HALLAM Amos is set to be given a chance by Warren Gatland to stake a claim for Wales' 15 jersey this summer after three years on the wing in Test rugby.

The Dragons ace is in pole position to line up at full-back in the June international against South Africa in Washington then the double-header in Argentina in the absence of rested Lions Leigh Halfpenny and Liam Williams.

The 23-year-old from Cross Ash enjoyed a superb autumn campaign on the wing, playing in all four Tests and scoring against Australia and Georgia.

However, an ankle injury suffered against Cardiff Blues on Boxing Day saw him slip down the pecking order despite winning his fitness race to be selected in the Six Nations squad.

He watched on as Steff Evans and Josh Adams got opportunities on the flank before George North and Williams returned from injury.

Amos also missed out to Gareth Anscombe for selection at full-back when Halfpenny was a late withdrawal from the team to play England at Twickenham.

The Dragon's patience is set to be rewarded this summer with opportunities at 15, a position that he favours and that Gatland sees as his most potent position.

Amos has won 15 caps but has started at full-back on just once – against Ireland in the Cardiff warm-up for the 2015 World Cup.

He has, however, shown his talent by lining up at full-back in club rugby in 9 of 14 appearances this season.

"We have different options with Hallam Amos and Gareth Anscombe and Rhys Patchell can cover us there as well," said head coach Gatland.

"That is not a position we have nailed down but we are looking to give Hallam an opportunity potentially at full-back.

"We see that giving some cover because it is a left-foot option for exit strategies, he has got fantastic footwork and can slot into first receiver from full-back.

"It is a position we are looking to develop some more depth and cover. It's going to be a good opportunity for him on this tour."