Wales World Cup squad: Rhys Patchell & Cory Hill in Warren Gatland’s final 31 for Japan

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Rhys Patchell will be Wales’ after being named in the closing squad of Warren Gatland.
Cardiff Blues 10 Jarrod Evans, who started Saturday’s warm-up loss overlooks are meant by that.
Despite being sidelined with a fracture in his leg, lock Cory Hill is comprised.
There’s centre Scott Williams, or no area for Scarlets props Samson Lee and Rob Evans.
Evans was choice during Wales’ 2019 Grand Slam effort but Saracens’ Rhys Carre gets the plane after making his debut against the Irish.
Tomas Francis nicky Smith, Dillon Lewis and Wyn Jones are the other props. Jones will cover either side of the scrum with two tight-heads chosen.
Ken Owens, who’s heading into his third World Cup Dee and Ryan Elias would be the 3 hookers in the group.
“Selection is the toughest portion of the job and that is especially true include RWC time,” said Gatland.
“Reducing the squad down to 31 was extremely challenging especially once you look at the depth we’ve generated and the total amount of work the training squad have placed in.”
Hill isn’t expected to be available for the start of Wales’ campaign, which commences on 23 September against Georgia.
But the 27-year-old has got the nod in the second-row alongside Jake Ball, priest Alun Wyn Jones and Adam Beard.
Wales have named six back-rows at Josh Navidi, Ross Moriarty, James Davies, Aaron Shingler, Justin Tipuric and Aaron Wainwright.
Gatland has selected and 13 backs in his squad.
Aled Davies, gareth Davies and Tomos Williams are called the scrum-halves.
While Hallam Amos is chosen in the back three before Owen Lane who scored on his debut, centre Owen Watkin was given the nod ahead of Ospreys team-mate Scott Williams.
Jonathan Davies, Hadleigh Parkes and Watkin will be the centers from the squad, with Josh Adams, Amos, Leigh Halfpenny, George North and Liam Williams contained as back-three collections.
Are Bradley Davies, Lane, Steff Evans, Scott Williams, Jarrod Evans, Rob Evans, Lee, Leon Brown and Jonah Holmes.
“We’re really satisfied with the final 31, we believe there is an excellent blend into the squad, in terms of ability, experience and age profile and we’re incredibly excited about heading into Japan and what lies ahead,” Gatland added.
“These players have performed and delivered for Wales and deserve the opportunity to represent their country at the game’s showpiece tournament.”
What started as an training group of 42 players had already been diminished by 2 tournament-ending injuries to fly-half Gareth Anscombe and number eight Taulupe Faletau.
Wales begin their World Cup campaign in Japan from Georgia on Monday, 23 September at Toyota City before further pool games from Australia, Fiji and Uruguay.
Props: Nicky Smith (Ospreys), Wyn Jones (Scarlets), Rhys Carre (Saracens), Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs), Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Blues).
Hookers: Ken Owens (Scarlets), Elliot Dee (Dragons), Ryan Elias (Scarlets).
Second-rows: Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys, capt), Adam Beard (Ospreys), Cory Hill (Dragons), Jake Ball (Scarlets).
Back-rowers: Aaron Shingler (Scarlets), Josh Navidi (Cardiff Blues), Ross Moriarty (Dragons), Aaron Wainwright (Dragons), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys), James Davies (Scarlets).
Scrum-halves: Gareth Davies (Scarlets), Tomos Williams (Cardiff Blues), Aled Davies (Ospreys).
Fly-halves: Dan Biggar (Northampton), Rhys Patchell (Scarlets).
Centres: Hadleigh Parkes (Scarlets), Jonathan Davies (Scarlets), Owen Watkin (Ospreys).
Back three: Liam Williams (Saracens), Leigh Halfpenny (Scarlets), George North (Ospreys), Hallam Amos (Cardiff Blues), Josh Adams (Cardiff Blues.
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