Barry boy Cory called up to Welsh squad
3:04pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in News
RISING Cardiff Blues star Cory Allen has been called up to the Welsh International squad for next month's tests.
Barry boy Cory, 20, is one of three uncapped players named in the 35-man squad for the autumn internationals against South Africa, Argentina, Tonga and Australia.
The inside centre, from Cwm Talwg, Barry has been touted as a name to watch this season, which saw him break into the Blues' starting 15 after a try-scoring appearance from the bench against Leinster in September.
This follows an outstanding summer which saw the hulking powerhouse score the "Try of the Tournament" for Wales against Fiji in the Hong Kong Sevens.
At 6ft 3in tall and weighing 15st 8lbs Cory, who attended Ysgol Gyfun Bro Morgannwg school, is being primed as an ideal club replacement for the departed Jamie Roberts and now Warren Gatland has brought him into the international fold where he could be set to follow in the footsteps of robust runners such as George North and Alex Cuthbert.
The full Wales squad is as follows:
Forwards: Scott Andrews (Cardiff Blues), Adam Jones (Ospreys), Aaron Jarvis (Ospreys), Paul James (Bath), Gethin Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), Ryan Bevington (Ospreys), Richard Hibbard (Ospreys), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Emyr Phillips (Scarlets), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Luke Charteris (Perpignan), Ian Evans (Ospreys), Bradley Davies (Cardiff Blues), Andrew Coombs (Dragons), Ryan Jones (Ospreys), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys), Sam Warburton (capt, Cardiff Blues), Toby Faletau (Dragons), Dan Lydiate (Racing Metro).
Backs: Rhodri Williams (Scarlets), Mike Phillips (Bayonne), Lloyd Williams (Cardiff Blues), Dan Biggar (Ospreys), Rhys Patchell (Cardiff Blues), Rhys Priestland (Scarlets), Jon Davies (Scarlets), Ashley Beck (Ospreys), Scott Williams (Scarlets), Cory Allen (Cardiff Blues), Owen Williams (Cardiff Blues), James Hook (Perpignan), George North (Northampton Saints), Eli Walker (Ospreys), Leigh Halfpenny (Cardiff Blues), Liam Williams (Scarlets).