Meet the Wales Rugby World Cup 2023 Squad

The excitement for the Rugby World Cup 2023 in France is building up, and guess what? The Wales senior men’s rugby team has just unveiled its squad for the championship!

Coached by Warren Gatland, Wales has picked a squad of 33 players. This group is a mix of young and experienced players. To give you a quick idea, the team’s average age is 27.

And guess what? 17 of these players have already played in a previous World Cup. That’s some serious experience right there!

Wales Rugby World Cup 2023 Squad

Wales Rugby World Cup Squad 2023: Final Player List

Forwards: Nicky Smith, Gareth Thomas, Corey Domachowski, Tomas Francis, Dillon Lewis, Henry Thomas, Dewi Lake, Elliot Dee, Ryan Elias, Adam Beard, Dafydd Jenkins, Will Rowlands, Christ Tshiunza, Taine Basham, Dan Lydiate, Tommy Reffell, Jac Morgan, Taulupe Faletau,  Aaron Wainwright.

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Backs: Gareth Davies, Tomos Williams, Gareth Anscombe, Dan Biggar, Sam Costelow, Johnny Williams, Nick Tompkins, Mason Grady, George North, Josh Adams, Rio Dyer, Louis Rees-Zammit, Leigh Halfpenny, Liam Williams.

The Captains

The team will be led by co-captains Dewi Lake and Jac Morgan. This is their first time captaining Wales in a Rugby World Cup. Exciting times for them!

Key Players to Watch Out For

George North is a big name in the squad. He’s played 114 times for Wales and is heading into his fourth World Cup.

Dan Biggar, another big name, has represented Wales 109 times. This will be his third World Cup.
Let’s also not forget Leigh Halfpenny and Liam Williams, who will also be playing in their third World Cup.

New Faces

Young players like Corey Domachowski and Henry Thomas will be participating after getting their first caps for Wales just this summer.

And let’s give a special shout-out to the youngest player in the squad: Dafydd Jenkins, who is just 20!
What Coach Gatland Says

Picking the final squad was tough for Gatland. He had to make some hard decisions over the last couple of days. But he’s confident in his team’s blend of skill and experience. Before they head off to France on 3rd September, they have some training to wrap up in Wales. Coach Gatland says the whole team is eager to dive into the tournament.

Wales Matches

Wales will start their World Cup journey against Fiji on 10th September. Following that, they’ll face Portugal, Australia, and Georgia. Make sure to mark your calendars!

Also Check: How to Watch Wales RWC 2023 Matches

Final Thoughts

This World Cup is a big deal for the players, their friends, and their families. Let’s cheer for the Wales team as they set off on this exciting journey in France!

Remember, whether you’re a die-hard rugby fan or just getting into the spirit of things, this World Cup promises a lot of thrilling moments. And with this Wales team, we’re sure there will be plenty of memorable ones. Go Wales!

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