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Old Monmothian picked for Wales’ Six Nations squad

January 22nd, 2021
Hallam Amos leaps full-length to score a try against Australia in 2017.

Former Monmouth schoolboy, Hallam Amos, has been picked in Wales’ rugby squad for this season’s Six Nations campaign.

The former Head Boy at Monmouth School for Boys is among the 36-man squad selected by Wales head coach, Wayne Pivac.

Hallam, 26, has scored six tries in 22 appearances for Wales since making his full international debut on the wing versus Tonga in November 2013.

“We are absolutely delighted that Hallam has been picked in the squad to represent Wales in this season’s Six Nations championship,” said Headmaster at Monmouth School for Boys, Mr Simon Dorman.

“Hallam is a wonderful ambassador for the school, an inspiration to our boys, and we cannot wait to follow his progress and to cheer him on. We wish him and the Wales squad the very best of luck.”

The Old Monmothian is also studying medicine at Cardiff University School of Medicine.

The versatile Cardiff Blues player, who can slot in at full-back, wing or centre, has plenty of Test experience and will be hoping to add to his caps.

Hallam’s last appearance for Wales was against New Zealand when he scored his side’s opening try in their World Cup bronze medal match defeat in Japan in November 2019.

Wales finished fifth in the 2020 Six Nations tournament with their only victory coming against Italy.

Wales begin this season’s championship at home to Ireland on Sunday 7th February (3pm kick-off) before travelling to Scotland on Saturday 13th February (4.45pm kick-off).

Wales host reigning Six Nations champions, England, on Saturday 27th February (4.45pm kick-off), head to Italy on Saturday 13th March (2.15pm kick-off) before concluding their championship in France on Saturday 20th March (8pm kick-off).

Hallam, who hails from Cross Ash, made his professional debut, aged 17, for Dragons against Wasps in the Anglo-Welsh Cup in October 2011.

He was selected as a member of Wales’ Rugby Sevens squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast.

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