rhodri Jones
  • James King

    James King

    DoB1990-07-24 BirthplaceWodonga,VIC Height1.93 m (6' 4") Weight102 kg (16 st 0 lb) PositionFlanker

    James King is an U20 player for the Scarlets region. In January 2008 he was included in Coach Simon King's 36-man training squad ahead of Wales U18's international season, and played in the first capped match of the season against England U18 in March.

    He is currently a member of the 2009 U20 Six Nations Squad.

    James King
  • 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

    Prior to the Dove Men Series in 2013, Dan’s last six international games have all been against the Wallabies, three on the Welsh tour of 2012 and then three for the British & Irish Lions as they won the series that summer.

    It’s no surprise then that he also made his first start for Wales in 2009 against Australia after making his debut a week earlier as a late replacement against Argentina.

    Dan featured in four of the five fixtures in the 2012 Grand Slam win having made five appearances in the RWC 2011.

    Dan Lydiate
  • 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.

    Ken Owens
  • Emyr Phillips

    Emyr Phillips

    DoB1987-02-22 BirthplaceLlandovery Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight102 kg (16 st 0 lb) PositionHooker

    Emyr made his Welsh debut in the summer of 2013, starting both Tests on the tour of Japan.

    He began his career in his native Llandovery, playing for the town’s junior teams before joining the Scarlets in 2008, making his debut in 2009 against Ulster.

    He has a Sports and PE degree from UWIC.

    Emyr Phillips
  • 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 2012, 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
  • Rhys Priestland

    Rhys Priestland

    DoB1987-01-09 BirthplaceLlangathen Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight95 kg (14 st 13 lb) PositionFly Half

    Rhys came in to face England at short notice in the pre-World Cup warm-up games and his form saw him establish himself as first choice No. 10 for the RWC 2011.

    He continued that success with a strong performance against Ireland in the first game of the RBS 6 Nations Championship in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium, retaining his starting berth in all five Tests, and for a further three games in the 2012 Dove Men series. However, injury then ruled him out of the RBS 6 Nations in 2013.

    Rhys Priestland
  • 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.

    Jamie played in 14 internationals in 2011 and after a quiet RBS 6 Nations campaign he was back to his rampaging best during RWC 2011, scoring a brace against Fiji.

    He was a full back with the Wales age grade sides and also helped the Wales Under 21 team to complete the Grand Slam in 2005 from that position. He also gained experience with Wales on the IRB World Sevens circuit.

    He was named as the British & Irish Lions Player of the Series on the 2009 tour of South Africa, where he partnered Brian O’Driscoll in the Lions midfield in the first two Tests.

    Domestically, he joined the Blues Academy from Rumney Youth and made his senior regional debut in 2005. He is studying medicine at the University of Wales. Versatile, he has played fullback, wing and centre for his country.

    Jamie Roberts
  • Aaron Shingler

    Aaron Shingler

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

    Aaron Shingler
  • Justin Tipuric

    Justin Tipuric

    DoB1989-08-06 BirthplaceNeath Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight100 kg (15 st 10 lb) PositionBack Row

    Justin has represented Wales at every age-grade level. He made 18 appearances for Wales Under 20 over two seasons, scoring eight tries, six at the 2009 Junior World Championship in Japan.

    He also spent a season with Wales Sevens on the international circuit.

    His senior debut came against Argentina in August 2011 and he played in all five games of the Championship winning campaign of 2013.

    He was a replacement as the British & Irish Lions won the series in Sydney this summer.

    Justin Tipuric
  • Sam Warburton

    Sam Warburton

    DoB1988-10-05 BirthplaceCardiff Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight102 kg (16 st 0 lb) PositionBack Row

    Sam has enjoyed a memorable last two years of rugby, captaining Wales to the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup in 2011 and then the Grand Slam in 2012.

    Injury restricted the part he played as Wales retained the RBS 6 Nations title, but he then led the British & Irish Lions to Australia and their historic 2-1 victory against the Wallabies during the summer. Sam is also a former captain of Wales at Under 19 and Under 20 level and has skippered the senior side on 20 occasions.

    Sam Warburton
  • Rhys Webb

    Rhys Webb

    DoB1988-12-09 BirthplaceBridgend Height1.73 m (5' 8") Weight90 kg (14 st 2 lb) PositionScrum Half


    Rhys Webb was called up to replace Lloyd Williams on the replacements bench for Wales' RBS 6 Nations clash with Italy in the 2012 RBS 6 Nations championship. The Ospreys scrum-half Webb was named in the pre-tournament training camp which travelled to Gdansk, Poland, at the end of January.

    Webb cut his teeth in domestic rugby at Bridgend Athletic in the WRU National Leagues. He won the Reebok Regional Championship trophy with the Ospreys U18 during the 2005/06 season and was a losing finalist with the Ospreys U20 in 2006/07.

    He also played for Wales U18 in the 2005/06 U18 Home Four Nations Championship and was a member of the 2006/07 Wales U19 set up for the IRB U19 World Championships, playing alongside Sam Warburton, Leigh Halfpenny and Ryan Bevington.

    He then joined the same trio at the Junior World Championship at Under 20 level the next year when the tournament was hosted by Wales. The talented Ospreys scrum half was also a member of the Wales World Sevens Cup winning squad in Dubai in 2009.

    Rhys Webb
  • 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.

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

    Liam played his early rugby for Waunarlwydd before moving onto Llanelli and then the Scarlets. Liam is a scaffolder by trade.

    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.

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

    He made his debut for the region in 2011 and has been a key member of the Llandovery side in the Principality Premiership.

    Rhodri Williams
  • Scott Williams

    Scott Williams

    DoB1990-10-10 BirthplaceCarmarthen Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight100 kg (15 st 10 lb) PositionCentre

    A former Coleg Sir Gar pupil, Scott cut his teeth at Whitland before moving to the Scarlets at U16 level and graduating through the WRU Scarlets Academy.

    He played for Wales Under 20 in 2009 and 2010 and previously represented Wales at U16 and U18. His senior debut came against the Barbarians in June 2011 and went to that year’s Rugby World Cup, playing three times.

    He featured in eight of the 10 RBS 6 Nations games of the past two seasons.

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    Scott Williams