Wales have added two uncapped forwards to their squad to face Ireland in the Six Nations on Saturday.
The defending champions have drafted in Ospreys hooker Dewi Lake to provide cover for Elliot Dee, who has been dealing with a rib injury ahead of the key contest in Dublin.
Coach Wayne Pivac also added Dragons flanker Taine Basham to his pool on Wednesday, as Wales look to build on their emphatic 42-0 home win over Italy that opened their campaign.
Youngster Lake captained Wales at the World Rugby Under 20 Championship last year, while fellow 20-year-old Basham had been part of Pivac’s first squad for the match against the Barbarians in November.
WALES | Congratulations to @TaineBash07 who has today been officially called into the @WelshRugbyUnion squad for the @SixNationsRugby – good luck Taine! #BringYourFire #GuinnessSixNations pic.twitter.com/C7HTbjyhC4
— Dragons (@dragonsrugby) February 5, 2020
Both players have been training with the squad over recent weeks, but they are now available for selection.
Dee, Owen Watkin and Gareth Davies are in contention to face Ireland having returned to training, though Josh Navidi (hamstring), Owen Lane (hamstring) and Liam Williams (ankle) are among Wales’ injured players.
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