Gatland names his team to tour South Africa

Warren Gatland has named his team to head to South Africa for the summer tour.

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Morgan: Wales call up 'dream come true'

Bristol bound fly-half Matthew Morgan has described his surprise selection for Wales' tour to South Africa as a 'dream come true'.

Morgan was overjoyed to be selected in Warren Gatland's 32 man squad after an impressive cameo off the bench for the Possible during their defeat at the hands of the Probables at the Liberty Stadium last night.

Gatland was full of praise for the 21 year-old saying he 'came from nowhere' to force his way into the New Zealanders plans. Wales fly out for their two test tour on Thursday.

Wales Squad to South Africa:


L Williams, M Morgan, J Williams, G North, A Cuthbert, C Allen, J Roberts, J Davies, S Shingler, J Hook, D Biggar, M Phillips, R Williams, G Davies.


G Jenkins, P James, A Jones, R Jones, S Lee, A Jarvis, K Owens, M Rees, S Baldwin, A-W Jones (Captain), L Charteris, J Ball, I Evans, A Shingler, J Turnbull, D Lydiate, T Faletau, D Baker.

Complete run-down of Wales' squad for South Africa


FT: Probables 55 Possibles 7

Welsh Probables romped to victory over the Possibles side 55 - 7 at the Liberty Stadium this evening. The game offered a chance for players to book their place on the flight to South Africa for Wales summer tour.

The Probables scored eight tries including a hat-trick for man of the match Jonathan Davies. The Probables' try was scored by impressive scrum half Gareth Davies.


Wales senior trial: Robin McBryde's 'Possibles' team

Robin McBryde said: "It's been great to have the squad together, we only have a short time to prepare, but we are up for the challenge and excited by it.

"We have always said that the door is always open in international rugby and this is an opportunity that doesn't come round very often and the players know it's their chance to impress on a big public stage in front of all the coaches."

Wales senior trial: Rob Howley's 'Probables' team

Rob Howley described Friday's trial at the Liberty Stadium as a 'huge opportunity' for players.

He said: "It's something we haven't been able to do for the last decade, but it will be a big night for the players, we want to see them in a pressured environment and that's what we will get on Friday."

Probable v Possibles teams announced

Rob Howley and Robin McBryde have named their sides for Friday's Probables v Possibles senior trial.

England-based players including Gavin Henson, Paul James and George North miss out, leaving Henson's hopes of a Wales return looking slim.

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