BATH fly-half Rhys Priestland has been included in Wales' 39-man squad for this season's NatWest 6 Nations Championship despite currently suffering from a hamstring injury.

The squad, announced by the Welsh Rugby Union, also includes the likes of Northampton wing George North and Bath number eight Taulupe Faletau, who are both currently sidelined through injury.

There is also no place for Bath lock Luke Charteris, while uncapped duo Josh Adams and James Davies have been named, along with Gloucester back-row forward Ross Moriarty, who has played just two games this season following a long injury absence.

Wales kick off their Six Nations campaign against Scotland in Cardiff on February 3.

Wales head coach Warren Gatland said: "We have included a couple of players who are carrying injuries.

"With Taulupe (Faletau), we are hoping he will be available towards the end of the campaign, and Rhys (Priestland) picked up a knock at the weekend, so we will see where he is at.

"It's useful to have these experienced guys around camp and to have them included and to work with them."