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North in Wales squad for All Blacks tour

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Saints winger George North has been named in Warren Gatland's 35-man squad for their summer tour of New Zealand.

The squad, captained by Sam Warburton, will join up later this month before they face England at Twickenham on Saturday, May 29th.

They will then fly out to New Zealand the following day for their three-Test tour against the World Champions, during which they will also play a non-cap match against the Chiefs in Hamilton.

The first Test takes place at Eden Park, Auckland on 11th June, with the second Test in Wellington (18th June), before the final Test takes place in Dunedin (25th June).

"It is a great opportunity for us to test ourselves, build on the World Cup and the Six Nations and it's a challenge we are all looking forward to," said Gatland, speaking to the WRU.

"We have picked a squad that is packed full of experience for what is going to be a challenging, but exciting five match campaign.

WALES SQUAD:


FORWARDS: Rob Evans (Scarlets), Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs), Paul James (Ospreys) Gethin Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), Rhodri Jones (Scarlets), Samson Lee (Scarlets), Scott Baldwin (Ospreys), Kristian Dacey (Cardiff Blues), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Jake Ball (Scarlets), Luke Charteris (Racing Metro), Bradley Davies (Wasps), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Taulupe Faletau (Newport Gwent Dragons), James King (Ospreys), Dan Lydiate (Ospreys), Ross Moriarty (Gloucester), Josh Turnbull (Cardiff Blues), Sam Warburton (Cardiff Blues, CAPT).

BACKS: Gareth Davies (Scarlets), Rhys Webb (Ospreys), Lloyd Williams (Cardiff Blues), Gareth Anscombe (Cardiff Blues), Dan Biggar (Ospreys), Rhys Priestland (Bath Rugby), Jonathan Davies (Clermont Auvergne), Tyler Morgan (Newport Gwent Dragons), Jamie Roberts (Harlequins), Scott Williams (Scarlets), Hallam Amos (Newport Gwent Dragons), Matthew Morgan (Bristol), Tom James (Cardiff Blues), George North (Northampton Saints), Eli Walker (Ospreys), Liam Williams (Scarlets).