Wales Squad

  • 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.

    Allen scored a hat-trick in Wales' opening game of Rugby World Cup 2015 but an injury suffered during the game forced him out of the remainder of the tournament.

    Cory Allen
  • Hallam Amos

    Hallam Amos

    DoB1994-09-24 BirthplaceStockport Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight98 kg (15 st 6 lb) PositionWing

    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 however he was ruled out of the tournament after suffering an injury against England at Twickenham.

    His injury woes continued in the 2015 Rugby World Cup where he dislocated a shoulder against England at Twickenham to have his campaign ended prematurely.

    Hallam Amos
  • Gareth Anscombe

    Gareth Anscombe

    DoB1991-05-10 BirthplaceNorth Shore Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight80 kg (12 st 8 lb) PositionFly Half / Full Back

    Former Chiefs fly-half Anscombe, signed for Cardiff Blues in July 2014 with a wealth of Super Rugby experience under his belt.

    Anscombe guided New Zealand Under 20’s to the Junior World Championship three years ago and was part of the Chiefs’ Championship winning side in 2013. He qualifies for Wales through his Welsh mother and was selected in the 2015 RBS 6 Nations squad in January 2015.

    Gareth Anscombe
  • Scott Baldwin

    Scott Baldwin

    DoB1988-07-12 BirthplaceBridgend Height1.91 m (6' 3") Weight115 kg (18 st 1 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dominic Day

    Dominic Day

    DoB1985-08-22 BirthplacePembroke Height1.98 m (6' 6") Weight116 kg (18 st 3 lb) PositionLock

    Dominic Day
  • Taulupe Faletau

    Taulupe Faletau

    DoB1990-11-12 BirthplaceTofoa Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight111 kg (17 st 6 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
  • Tomas Francis

    Tomas Francis

    DoB1992-04-27 BirthplaceYork Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight135 kg (21 st 3 lb) PositionProp

    Tomas Francis
  • James Hook

    James Hook

    DoB1985-06-27 BirthplaceNeath Height1.85 m (6' 1") 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") Weight115 kg (18 st 1 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") Weight116 kg (18 st 3 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
  • 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") 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 centre signed a National Dual Contract with the WRU and the Dragons on 26 December 2014.

    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.

    The Newport Gwent Dragons centre was called up as a replacement for Warren Gatland's 2015 Rugby World Cup squad following an injury to Cory Allen, whose hat-trick against Uruguay was one of the highlights in Wales' 2015 RWC opener.

    Morgan made his Test debut on 8 August 2015, in the 35-21 defeat against Ireland at the Millennium Stadium.

    Matthew Morgan
  • Tyler Morgan

    Tyler Morgan

    DoB1995-09-11 BirthplaceNewport Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight102 kg (16 st 0 lb) PositionCentre

    Former Newport centre Morgan, made his Newport Gwent Dragons debut in November 2013, aged 18.

    He is a Wales Under 20 international and signed a National Dual Contract with the Welsh Rugby Union and the Newport Gwent Dragons on the 26 December 2014.

    He was named in Wales 34-man senior squad as well as the Wales Under 20 squad for the 2015 RBS 6 Nations Championship.

    Tyler Morgan
  • Ross Moriarty

    Ross Moriarty

    DoB1994-04-18 BirthplaceSt Helens,Lancs Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight103 kg (16 st 3 lb) PositionBack Row

    Having played for England Under 18 and Under 20, Moriarty made his Wales international debut against Ireland in August, 2015.

    He originally missed out on selection for Warren Gatland’s 2015 World Cup squad but was brought in after Eli Walker’s hamstring injury forced the Ospreys winger out of the tournament.

    Moriarty’s father Paul played in the first World Cup in 1987 before forging a successful rugby league career with Widnes. Ross was educated at Glyncollen Primary School and Morriston Comprehensive School in Swansea and played his junior rugby at Gorseinon.

    Ross Moriarty
  • George North

    George North

    DoB1992-04-13 BirthplaceKing's Lynn Height1.93 m (6' 4") Weight107 kg (16 st 11 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Eli Walker

    Eli Walker

    DoB1992-03-28 BirthplaceSwansea Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight89 kg (14 st 0 lb) PositionWing

    Eli made his move into regional rugby for the 2012/13 season when he switched from Swansea to the Ospreys.

    A shoulder injury sustained in the Junior World Championship in South Africa put his progress on hold but he has recovered to become an important member of the Ospreys set up, scoring 10 tries in his first 36 games.

    He already has Wales honours at Under 16, Under 18 and Under 20 levels.

    He was part of the 2013 Wales RBS 6 Nations squad but didn’t feature due to injury.

    Eli Walker
  • Sam Warburton

    Sam Warburton

    DoB1988-10-05 BirthplaceCardiff Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight99 kg (15 st 8 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
  • 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
  • Lloyd Williams

    Lloyd Williams

    DoB1989-11-30 BirthplaceCardiff Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight87 kg (13 st 9 lb) PositionScrum Half

    The son of Wales and Lions scrum half, Brynmor, Lloyd Williams was selected for the Wales U20 squad for the 2009 IRB Junior World Championship.

    He played in the IRB Sevens World Series in 2010 and then made his senior Wales debut against Argentina in August 2011, going on to win three caps at that year’s Rugby World Cup.

    He came on as a replacement in all five of the Championship retaining games in 2013 and started both Tests in Japan in June of the same year.

    Lloyd 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 has been a consistent performer for the Scarlets in recent years and been pushing hard for a starting place in the Wales line-up. His 2015 World Cup was cut short, when suffering a knee injury at Twickenham against England.


    Scott Williams