Six Nations 2015: Wales name Gareth Anscombe in their 34-man squad

• 23-year-old set for debut after three months in Wales
• Warren Gatland has no place for Adam Jones or James Hook

Gareth Anscombe is set to make his Test debut for the land of his mother three months after leaving New Zealand for Wales and after being named in a squad of 34 for the Six Nations. But for two players with more than 170 caps between them, Adam Jones and James Hook, the international door has been shut, if not yet locked.

The 23-year old Anscombe, who in November joined Cardiff Blues from the Chiefs in Waikato, will vie for the fly-half jersey with Dan Biggar and Rhys Priestland while also offering the versatility that kept Hook in the squad after he ceased to be a contender for the starting lineup, having ended his playing days in New Zealand at full-back. The challenge of Leicester’s Owen Williams ended when he was left out of the side that beat the Scarlets in the European Champions Cup last week.

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