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() Warren Gatland takes a gamble on rookie prop Rhys Carré for final shot at World Cup glory with Wales Wales coach Warren Gatland announced his 31-man World Cup squad for Japan  The coach will be taking charge of a third and final tournament with Wales Prop Rhys Carré has been named despite only four senior professional starts

By Will Kelleher For The Daily Mail

Published: 22:34 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 22:34 BST, 1 September 2019

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Rhys Carré may have only started four professional matches in his career - but Warren Gatland has backed the young prop to star at the World Cup.

The 21-year-old, who will join Saracens from Cardiff Blues next season, was preferred above the experienced loose-head Rob Evans, who started four of Wales' Six Nations games this year.

And with tight-head Samson Lee left behind too, Gatland admitted Carré's selection was a gamble. 

Prop Rhys Carré has emerged from relative obscurity to secure a World Cup spot with Wales

Prop Rhys Carré has emerged from relative obscurity to secure a World Cup spot with Wales

WALES' WORLD CUP SQUAD

PROPS: Smith, Lewis, Carré, W Jones, Francis.

HOOKERS: Owens, Dee, Elias.

LOCKS: AW Jones ©, Hill, Beard, Ball.

BACK-ROW: Navidi,

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