Wales name World Cup Squad

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Forwards: Gethin Jenkins, Paul James, Aaron Jarvis, Tomas Francis, Samson Lee, Scott Baldwin, Jake Ball, Bradley Davies, Alun Wyn Jones, Dominic Day, Luke Charteris, Dan Lydiate, Jake King, Talupe Faletau, Sam Warburton (captain), Justin Tipuric.

Backs: Gareth Davies, Lloyd Williams, Rhys Webb, Dan Biggar, Rhys Priestland, Jamie Roberts, Scott Williams, Cory Allen, Hallam Amos, Alex Cuthbert, George North, Liam Williams, Leigh Halfpenny, Matthew Morgan.

Gatland mixes the old with the new in RWC selection

Exeter prop Tomas Francis and Bath second-row Dominic Day have been rewarded for their performances in the warm-up fixtures against Ireland with a place in Wales’ 31-man squad for Rugby World Cup 2015.

Yorkshire-born Francis, who qualifies for Wales through his grandmother, impressed on debut in Saturday’s 16-10 win against the Irish at the Aviva Stadium.

Former Scarlets player Day earned his one and only cap in the defeat to Ireland in Cardiff three weeks earlier.

While tight-head prop Francis and Day can look forward to their first Rugby World Cups, record-breaking loose-head Gethin Jenkins is on the verge of appearing at his fourth tournament.

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