DRAGONS back row James Benjamin has been named in the Wales Sevens squad for the forthcoming trips to Los Angeles and Vancouver.

Fly-half Ethan Davies also returns to the set-up after injury ruled the prolific points scorer out of the first half of the World Rugby Sevens Series campaign.

Head coach Darren Edwards will be thrilled to have the experience of Pontypool's Davies in North America, but he may have to wait until Canada to field the Gwent playmaker.

Pontypool flyer Lloyd Lewis, another returning to the fold, will offer plenty of pace out wide, while Will Jones gets a second shot on the World Series after a whirlwind debut in Sydney.

Ospreys centre Callum Carson is one of four debutants named for the LA and Vancouver legs, along with Cardiff Blues academy back rower Callun James.

Ospreys full-back Caine Woolerton and new core player Alex Grey are also named, both having been part of the Wales squad that competed in Elche during pre-season.

Luke Treharne captains the side in LA, while ex-Dragons back Ben Roach – Wales’ joint-top try scorer this season – will lead the squad in Vancouver a week later.

“We’re back to the normal format this weekend (three games on day one), which will be new to a lot of the squad,” said assistant coach Adam Thomas.

“It’s great having Lloyd Lewis after his time away, and to welcome Ethan Davies back after a long injury lay-off will boost the experience levels of our squad.”

Wales face series leaders New Zealand first up for the fifth consecutive tournament, with fixtures against England and Spain completing Pool D.

Wales: J Benjamin, C James, C Woolerton, C Carson, W Jones, L Lewis, L Treharne, B Roach, J Jones, D Smith, W Thomas, A Grey, E Davies.