21 Jan 2015

Anscombe makes Wales squad

8:16 am on 21 January 2015

The former Auckland and Chiefs utility back Gareth Anscombe has been included in the Wales rugby squad for this year's Six Nations Championship.

Former Auckland and Chiefs back Gareth Anscombe.

Former Auckland and Chiefs back Gareth Anscombe. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

23-year-old Anscombe moved to Wales last year and has played well at first-five for the Cardiff Blues.

He has played nine times for the Blues and qualifies for Wales through his Swansea-born mother.

He is joined in Warren Gatland's 34-strong squad by fellow rookies prop Rob Evans, hooker Kristian Dacey and centre Tyler Morgan.

There is no place for Gloucester fly-half James Hook or veteran tight-head prop Adam Jones.

Gatland says it's great to be able to name such an experienced squad that also boasts some exciting young talent.

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