LEE Byrne has backed Hallam Amos to be one of the stars of the World Cup if he is allowed to wing it with Wales.

The Newport Gwent Dragons ace is battling with Alex Cuthbert, Eli Walker and Matthew Morgan to join shoo-ins Leigh Halfpenny, George North and, fitness permitting, Liam Williams in Warren Gatland's final 31 for England 2015.

The 20-year-old from Cross Ash won his second cap against Ireland at the start of the month at full-back but his former club captain Byrne, who was forced to retire by a shoulder injury in April, is in no doubt that it's out wide where the bright prospect from Cross Ash can do the most damage.

"Hallam is strong, fast and an out-and-out finisher," said the 46-times capped full-back. "He could be one of the stars of the World Cup if he is given a chance and I just hope that he is selected against Uruguay (in Wales' tournament opener).

"Warren picked him at 15 against Ireland to have a look at his versatility – and I think that will help make sure he is selected in the squad – but he is a winger.

"I saw a bit of him when I was out in France with Clermont and then close up with the Dragons and know that even though he is a talented youngster, he's mature and works hard on improving his game."

Gatland showed his ruthless streak when cutting the Lions trio of Richard Hibbard, James Hook and Mike Phillips but still has a handful of tough calls to make after Saturday's return fixture with the Irish in Dublin.

However, Byrne fears that Wales may be hindered by a hectic schedule in their group of death that sees them face Fiji just five days after taking on England before a vital finale against Australia.

"It's a tough group and every game bar Uruguay will be hard," said the 2009 British and Irish Lion. "That means strength and depth is key and I worry about the centres with Jonathan Davies out injured."

And Byrne may have been a member of the side that ended a Twickenham hoodoo at the start of Gatland's reign – scoring the first try in a remarkable comeback – but he fears a home win when the sides lock horns on Saturday, September 26.

He said: "It was great in 2008, winning there for the first time in 20 years, but England on home soil, how can't you back them?"

The following Millennium Stadium matches still have tickets available to purchase:

- Ireland v Canada – 19th September

- Wales v Uruguay – 20th September

- Australia v Fiji – 23rd September

- Wales v Fiji – 1st October

- New Zealand v Georgia – 2nd October

- France v Ireland – 11th October

- QF2 W Pool C v RU Pool D – 17th October

- QF3: W Pool D v RU Pool C – 18th October

These are available from the official ticketing website: tickets.rugbyworldcup.com