Wales Name 34-Man Squad for the Six Nations

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Wales coach Warren Gatland has named an initial 34 man squad for the 2015 RBS Six Nations which includes four uncapped players.

Tyler Morgan, Gareth Anscombe, Rob Evans and Kristian Dacey are the uncapped quartet called up to the squad as they prepare for their Six Nations opener against England on 6th February.

Elsewhere the inclusion of Hallam Amos and Tyler Morgan will please Welsh fans after their superb form for the Dragons so far this season. There are also a number of key omissions with experienced prop Adam Jones once again missing out.

The selection of Rhys Priestland despite his announced move to Bath at the end of the season means there is no room for Rhys Patchell. The call-up of Anscombe does however mean Priestland will face stiff competition for his bench spot.

Elsewhere Cardiff Blues loose forward Josh Navidi is unlucky to miss out after an impressive season to date in the Welsh capital, however the inclusion of Hallam Amos will help to put pressure on Wales under-fire wing duo of George North and Alex Cuthbert.

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The full 34-man squad is as below;

Forwards: Gethin Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), Paul James (Bath), Rob Evans (Scarlets), Aaron Jarvis (Ospreys), Samson Lee (Scarlets), Scott Andrews (Cardiff Blues), Richard Hibbard (Gloucester), Kristian Dacey (Cardiff Blues), Scott Baldwin (Ospreys), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Jake Ball (Scarlets), Bradley Davies (Wasps), Luke Charteris (Racing Metro), Dan Lydiate (Ospreys), James King (Ospreys), Sam Warburton (Cardiff Blues, Capt), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys), Taulupe Faletau (Newport Gwent Dragons).

Backs: Mike Phillips (Racing Metro), Rhys Webb (Ospreys), Gareth Davies (Scarlets), Dan Biggar (Ospreys), Rhys Priestland (Scarlets), Gareth Anscombe (Cardiff Blues), Cory Allen (Cardiff Blues), Jamie Roberts (Racing Metro), Jonathan Davies (Clermont Auvergne), Scott Williams (Scarlets), Tyler Morgan (Newport Gwent Dragons), Hallam Amos (Newport Gwent Dragons), Alex Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues), George North (Northampton Saints), Liam Williams (Scarlets), Leigh Halfpenny (Toulon).

Do you think there are any key omissions? Will this squad be enough to challenge for the Six Nations?

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