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Dominic Day and Tomas Francis included in Wales' World Cup squad

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Bath lock Dominic Day and Exeter prop Tomas Francis have both been named in Wales' 31-man World Cup squad.

Day is among five locks in the group, with Francis joined by fellow props Paul James, Gethin Jenkins, Samson Lee and Aaron Jarvis.

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has named only two hookers, though - Scott Baldwin and Ken Owens - with Kristian Dacey missing out in a squad that was announced at the Millennium Stadium by Welsh Rugby Union chairman Gareth Davies.

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Day is among five locks named, with Gatland revealing that Alun-Wyn Jones suffered a medial ligament strain during Saturday's World Cup warm-up game against Ireland.

Jones, one of Wales' most influential players, is also in the squad, but is unlikely to be fit for a couple of weeks.

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There is a place among the back-row contingent for Ospreys forward James King - Gloucester flanker Ross Moriarty is among those who misses out - while Gatland has selected prop Samson Lee and wing Liam Williams.

Lee has not played since suffering an Achilles tendon injury in March, while Williams has been troubled by a foot injury, but Gatland has decided to go with both of them in his squad.

Bristol utility back Matthew Morgan also features in a squad that will be captained by Wales' 2011 World Cup skipper Sam Warburton.

The seven players cut from Gatland's existing 38-man training group are Dacey, Moriarty, Ospreys wing Eli Walker, Dragons centre Tyler Morgan, Cardiff Blues fly-half Gareth Anscombe, who is currently nursing an ankle injury, Blues prop Scott Andrews and Scarlets prop Rob Evans.

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