Wales back experience

Wales coach Warren Gatland has named a vastly experienced training squad ahead of the 2014 Six Nations tournament.

Sam Warburton will once again lead the side, who will be looking for their third Six Nations title in a row – something that has never been achieved in the competition’s history.

The front row features three British & Irish Lions in Richard Hibbard, Adam Jones and Gethin Jenkins.

Andrew Coombs, who made his debut in last season's competition along with fellow championship winners Alun-Wyn Jones, Luke Charteris and Ian Evans, make up the second row.

Alongside Warburton, the loose forwards include Justin Tipuric, Ryan Jones, Toby Faletau, Dan Lydiate, and Aaron Shingler.

Rhodri Williams and Rhys Webb will act in the scrumhalf position and try fill the void for the injured Mike Phillips.

Playmakers Dan Biggar and Rhys Priestland, both with international experience, are rejoined by James Hook in the backline after the Perpignan fullback missed the Australia Tests in November due to his return to France.

Five further British & Irish Lions are named with Jamie Roberts, Jonathan Davies, Alex Cuthbert, George North and Leigh Halfpenny joining Scarlets pair Scott Williams and Liam Williams.

Wales squad:

Forwards: Paul James (Bath), Gethin Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), Ryan Bevington (Ospreys), Richard Hibbard (Ospreys), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Emyr Phillips (Scarlets), Adam Jones (Ospreys), Samson Lee (Scarlets), Rhodri Jones (Scarlets), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Luke Charteris (Perpignan), Ian Evans (Ospreys), Andrew Coombs (Dragons), Ryan Jones (Ospreys), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys), captain Sam Warburton (Cardiff Blues), Toby Faletau (Dragons), Dan Lydiate (Racing Metro) and Aaron Shingler (Scarlets).

Backs: Rhodri Williams (Scarlets), Mike Phillips (Racing Metro), Rhys Webb (Ospreys), Dan Biggar (Ospreys), Rhys Priestland (Scarlets), James Hook (Perpignan), Jonathan Davies (Scarlets), Jamie Roberts (Racing Metro), Scott Williams (Scarlets), Alex Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues), George North (Northampton Saints), Leigh Halfpenny (Cardiff Blues) and Liam Williams (Scarlets).

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