Rugby

Wales call up Shingler, Dollman for Pacific tour

2017-05-24 13:19
Aaron Shingler (Gallo)

London - Fullback Phil Dollman and backrow forward Aaron Shingler will join up with the Wales squad for the summer Pacific Islands tour after being called up on Wednesday. 

They come into the squad, which will be without its British and Irish Lions contingent, for the injured Cardiff Blues' Rhun Williams and Ospreys' James King for the tour that takes in Test matches against Samoa and Tonga next month. 

Prior to that both have important club commitments - Dollman is due to turn out for Exeter Chiefs in Saturday's English Premiership final against Wasps and Shingler for Welsh outfit Scarlets in the Celtic League final against Irish province Munster. 

"The two players coming in have been in excellent form lately and we're looking for them to bring that level of performance with them," said Robin McBryde, who will take charge of Wales in the absence of head coach Warren Gatland and Rob Howley, who are away with the Lions. 

"They'll be arriving with their tails up having made it to those finals so it should be a boost for them as well as us," added the combative former Wales hooker. 

The tour rewards both players for outstanding seasons and gives Shingler a chance to prove himself at Test level once again. 

The 29-year-old won the last of his eight caps in 2014 while for Dollman it is his first international call-up at age 32.

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