THE Dragons' six-strong contingent that helped win a Grand Slam have been selected in Wales' World Cup training squad.

Hooker Elliot Dee, tighthead Leon Brown, lock Cory Hill, back row forwards Ross Moriarty and Aaron Wainwright plus Cardiff Blues-bound wing Hallam Amos have got the nod for the preparations for Japan 2019.

Warren Gatland has named 42 players for the training camps in Switzerland and Turkey and will then cut 11 for the tournament.

There are just two uncapped players in the squad – Cardiff Blues wing Owen Lane and his Saracens-bound teammate Rhys Carre – with the management opting to work with a smaller group.

That means there is no place in the squad for Dragons centre Tyler Morgan, who was capped against Tonga last autumn but missed out on the Six Nations, or scrum-half Rhodri Williams, who had been pushing for a return to the Test fold after five years.

Former Dragons favourite Taulupe Faletau is included ahead of his anticipated return from injury along with fellow back rowers Aaron Shingler and Josh Navidi.

Ellis Jenkins and Thomas Young, currently sidelined, are on standby.

“It is exciting to name our training squad and to get the RWC ball rolling,” said head coach Gatland.

“We’ve named a 42-man squad, packed with experience, a good number of the Grand Slam winning squad are in there plus some players who have returned from injury.

“The last couple of years have been about building depth and exposing players and we have done that well so we have kept the numbers down to make the squad as manageable as possible.

“We have created some great competition in the squad and there are a couple of players on the injury list at the moment that we could add into the squad at a later date depending on their recovery.

“We have been really impressed with Rhys (Carre) and with Owen (Lane). They have both been on our succession plan for a while and it will be good to have them in camp with us and to see what they are able to do.

“We are looking forward to the squad meeting up and a hard summer of work ahead of us. We have planned it meticulously and the plans have been in place for a good while now.

"Looking back to 2011 and 2015 we were happy with our preparation so we are hoping to take that into this year and hopefully build on it.”

Wales play warm-up Tests against England and Ireland before opening their World Cup against Georgia in Toyota on Monday, September 23 before group games with Australia, Fiji and Uruguay.