FIVE Dragons have been named in Wales' squad for the Six Nations - but there is no place for Sam Davies, Ashton Hewitt, Ollie Griffiths, and Taine Basham.

The Rodney Parade region supply a quintet of forwards - hooker Elliot Dee, tighthead Leon Brown, lock Cory Hill and back row forwards Aaron Wainwright and Ross Moriarty.

However, fly-half Davies, wing Hewitt and back rowers Griffiths and Basham miss out after being selected in the squad that faced the Barbarians in November.

Dee, Wainwright and Moriarty feature in Wayne Pivac's first Six Nations selection after starring at the World Cup while Brown is included after missing the cut for Japan and Hill is back after injury.

Davies misses out with Dan Biggar and Jarrod Evans backed up by Gloucester fly-half/centre Owen Williams.

Hewitt, a travelling reserve against the Baa Baas, is a victim of the rise of teenage sensation Louis Rees-Zammit.

Griffiths featured off the bench in the autumn but Wales' back row riches - with former Dragons favourite Taulupe Faletau making a welcome return - mean he misses out, along with bright prospect Basham.

“We are really excited to be naming our Six Nations squad and kicking the campaign off,” said head coach Wayne Pivac.

“A lot of time and effort has gone into selecting the squad, all of the coaches have been out and about, seeing players in training, speaking with them and we are pretty excited with the group we have got.

“Looking back to the Barbarians week, that was hugely important for us. We got a lot of ‘firsts’ out of the way, getting to meet and get in front of the players and having a game together was hugely beneficial.

“We do have a couple of injuries but we flip that into seeing it as an opportunity for some new players to impress, with not only the Six Nations in mind but also longer term and 2023.

“The Six Nations is hugely exciting for me, it is something I grew up watching from afar and it has such history attached to it, I’m really looking forward to the campaign.”