George North could be back in the red of Wales for the Six Nations © Getty Images
Saints wing George North will be part of a 32-man Wales squad that will look to make history by becoming the first side to win the Six Nations championship outright three years on the bounce.
Of the squad, 28 have been involved in previous title winning campaigns and their latest defence begins at home against Italy.
North - who has now registered 15 tries in his 35 caps, including a brace against Australia on his last Millennium Stadium turnout – is now regarded as one of the senior members of Warren Gatland’s backs division, despite still being just 21.
WALES SQUAD FOR 2014 SIX NATIONS
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), Sam Warburton Capt (Cardiff Blues), Toby Faletau (Dragons), Dan Lydiate (Racing Metro), Aaron Shingler (Scarlets)
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), Liam Williams (Scarlets)