By Will Kelleher For Mailonline
Published: 14:49 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 14:51 BST, 1 September 2019
Warren Gatland has taken a World Cup gamble by picking injured lock Cory Hill in his final squad for Japan.
The 27-year-old has a fractured leg, and will not be fit until either the Australia or Fiji matches at the tournament.
But after a three-hour selection meeting late last night after the 22-17 defeat to Ireland Gatland has picked Hill as one of four locks alongside captain Alun Wyn Jones – who will be going to his fourth World Cup – Adam Beard, and Jake Ball.
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones will be going to his fourth World Cup as part of the final squad
While Hill is in the notable absentees are props Samson Lee and Rob Evans, as 21-year-old Rhys Carré and Dillon Lewis are preferred.
Rhys Patchell beat Jarrod Evans to the back-up No 10 role – he will go alongside Dan Biggar as one of just two fly-halves.
Gatland has named 18 forwards and 13 backs, with six back-rowers; Ross Moriarty, James