Wales name SEVEN uncapped players for Scotland Six Nations clash
Wales have named seven uncapped players in their squad for their autumn internationals which includes the Six Nations clash with Scotland on 31 October.
Amongst the seven is Bristol fly-half Callum Sheedy.
Cardiff-born Sheedy, 24, also qualified for Ireland through his parents and England on residency, and he represented England in a non-cap game against the Barbarians last year.
He has been a pivotal figure behind Bristol's qualification for the Gallagher Premiership play-offs and European Challenge Cup final this season, starring alongside high-profile imports like Semi Radradra and Charles Piutau.
And Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has now handed Sheedy a first senior call-up, selecting him and his Bristol team-mate Ioan Lloyd among the seven uncapped players in a 38-strong squad.
Sheedy and Lloyd will be joined by fellow Test rookies Louis Rees-Zammit, Johnny Williams, Kieran Hardy, Sam Parry and Josh Macleod for the autumn programme.
Wales face a friendly against France in Paris on October 24, followed by the delayed Guinness Six Nations appointment with Scotland seven days later, then four Autumn Nations Cup fixtures, including games against Ireland and England.
Ex-London Irish and Newcastle player Williams, who was born in Weston-super-Mare but whose father is from Rhyl, also featured for an England XV in the 2019 Barbarians match, scoring a try.
World Cup 2019 squad members Tomas Francis, Rhys Patchell and Jonathan Davies are all back after injury, but injuries sideline Rob Evans, Aaron Shingler, Tomos Williams, Owen Lane and Johnny McNicholl.
The match with Scotland will be played at Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli because the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff is being used as a field hospital during the coronavirus crisis.
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