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Gatland hands Worcester wing Josh Adams Six Nations call-up

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By Adam Ellis

Warren Gatland has named his Wales squad for the Six Nations and has included two uncapped players in Worcester wing Josh Adams and Scarlets flanker James Davies.

Adams has been in prolific form for Warriors in the Aviva Premiership, topping the league’s tryscoring chart with nine scores. While Team GB Sevens silver medallist Davies is rewarded for his consistent outings for the Scarlets.

The Wales head coach continues to leave veteran centre Jamie Roberts out of his plans after opting for Owen Watkin and Owen Williams to challenge for the inside centre role.

Taulupe Faletau is one of seven players named among the 39-man squad who do not play their rugby for a Welsh region. The number 8 has been ruled out of the first two rounds of the tournament with a knee injury and is joined by Northampton Saints wing George North despite also suffering a knee injury.

Wales Six Nations squad

Forwards: Rob Evans (Scarlets), Wyn Jones (Scarlets), Nicky Smith (Ospreys), Scott Baldwin (Ospreys), Elliot Dee (Dragons), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs), Samson Lee (Scarlets), Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Blues), Adam Beard (Ospreys) ,Bradley Davies (Ospreys), Seb Davies (Cardiff Blues), Cory Hill (Dragons), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys, capt), James Davies (Scarlets), Taulupe Faletau (Bath), Ellis Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), Ross Moriarty (Gloucester), Josh Navidi (Cardiff Blues), Aaron Shingler (Scarlets), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys).

Backs: Aled Davies (Scarlets), Gareth Davies (Scarlets), Rhys Webb (Ospreys), Gareth Anscombe (Cardiff Blues), Dan Biggar (Ospreys), Rhys Patchell (Scarlets), Rhys Priestland (Bath), Hadleigh Parkes (Scarlets), Owen Watkin (Ospreys), Owen Williams (Gloucester), Scott Williams (Scarlets), Josh Adams (Worcester Warriors), Hallam Amos (Dragons), Alex Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues), Steff Evans (Scarlets), Leigh Halfpenny (Scarlets), George North (Northampton Saints), Liam Williams (Saracens).

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