Wales head coach Rob Howley has announced his squad for the upcoming November internationals.
The Welsh have a busy schedule. with Australia, Argentina, Japan and South Africa all coming to Cardiff next month.
Howley has named a 36 man squad for the tests, which includes two uncapped players.
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Ospreys pair Sam Davies and Rory Thornton are the newcomers.
Howley is excited ahead of the challenges.
“It is great to give the opportunity to players who are playing well for their clubs with the likes of Nicky Smith, Rhys Gill, Rory Thornton and Sam Davies coming into the squad. In addition it’s great to be able to welcome back experienced players such as Dan Lydiate, Alex Cuthbert and Leigh Halfpenny, who have missed out recently with injury and that experience will be important this autumn.
“Taulupe is still in his rehab process and has been working closely with Bath. We hope he will be available in the later part of the campaign, but his experience will be vitally important to have around the squad.
“We know we have to start the campaign strong and have to replicate the accuracy and intensity our opponents will bring to Cardiff. We need to build on what we did in New Zealand and take it up another level for that opening match against Australia.”
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