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Second row Olly Kohn has been called up to Wales' squad for the Six Nations. The 31-year-old becomes the sixth uncapped member of Rob Howley's squad, which has been hit by injuries, at lock particularly.
He was born in Bristol, but is eligible to play for Wales due to a Welsh grandfather. He will join up with the rest of the players on Sunday evening.
Wales interim head coach Rob Howley is confident that the talent coming through in Wales is more than capable of helping his team defend their Six Nations title.
"We're Grand Slam champions. We're not going to give up that easily" he says.
"We've always believed in talent, and giving that talent the opportunity to flourish under national team. I'm absolutely certain that won't change."
Scarlets attack coach Mark Jones has been appointed Assistant Coach for Wales' Six Nations campaign.
Jones, who played for Wales 47 times, will return to the Scarlets at the end of the tournament.
Wales begin the defence of their Six Nations crown on 2 February, against Ireland in Cardiff. Rob Howley has been robbed of the likes of Alun Wyn Jones, Luke Charteris and Rhys Priestland through injury, but says he's chosen 'a very experienced squad' alongside players in form for the regions.
'We have put together a very experienced squad and complimented that by rewarding the in-form players with a call-up,' Howley said. 'The players in the squad have been playing really well and we have been pleased with their individual performances.'
'We have a group of players who know how to win big matches and have experienced success. We are adding to that, players who have stood out and performed well for the regions this season.'
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Caretaker coach Rob Howley has named five uncapped players in his Wales squad for the Six Nations. Captain Sam Warburton leads the 35-man party, which is missing a raft of senior players through injury.
The new men are second rows James King, who's 22 and plays for the Ospreys, and the Dragons' Andrew Coombs, 28. Back rows Josh Navidi, a former Wales Under 20 skipper, and his Blues captain Andres Pretorius are also included. 20-year-old winger Eli Walker earns his first senior call-up.
Wales caretaker coach Rob Howley will announce his pick for this year's RBS 6 Nations Championship this morning.
Howley's choice has been hampered by injuries with 11 players doubtful for the tournament, prop Aaron Jarvis and second row Luke Charteris ruled out with knee injuries and fly half Rhys Priestland sidelined by his achilles tendon.
The team announcement is expected at 11am.
The Ospreys estimate back row Ryan Jones will be out of action for three to four weeks - after he suffered a compound dislocation of his thumb during the region's draw with Leicester yesterday.
Wales begin their Six Nations campaign at home to Ireland on 2 February, and then travel to Paris to face France on 9 February. Jones' chances of playing in those first two games of the Championship now look slim.
- Aaron Jarvis - Prop - knee
- Luke Charteris - Second row - knee
- Rhys Priestland - Fly half - achilles
- Huw Bennett - Hooker - achilles
- Richard Hibbard - Hooker - shoulder
- Bradley Davies - Second row - ankle
- Alun Wyn Jones - Second row - shoulder
- Ryan Jones - Back row / Second row - thumb
- Ashley Beck - Centre - ankle
- Ian Evans - Second row - knee
- Aaron Shingler - Flanker / Second row - groin
- Dan Lydiate - Flanker - ankle
- James Hook - Fly half / Centre / Full back - shoulder
- George North - Winger - neck