Samson Lee gets Wales call-up

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Samson Lee has been drafted into the Wales squad ahead of Saturday’s summer Test against Canada at the Principality Stadium.

The experienced tight-head prop replaces Exeter’s Tomas Francis, who has been ruled out of the international series because of a back injury.

Samson made a welcome return to action for the last game of the season against Edinburgh after recovering from long-term concussion issues.

He won the last of his 45 caps in the Autumn Nations Cup clash with England at Parc y Scarlets in November.

Second rows Seb Davies (Cardiff) and  Rhys Davies (Ospreys) and Cardiff scrum-half Lloyd Williams have also been added to the squad.

Seb Davies replaces Adam Beard, who was called into the British & Irish Lions squad as an injury replacement for Alun Wyn Jones.

Uncapped lock, Rhys Davies is called up in place of Josh Navidi, who also joins the Lions following injury to Justin Tipuric.

Meanwhile, Lloyd Williams has been added to the squad as cover for Rhodri Williams, who will continue to be assessed for a shoulder injury.

After Saturday’s game against Canada, Wales take on Argentina twice in Cardiff.