Aaron Shingler: Wales call up Scarlet for injured Osprey James King

Aaron Shingler
Aaron Shingler scored a try in the Scarlets' Pro12 play-off semi-final win over Leinster

Wales have called up Scarlets back rower Aaron Shingler for Test matches against Tonga and Samoa in June.

The 29-year-old replaces injured Ospreys forward James King.

Shingler, who has eight caps, will join the Wales squad after Scarlets' Pro12 final against Munster on Saturday.

"We've got a young squad, but we're not treating this as a development tour. We're going to the southern hemisphere to win two Tests," said Robin McBryde, Wales' head coach for the tour.

"So the selection has to reflect a balance between potential and performance, and the new players will have to reach the high levels of expectation we have of them."

Shingler's call-up comes a day after uncapped Exeter full-back Phil Dollman was summoned as a replacement for Rhun Williams.

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