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Roberts to captain Wales for Pacific tour

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 9/05/2017 Andrew Baldock

Jamie Roberts will captain Wales on their summer tour next month in Tests against Tonga and Samoa.

The Welsh Rugby Union announced that 91 times-capped Roberts will lead a 32-man squad.

Roberts, who toured South Africa with the 2009 British and Irish Lions and then to Australia four years later, missed out on this year's Lions squad.

Wales, who are without 12 players selected for the Lions squad, face Tonga in Auckland on June 16, then Samoa in Apia eight days later.

The group includes 13 uncapped players, with many of them having come through the Wales Under-20s system.

Robin McBryde heads up the Wales coaching team with Warren Gatland and Rob Howley on Lions duty in New Zealand.

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