We take a look at how Wales 31-man Rugby World Cup squad may look when the tournament begins in September…


With Scott Baldwin looking unlikely Hibbard is the clear first choice, with support coming from the experienced Owens.

1.Richard Hibbard

2.Ken Owens

3.Kristian Dacey


Jenkins and Lee are the obvious starters if fit, whilst James provides experienced cover and Francis and Jones offer lots of potential.

4.Gethin Jenkins

5.Paul James

6.Samson Lee

7.Tomas Francis

8.Rhodri Jones


Alun Wyn Hones is the guaranteed started hear and is likely to be partnered by Charteris whilst Ball and Davies provide some different options.

9.Alun Wyn Jones

10.Luke Charteris

11.Jake Ball

12.Bradley Davies


Back Row

Once again, the back row pretty much pick themselves, whilst Tipuric offers something different and Moriarty’s potential and versatility earn him a place.

13.Sam Warburton

14.Justin Tipuric

15.Dan Lydiate

16.Ross Moriarty

17.Taulupe Faletau

Scrum Half

Webb looks likely to start for Wales for the time being, whilst Phillips provides experienced cover with support coming from Williams.

18.Rhys Webb

19.Mike Phillips

20.Lloyd Williams

Fly Half

There are arguments for the inclusion of other options, but in this instance the experience of Biggar and Priestland earns them places.

21.Dan Biggar

22.Rhys Priestland



With Jonathan Davies set to miss out through injury, Roberts and Williams look likely to start, whilst Hook provides experienced cover.

23.Jamie Roberts

24.Scott Williams

25.Cory Allen

26.James Hook

Back Three

The form of Cuthbert and North has been mixed of late but they are still Wales’ best options whilst Halfpenny and Williams provide good options.

27.George North

28.Alex Cuthbert

29.Hallam Amos

30.Liam Williams

31.Leigh Halfpenny