Wales call on uncapped Shingler
January 25, 2012
Aaron Shingler crosses the line for the Scarlets © Getty Images
Scarlets forward Aaron Shingler has been handed a late call up to Wales' pre-Six Nations training camp in Gdansk.
The 24-year-old Wales Sevens international, whose brother Steven has been engulfed in a row over his eligibility after being named in Scotland's Six Nations squad, joined up with Warren Gatland's squad this afternoon and will remain with the party until their return home on Sunday.
Uncapped Shingler, who can play in the back row or at lock, has made some eye-catching contributions for his region this season, most notably his length-of-the-field try in Sunday's Heineken Cup win in Castres. He provides cover for Newport Gwent Dragons flanker Dan Lydiate, who picked up an ankle injury in their Amlin Challenge Cup success against Cavalieri Prato.
A Welsh Rugby Union statement read: "Wales have called Scarlets lock/back row forward Aaron Shingler out to their RBS 6 Nations training camp in Gdansk, Poland."
Forwards - Craig Mitchell (Exeter Chiefs), Adam Jones (Ospreys), Ryan Bevington (Ospreys), Paul James (Ospreys), Rhys Gill (Saracens), Rhodri Jones (Scarlets), Matthew Rees (Scarlets), Huw Bennett (Ospreys), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Bradley Davies (Cardiff Blues), Ian Evans (Ospreys), Lou Reed (Scarlets), Ryan Jones (Ospreys), Dan Lydiate (Newport Gwent Dragons), Aaron Shingler (Scarlets), Sam Warburton (Cardiff Blues, capt), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys), Toby Faletau (Newport Gwent Dragons), Andy Powell (Sale Sharks)
Backs - Mike Phillips (Bayonne), Lloyd Williams (Cardiff Blues), Rhys Webb (Ospreys), Rhys Priestland (Scarlets), James Hook (Perpignan), Jamie Roberts (Cardiff Blues), Jonathan Davies (Scarlets), Scott Williams (Scarlets), Gavin Henson (Cardiff Blues), Ashley Beck (Ospreys), George North (Scarlets), Leigh Halfpenny (Cardiff Blues), Alex Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues), Harry Robinson (Cardiff Blues), Liam Williams (Scarlets), Lee Byrne (Clermont Auvergne)
*Gethin Jenkins misses the camp through injury
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