Wales has named South African-born forward Andries Pretorius in a 35-man squad for the upcoming Six Nations rugby competition.
The 27-year-old Cardiff Blues back-rower was one of five uncapped players chosen by head coach Rob Howley for the defence of the grand slam champions' Six Nations title.
Pretorius, born in Nelspruit, qualifies on residency for Wales and became available for selection last month.
The other uncapped players in the squad were Ospreys wing Eli Walker, Pretorius' fellow Cardiff back-row Josh Navidi and locks James King (Ospreys) and Andrew Coombs (Newport Gwent Dragons).
Cardiff flanker Sam Warburton retains the Wales captaincy.
Wales are currently without several second rows -- Alun-Wyn Jones, Luke Charteris and Bradley Davies due to injury.
Meanwhile outside-half Rhys Priestland and prop Aaron Jarvis are also sidelined ahead of the start of Wales's title defence at home to Ireland on February 2nd.