Liam Williams Rugby World Cup 2019 Wales squad: Rob Evans omitted as Cory Hill included despite fractured leg

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Cory Hill has been named in Wales’ 31-man World Cup squad despite suffering from a leg fracture.

Dragons lock Hill, who captained his country in two Tests against Argentina last year, could be unavailable until halfway through Wales’ pool schedule. He has not played since February.

But Wales head coach Warren Gatland has selected him for Japan, while fly-half Rhys Patchell also features following his try-scoring exploits against Ireland on Saturday.

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Two of the more surprising omissions were props Rob Evans and Samson Lee.

Squad members learnt of selection via a video produced by the Welsh Rugby Union when each player was told by a member of their community club that they had been chosen.

It will be lock Alun Wyn Jones’ fourth World Cup, with wing George North and hooker Ken Owens featuring in the tournament for a third time.

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There are call-ups for Saracens prop Rhys Carre, who made his Test debut against Ireland, and Scarlets flanker James Davies.

Gatland has opted for a split of 13 backs and 18 forwards, which includes three centres, two fly-halves and five props.

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