23 Aug 2011

Wales name youngest captain for World Cup

6:19 am on 23 August 2011

Wales have finalised their squad for the Rugby World Cup and named the 22 year old Sam Warburton as their youngest World Cup captain.

Warburton, who has led Wales at under-19 and under-20 level, was given the captaincy by coach Warren Gatland after Llanelli hooker Matthew Rees was ruled out following neck surgery.

Wales' most capped player, first five Stephen Jones, has been selected for his fourth World Cup.

But centre Gavin Henson, who had dreamed of playing at his first World Cup, missed selection because of a wrist injury.