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Irb World 7s Series

Irb World 7s Series

Wales open up against Thailand at midday on Saturday, following with Scotland three hours later and then have a four-hour gap before playing against the Springboks.
On April 27 and 28 Wales will compete in the Malaysia Sevens in a pool containing New Zealand, Canada and Malaysia.
The current squad:
Gareth Gravell
Club: Newport Position: Flanker Birthplace: Carmarthen Born: 29.10.80 Height: 6’0”/1.82m Weight: 15st 0lb/95kg IRB 7s Experience: Middlesex 7s, Brisbane, Wellington, Beijing, Hong Kong

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Gareth Williams(Captain
Club:Llanelli Position: Flanker Birth: 5/9/81 Born: Carmarthen Height: 6’2”/1.87m Weight: 15st 2lb/96kg First International Debut: 1998 against England U16’s at Twickenham.Other International Experience: Represented Wales at U16, U18, U19, U21 IRB 7s experience: Hong Kong 7s 2001 Career Highlights: Playing in the Hong Kong 7s 2001

Rhys Jones
Club: Newport Position: No8 Birth: 19/08/81 Born: Bridgend Height: 6’3”/1.90m Weight: 14st 3lbs/90kg International Experience: Represented Wales U18, U19, U21

Michael Phillips
Club: Llanelli Position: Scrum Half Birth: 29/8/82 Born: Carmarthen Height: 6’6”/1.90m Weight: 13st 5lbs/85kg First International Debut: Wales U21 against France U21 2002 Other International Experience: Wales U21s, Triple Crown 2002 IRB 7s experience: Argentina/ Chile
Career highlights: Winning the Triple Crown with Wales U21

Gareth Swales
Club: Swansea Position: Full Back Birth: 07/01/82 Born: Neath
Height: 6’2”/1.87m Weight: 13st 5lbs/85kg First International debut: Wales Youth U18 Other International Experience: Represented Wales U19, U21
Career highlight: winning Triple Crown with Wales U21

Neil McKim
Club: Ebbw Vale Position: Wing Birth: 21/12/79 Born: Newport, South Wales Height: 6’1”/ 1.85m Weight: 13st 12lbs/88kg International Experience: Welsh Schools and Youth U18 and U19, Represented Wales U19 (part of FIRA squad) and U21

Anthony Rees
Club: Dunvant Position: Wing Birth: 17/01/79 Born: Swansea
Height: 5’11”/1.80m Weight: 13st 8lbs/85kg

Dafydd Lewis
Club: London Wasps Position: Outside half Birth: 21/3/81
Born: Carmarthen Height: 6ft/1.83m
Weight: 14st/89kg International Experience: Represented Wales U18, U19, U21 Career highlight: Winning BUSA Cup

Nick Wakley
Club: Cardiff/Rumney Position: Centre Born: Cardiff
Birth: 20/11/80 Height: 6ft 2”/1.88m
Weight: 86kg/13st 10lb International debut: Durban 7s IRB 7s experience: Dubai, Chile, Argentina Career highlights: All the 7s tournament and WRU Youth Final

Craig Richards
Club: Neath/Whitland
Position: Full Back/Wing Birthplace: Wales Born: 10.10.78 Height: 1.78m Weight: 80kg IRB 7s Experience: Cwmtawe 7s, Dubai, Durban, Chile, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, China and Hong Kong

Daniel Gravell
Club: Llanelli Born: Worcester Height: 6ft/1.83m Position: Hooker Birth: 5/9/81 Weight: 98kg/15st 7lb Career highlights: Welsh Crawshays Thailand 7s

Liam Roberts
Club: Cardiff Born: U.A.E
Height: 1.92m/6’4” Position: Wing
Birth: 12/12/81 Weight: 90kg/14st 0lb
First International Debut: Welsh U18
Other International Experience: Wales U21 IRB 7s experience: Argentina/Chile
Career highlights: Winning Triple Crown with the U21

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