Ospreys prop Aaron Jarvis named in Wales squad
OSPREYS prop Aaron Jarvis is the only uncapped player named in Wales's 35-man squad for the autumn internationals.
There are also recalls for Ospreys fly-half Dan Biggar and Scarlets duo Rob McCusker and Tavis Knoyle, but there are no places for Ospreys scrum-half Rhys Webb or centre Andrew Bishop.
In all, interim Wales head coach Rob Howley - in temporary charge with Warren Gatland on British Lions duty - has named 11 Scarlets and 10 Ospreys players in the squad.
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The 35-man party will begin their preparations for the autumn Tests with a week's training camp in Spala, Poland, beginning this Sunday – the same training base they visited prior to the World Cup.
Howley has selected six players who did not figure in the summer tour to Australia, including Blues centre Jamie Roberts.
Scarlets prop Rhodri Jones (shoulder), Exeter prop Craig Mitchell (bicep) and Dragons flanker Dan Lydiate (ankle) are out injured.
Wales begin their campaign against Argentina on Saturday, November 10, before facing Samoa the following Friday.
The arrival of New Zealand in Cardiff ahead of their clash with Wales on November 24 will coincide with Gatland's return to the national squad coaching staff.
Gatland will also be in charge against Australia on December 1, before returning to British Lions duties and leaving Howley in full charge once again for the 2013 Six Nations.
"We are really pleased with the strength and depth of the squad with some pleasing individual performances over the last three or four weeks," said Howley.
"But we all understand and realise the skill, physicality and intensity will go up over the next five weeks.
"This is one of the reasons we are going back to our training camp in Poland to sharpen minds and bodies.
"We know how important momentum is going into any series and the bigger picture is the Rugby World Cup draw at the beginning of December.
"How we perform against the Pumas, Samoa, the All Blacks and the Wallabies will have a direct effect on our seeding in that draw.
"We need a successful November to back up our performances at the World Cup in New Zealand and the Six Nations Grand Slam earlier this year and we are determined to achieve it."
Backs: L. Halfpenny (Blues), Liam Williams (Scarlets), A. Cuthbert (Blues), G. North (Scarlets), H. Robinson (Blues), A. Beck (Ospreys), J. Davies (Scarlets), J. Roberts (Blues), S. Williams (Scarlets), D. Biggar (Ospreys), J. Hook (Perpignan), R. Priestland (Scarlets), T. Knoyle (Scarlets), M. Phillips (Bayonne), Lloyd Williams (Blues).
Forwards: S. Andrews (Blues), R. Bevington (Ospreys), P. James (Bath), A. Jarvis (Ospreys), G. Jenkins (Toulon), R. Hibbard (Ospreys), K. Owens (Scarlets), M. Rees (Scarlets), B. Davies (Blues), L. Charteris (Perpignan), I. Evans (Ospreys), AW. Jones (Ospreys), T. Faletau (Dragons), R. Jones (Ospreys), R. McCusker (Scarlets), A. Shingler (Scarlets), J. Turbull (Scarlets), J Tipuric. (Ospreys), S. Warburton (Blues, capt).