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Wales call “out of the blue”

Posted By Robert Lloyd

Luke Morgan has spoken about his shock at being named in Warren Gatland’s Wales squad for the Autumn Series.

Morgan has made a huge impression over the opening weeks of the season, scoring four tries in five games since making his return to the full fifteen-man game from Wales Sevens, where he is the record all-time try scorer.

Speaking after hearing the shock news, Morgan said it was something he’d always dreamt of.

“It was completely out of the blue. It’s something you dream of growing up as a boy, so to have that experience given to me now is just an amazing thing to have.”, he said.

“Obviously, I’m delighted to have that call up so we’ll just have to see what happens over the next couple of weeks.

 “I actually found out about the selection through Owen Watkin when I was coming out of the gym. He showed me and congratulated me, so that was definitely a nice experience.”

Shock is definitely the feeling of the hour for the uncapped Luke Morgan, who joins nine of his fellow Ospreys team mates in the selection, as he continued: “I’ve had a good run of games, but it is a big shock for me, coming into my first year of fifteens and getting into the Wales squad.”

Having already experienced the International environment with Wales Sevens, Morgan said,“It will be a totally different experience to what I’m used to with the Wales Sevens, but I am used to being in and around the Vale and on the training pitches etc., so that I suppose will be the same. However, the whole environment with different players, different coaches and a different level of rugby, will be a new experience for me.

“Joining the Ospreys and converting to the fifteens game has gone far better than I expected. I was given the chance against Munster, and I took it with both hands.  I will also try and take this opportunity with Wales with both hands, and try to show everyone what I can do.

“The next challenge for me now will be to go away and have a good few weeks in camp to hopefully get my name in the hat for selection for the first game. Coming back from that into the region for the Ospreys, it will be a big thing for me to get back into that starting side.”

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