Wales squad for autumn games

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has named his 35-man squad for the autumn internationals, against South Africa, Argentina, Tonga and Australia next month.

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Gatland names Wales squad for autumn internationals

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has named a 35-man squad for the autumn internationals.

Gatland is returning to Wales duty after his Lions sabbatical, and he has picked 13 players from that tour party in the summer.

Lions skipper Sam Warburton will once again captain Wales, after giving up the captaincy during the Six Nations in the spring.

Injured backs Jamie Roberts and Alex Cuthbert are absent.

There are few surprises in Warren Gatland's first Wales squad after returning from Lions duty. Credit: PA

There are three uncapped players in the squad - Ospreys winger Eli Walker, Cardiff Blues centre Cory Allen, and Scarlets scrum-half Rhodri Williams.

Despite speculation he would be left out, Perpignan utility back James Hook has been picked.

Scrum half Mike Phillips is also included, despite his club side Bayonne saying he faces an internal disciplinary hearing, after allegedly attending a video analysis session under the influence of alcohol.

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