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Rhys Patchell will be Wales‘ backup fly-half into Dan Biggar for its World Cup, after being called in the closing 31-man squad of Warren Gatland.
Cardiff Blues 10 Jarrod Evans, who started Saturday’s warm-up reduction misses out are meant by that.
Despite currently being sidelined with a fracture in his leg, lock Cory Hill is included.
There is centre Scott Williams, or no place for Rob Evans and Scarlets props Samson Lee.
Evans was first choice throughout Wales‘ 2019 Grand Slam effort but Saracens‘ Rhys Carre gets the plane to Japan as among five props after making his debut.
Dillon Lewis, Tomas Francis, nicky Smith and Wyn Jones are the other props. Jones will pay for either side of the scrum with two tight-heads chosen.
Ken Owens, who’s heading to Ryan Elias along with his third World Cup Dee will be the three hookers in the group.
„Choice is always the toughest aspect of this project and that is particularly true include RWC time,“ said Gatland.
„Reducing the team down to 31 was exceptionally challenging especially when you look at the depth we’ve created and the quantity of work the training team have placed in.“
Hill is not expected to be available for the beginning of Wales‘ campaign, which commences on 23 September from Georgia.
But the 27-year-old gets the nod at the second-row alongside captain Alun Wyn Jones, Jake Ball and Adam Beard.
Wales have named six back-rows in Ross Moriarty, James Davies, Josh Navidi, Aaron Shingler, Justin Tipuric along with Aaron Wainwright.
Gatland has picked 18 forwards and 13 backs in his own 31-man squad.
Aled Davies gareth Davies and Tomos Williams are named as the scrum-halves.
Centre Owen Watkin has been given the nod ahead of Ospreys team-mate Scott Williams, although Hallam Amos is selected in the back three ahead of Owen Lane who shopped his debut.
Watkin, Hadleigh Parkes and jonathan Davies are the centres in the squad, together with Amos Josh Adams, Leigh Halfpenny, George North and Liam Williams included as selections.
The nine players who have missed out on World Cup collection are Steff Evans, Lane, Jonah Holmes, Scott Williams, Jarrod Evans, Rob Evans, Lee, Leon Brown and Bradley Davies.
„We’re really pleased with the final 31, we feel there is a great blend to the squad, concerning talent, experience and age profile and we’re all incredibly excited about heading to Japan and that which lies ahead,“ Gatland added.
„All these players have delivered and performed for Wales and deserve the opportunity to represent their country at the game’s showpiece tournament“
What began as an training group of 42 players had been reduced by 2 accidents to fly-half Gareth Anscombe along with number eight Taulupe Faletau.
Wales begin their World Cup campaign in Japan 23 September at Toyota City before further pool games against Fiji Australia and Uruguay.
Props: Nicky Smith (Ospreys), Wyn Jones (Scarlets), Rhys Carre (Saracens), Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs), Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Blues).
Hookers: Ken Owens (Scarlets), Elliot Dee (Dragons), Ryan Elias (Scarlets).
Second-rows: Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys, capt), Adam Beard (Ospreys), Cory Hill (Dragons), Jake Ball (Scarlets).
Back-rowers: Aaron Shingler (Scarlets), Josh Navidi (Cardiff Blues), Ross Moriarty (Dragons), Aaron Wainwright (Dragons), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys), James Davies (Scarlets).
Scrum-halves: Gareth Davies (Scarlets), Tomos Williams (Cardiff Blues), Aled Davies (Ospreys).
Fly-halves: Dan Biggar (Northampton), Rhys Patchell (Scarlets).
Centres: Hadleigh Parkes (Scarlets), Jonathan Davies (Scarlets), Owen Watkin (Ospreys).
Back 3: Liam Williams (Saracens), Leigh Halfpenny (Scarlets), George North (Ospreys), Hallam Amos (Cardiff Blues), Josh Adams (Cardiff Blues.
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