Injury-hit Six Nations squad

The number of uncapped players in Wales' Six Nations squad rises to six, as Harlequins second row Olly Kohn is added. Interim coach Rob Howley is dealing with a raft of injuries to senior players, as Wales prepare to defend their 2012 Grand Slam.

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Howley: 'We've rewarded in-form players'

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.

Howley is in charge for the Six Nations, with Warren Gatland on Lions duty Credit: David Davies / PA Wire / Press Association Images

'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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