Thirteen Scarlets named in Wales squad

Kieran Lewis News

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has named his 31-man squad for the 2018 summer tour taking on South Africa and Argentina.

Wales will kick off their summer tour in Washington DC taking on South Africa before moving on to Argentina to face the home nation on two occasions.

Thirteen Scarlets have been named in the squad including winger Tom Prydie who made his last appearance for Wales on the summer tour of Japan in 2013.

Prydie made a return to action in Scarlets’ Guinness PRO14 Final Series quarter-final victory over Toyota Cheetahs on Saturday evening, crossing the whitewash for his fourth try of the season, after sustaining an ankle injury back in February.

Prydie is joined in the squad by six fellow backline players in Gareth Davies, Aled Davies, Rhys Patchell, Scott Williams, Hadleigh Parkes and Steff Evans.

The six Scarlets forwards named in the squad are Rob Evans, Wyn Jones, Ryan Elias, Samson Lee, Aaron Shingler and James Davies.

Scarlets captain Ken Owens and fullback Leigh Halfpenny are among a core group of senior players who won’t tour this summer due to workload following the British & Irish Lions Tour 2017.

Scrum half Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, who will join the region from Edinburgh ahead of the new season, has been named in Sctoland’s squad for the tour to the Americas.

Wales Squad – Summer Tour 2018


Rob Evans (Scarlets) (25 Caps)

Wyn Jones (Scarlets) (8 Caps)

Nicky Smith (Ospreys) (18 Caps)

Elliot Dee (Dragons) (7 Caps)

Ryan Elias (Scarlets) (2 Caps)

Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs) (31 Caps)

Samson Lee (Scarlets) (38 Caps)

Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Blues) (2 Caps)

Adam Beard (Ospreys) (2 Caps)

Bradley Davies (Ospreys) (62 Caps)

Seb Davies (Cardiff Blues) (4 Caps)

Luke Charteris (Bath) (74 Caps)

Cory Hill (Dragons) (15 Caps) (Co-Captain)

James Davies (Scarlets) (1 Cap)

Ellis Jenkins (Cardiff Blues) (6 Caps) (Co-Captain)

Ross Moriarty (Gloucester) (20 Caps)

Josh Navidi (Cardiff Blues) (11 Caps)

Aaron Shingler (Scarlets) (17 Caps)`


Aled Davies (Scarlets) (8 Caps)

Gareth Davies (Scarlets) (32 Caps)

Tomos Williams (Cardiff Blues) (*Uncapped)

Gareth Anscombe (Cardiff Blues) (15 Caps)

Rhys Patchell (Scarlets) (8 Caps)

Hadleigh Parkes (Scarlets) (55 Caps)

Owen Watkin (Ospreys) (4 Caps)

Scott Williams (Scarlets) (55 Caps)

Josh Adams (Worcester Warriors) (2 Caps)

Hallam Amos (Dragons) (15 Caps)

Steff Evans (Scarlets) (9 Caps)

George North (Northampton Saints) (73 Caps)

Tom Prydie (Scarlets) (7 Caps)

Wales Summer Tour 2018 fixtures;

Springboks v Wales, Saturday 2nd June, Washington D.C

Argentina v Wales, Saturday 9th June, San Juan

Argentina v Wales, Saturday 16th June, Santa Fe