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  • Cory Allen

    Cory Allen

    DoB1993-02-11 BirthplaceCardiff Height1.93 m (6' 4") Weight102 kg (16 st 0 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
  • Hallam Amos

    Hallam Amos

    DoB1994-09-24 BirthplaceStockport Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight96 kg (15 st 1 lb) PositionWing / Full Back

    Amos made his international debut in the 20013 autumn campaign, the same year that he also featured for Wales U20 in the Six Nations Championship.

    After coming through the Dragons academy, the versatile back became the youngest ever regional player, making his debut against Wasps in the LV= Cup aged just 17 years and 28 days.

    Amos went on to become the youngest starting player in the PRO12, when he started for the Dragons against the Ospreys in April 2012.

    Amos was named in Wales 34-man 2014 Dove Men Series squad.

    Hallam Amos
  • Dan Baker

    Dan Baker

    DoB1992-07-05 BirthplaceNeath Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight114 kg (17 st 13 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") Weight114 kg (17 st 13 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 Height2.01 m (6' 7") 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") Weight92 kg (14 st 6 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") Weight103 kg (16 st 3 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
  • Bradley Davies

    Bradley Davies

    DoB1987-01-09 BirthplaceLlantrisant Height1.98 m (6' 6") Weight121 kg (19 st 0 lb) PositionLock

    Bradley was an integral part of the Welsh side at the 2011 Rugby World Cup, playing in all seven games, starting three.

    Suspension ruled him out of much of the 2012 RBS 6 Nations, missing 2013's tournament with an ankle injury.

    He returned to Welsh colours in June of 2013, captaining the Welsh side that visited Japan, winning his 40th cap.

    He captained the Under 19 side that won the 2005 Grand Slam and a year later skippered the team to sixth place in the IRB U19 World Championship in Dubai.

    Bradley Davies
  • Jonathan Davies

    Jonathan Davies

    DoB1988-04-05 BirthplaceSolihull Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight105 kg (16 st 7 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
  • 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") Weight88 kg (13 st 12 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") Weight114 kg (17 st 13 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
  • Paul James

    Paul James

    DoB1982-05-13 BirthplaceNeath Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight116 kg (18 st 3 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") Weight117 kg (18 st 5 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
  • Alun-Wyn Jones

    Alun-Wyn Jones

    DoB1985-09-19 BirthplaceSwansea Height1.96 m (6' 5") Weight122 kg (19 st 2 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") Weight121 kg (19 st 0 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
  • James King

    James King

    DoB1990-07-24 BirthplaceWodonga,VIC Height1.93 m (6' 4") Weight107 kg (16 st 11 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") Weight116 kg (18 st 3 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
  • George North

    George North

    DoB1992-04-13 BirthplaceKing's Lynn Height1.93 m (6' 4") Weight109 kg (17 st 2 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
  • Emyr Phillips

    Emyr Phillips

    DoB1987-02-22 BirthplaceLlandovery Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight107 kg (16 st 11 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 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
  • 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
  • Tom Prydie

    Tom Prydie

    DoB1992-02-23 BirthplaceBridgend Height1.93 m (6' 4") Weight86 kg (13 st 7 lb) PositionWing / Full Back

    Tom became the youngest player to play in the Heineken Cup at 17 years, 292 days when he came on as a replacement for the Ospreys against Viadana on 12 December 2009.

    In a career full of firsts, he became the youngest cap in Wales' history when he started on the wing against Italy in 2010. In doing so he surpassed Matthew Tait of England as the youngest ever to play in the Six Nations.

    In June 2010 Prydie became Wales youngest try scorer at 18 years and 102 days against South Africa, overtaking the record set by Tom Pearson in 1891.

    He represented Wales Sevens at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.

     

    Tom Prydie
  • 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
  • Nicky Smith

    Nicky Smith

    DoB1994-04-07 BirthplaceSwansea Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight116 kg (18 st 3 lb) PositionProp

    The former Swansea front-rower was rewarded for his form at the start of the season with the Ospreys with a call up to Wales’ 2014 autumn squad.

    Smith made his international debut for Wales in the 2014 Dove Men Series, coming off the bench in Wales’ 17-13 victory against Fiji.

    The former Wales U20 prop made his debut for the Ospreys in 2012/12 but made his mark for the region during the 2014/15 campaign, starting all eight of his side’s opening encounters.

    Nicky Smith
  • Justin Tipuric

    Justin Tipuric

    DoB1989-08-06 BirthplaceNeath Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight101 kg (15 st 12 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") Weight103 kg (16 st 3 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 Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight93 kg (14 st 9 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 Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight88 kg (13 st 12 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") Weight84 kg (13 st 3 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
  • Scott Williams

    Scott Williams

    DoB1990-10-10 BirthplaceCarmarthen Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight99 kg (15 st 8 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