Wales Squad for the Autumn Internationals

Warren Gatland has named his 33-man squad for their Autumn Internationals fixtures against Australia, South Africa, Fiji and New Zealand.

Is this the squad you would have picked?

Gethin JENKINS (CARDIFF BLUES – Cap No 1,006)
DoB: 17.11.80. 6’2” / 1.88m. 19st 4lbs / 122kgs
International record: 74 caps (W 33, L 39, D 2; 15 pts – 3T)

Paul JAMES (OSPREYS – Cap No 1,021)
DoB: 13.05.82. 6’1” / 1.86m. 18st 4lbs / 116kgs
International record: 13 caps (W 5, L 8)

Adam Rhys JONES (OSPREYS – Cap No 1,018)
DoB: 08.03.81. 6’0” / 1.83m. 19st 10lb / 125kgs
International record: 64 caps (W 31, L 31, D 2; 10 pts – 2T)

John YAPP (CARDIFF BLUES – Cap No 1,031)
DoB: 09.04.83. 6’2” / 1.88m. 18st 8lbs / 118kgs
International record: 16 caps (W 12, L 4)

Scott ANDREWS (CARDIFF BLUES)
DoB: 01.08.89. 6’2” / 1.88m. 18st 1lb / 115kgs
International record: Uncapped

Matthew REES (SCARLETS – Cap No 1,033)
DoB: 09.12.80. 6’0” / 1.83m. 17st 3lbs / 109kgs
International record: 39 caps (W 17, L 21, D 1; 10 pts – 2T)

Huw BENNETT (OSPREYS – Cap No 1,017)
DoB: 11.06.83. 6’0” / 1.83m. 16st 10lbs / 106kgs
International record: 34 caps (W 18, L 16)

Richard HIBBARD (OSPREYS – Cap No 1,048)
DoB: 13.12.83. 6’0” / 1.83m. 17st 7lbs / 111kgs
International record: 9 caps (W 3, L 6)

Alun Wyn JONES (OSPREYS – Cap No 1,046)
DoB: 19.09.85. 6’5” / 1.96m. 18st 8lbs / 118kgs
International record: 40 caps (W 16, L 24; 25 pts – 5T)

Bradley DAVIES (CARDIFF BLUES – Cap No 1,065)
DoB: 09.01.87. 6’6” / 1.98m. 18st 11lbs / 119kgs
International record: 13 caps (W 6, L 7)

Deiniol JONES (CARDIFF BLUES – Cap No 981)
DoB: 18.11.77. 6’5” 1.96m. 17st 3lbs / 109kgs
International record: 10 caps (W 6, L 4)

Ian GOUGH (OSPREYS – Cap No 964)
DoB: 10.11.76. 6′ 6″ / 1.98m. 18st 11lbs / 119kgs
International record: 63 caps (W 30, L 30, D 3; 5 pts – 1T)

Dan LYDIATE (NEWPORT GWENT DRAGONS – Cap No 1,071)
DoB: 18.12.87. 1.93m / 6’4”. 17st 3lbs / 109kgs
International record: 2 caps (W 1, L 1)

Jonathan THOMAS (OSPREYS – Cap No 1,013)
DoB: 27.12.82. 6’5” / 1.96m. 17st 13lbs / 114kgs
International record: 58 caps (W 27, L 29, D 2; 35 pts – 7T)

Ryan JONES (OSPREYS – Cap No 1,029)
DoB: 13.03.81. 6’5” / 1.96m. 18st 0lbs / 114kgs
International record: 43 caps (W 23, L 19, D 1; 5 pts – 1T)

Sam WARBURTON (CARDIFF BLUES – Cap No 1,070)
DoB: 05.10.88. 1.88m / 6’2”. 15st 11lbs / 100kgs
International record: 7 caps (W 4, L 3)

Martyn WILLIAMS (CARDIFF BLUES – Cap No 944)
DoB: 01.09.75. 6’0″ / 1.83m. 15st 2lbs / 96kgs
International record: 95 caps (W 42, L 50, D 3; 73 pts – 14T, 1DG)

Rob McCUSKER (SCARLETS – Cap No 1,075)
DoB: 12.10.85. 1.95m / 6’4”. 15st 11lbs / 100kgs
International record: 3 caps (L 3)

Michael PHILLIPS (OSPREYS – Cap No 1,022)
DoB: 29.08.82. 6’3” / 1.91m. 16st 4lbs / 103kgs
International record: 42 caps (W 21, L 20, D 1; 20 pts – 4T)

Richard REES (CARDIFF BLUES – Cap No 1,072)
DoB: 21.05.83. 5’11” / 1.80m. 12st 7lb / 79kgs
International record: 5 caps (W 1, L 4)

Tavis KNOYLE (SCARLETS – Cap No 1,076)
DoB: 02.06.90. 6’1” / 1.85m. 15st 12lbs / 101kgs
International record: 1 cap (L 1)

Stephen JONES (SCARLETS – Cap No 966)
DoB: 08.12.77. 6’1” / 1.86m. 15st 0lbs / 95kgs
International record: 91 caps (W 39, L50, D2; 815 pts – 7T, 132C, 166PG, 6DG)

Dan BIGGAR (OSPREYS – Cap No 1,063)
DoB: 16.10.89. 6’2” / 1.88m. 14st 3lbs / 90kgs
International record: 6 caps (W 4, L 2; 44 pts – 7C, 10PG)

James HOOK (OSPREYS – Cap No 1,047)
DoB: 27.06.85. 6’0” / 1.83m. 14st 10lbs / 93kgs
International record: 43 caps (W 18, L 24, D 1; 232 pts – 10T, 34C, 35PG, 3DG)

Andrew BISHOP (OSPREYS – Cap No 1,059)
DoB: 07.08.85. 6’0” / 1.83m. 14st 12lbs / 94kgs
International record: 11 caps (W 7, L 4)

Jonathan DAVIES (SCARLETS – Cap No 1,066)
DoB: 05.04.88. 6’1” / 1.86m. 16st 10lbs / 106kgs
International record: 7 caps (W 4, L 3; 10 pts – 2T)

Tom SHANKLIN (CARDIFF BLUES – Cap No 993)
DoB: 24.11.79. 6’2” / 1.88m. 15st 9lbs / 99kgs
International record: 66 caps (W 32, L 33, D 1; 100 pts – 20T)

Shane WILLIAMS (OSPREYS – Cap No 976)
DoB: 26.02.77. 5’7” / 1.71m. 12st 11lbs / 81kgs
International record: 73 caps (W 35, L 36, D 2; 255 pts – 51T)

Leigh HALFPENNY (CARDIFF BLUES – Cap No 1,060)
DoB: 22.12.88. 5’10” / 1.77m. 12st 11lbs / 81kgs
International record: 17 caps (W 6, L 11; 59 pts – 7T, 8PG)

Will HARRIES (NEWPORT GWENT DRAGONS – Cap No 1,077)
DoB: 30.03.87. 5’8” / 1.73m. 13st 1lb / 83kgs
International record: 1 cap (L 1)

George NORTH (SCARLETS)
DoB: 13.04.92. 6’4” / 1.92m. 16st 7lbs / 105kgs
International record: Uncapped

Lee BYRNE (OSPREYS – Cap No 1,041)
DoB: 01.06.80. 6’3″ / 1.91m. 15st 1lb / 96kgs
International record: 35 caps (W 14, L 20, D 1; 40 pts – 8T)

Tom PRYDIE (OSPREYS – Cap No 1,074)
DoB: 23.02.92. 6’4” / 1.94m. 13st 10lbs / 87kgs
International record: 4 caps (W 1, L 3; 5 pts – 1T)

3 thoughts on “Wales Squad for the Autumn Internationals

  1. Maybe one eye on the World-cup would be be my initial reaction on the squad.

    Gatland looks to have gone for continuity – even the selection of George North, an eighteen-year old in his first year of professional rugby – is not that surprising with the continued selection of Prydie.

    Aled Brew and Richard Fussell would have been ‘safe’ picks on the wing, but the policy of picking raw talent is very much evident. the same could be argued with Scott Andrews selection over both Hugh Gustafson and Rhys Thomas of the Scarlets.

    Up front the lack of depth is evident as well. Gough and Deinol Jones haven’t exactly set the world on fire, but the candidates aren’t exactly stacking up are they, I wouldn’t be shocked if Ryan Jones find himself popping up in the second-rown either.

  2. I thought overall it’s a good squad to challenge the southern hemisphere squads but is it enough to challenge in the World Cup with the likes of France, South Africa and New Zealand. Yeah we may be able to beat them in these internationals but when it comes to playing them down in their backyard, Wales are’nt strong enough. Wales to qualify for the knockout stages but threre is now way we are winning the World Cup.

  3. Nathan, I think that sentiment could be echoed for all the home nations. They might pick up a win at home, but there’s no confidence that they’ll beat SH teams consistently.

    Anything can happen in the knockout stages of the World Cup though, and not many teams would fancy playing Wales.

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