UNCAPPED winger Tom Rogers has been called up to Wayne Pivac's 34-man Wales squad for the summer series against Argentina and Canada.

The Scarlets flyer, who is a former pupil at Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth, is one of five uncapped players named in the squad for next month's Tests.

Rogers has enjoyed a breakthrough season, scoring a superb solo try in the comeback win over Connacht that secured Champions Cup qualification for next season.

Pivac said the 22 year-old from Cross Hands, who represented Cefneithin and Tumble at junior level, had earned his place after some eye-catching contributions.

“We’re always excited when we’re able to bring some new players in," said Pivac, who has 10 senior players away with the British and Irish Lions this summer.

"We've got 10 players unavailable, so there were always going to be some new caps, and we now have an opportunity to build the depth of the national squad.

“The young players bring an X-Factor, and this is a golden opportunity for us to have a look at them to see how well they get on at this level of the game.

“They are not the finished product, but that’s why we’re bringing them in now in this environment in the summer series and having a closer look at them.

“It's an opportunity, much like the autumn campaign last year, to get these players into the environment and to expose them to test match preparation, and in some cases test match rugby."

Also getting their first Wales call ups are Ospreys prop Gareth Thomas, Dragons pair Ben Carter and Taine Basham, and Cardiff Blues centre Ben Thomas.

Rogers will be joined by fellow Scarlets Leigh Halfpenny, Jonathan Davies, Ryan Elias and Kieran Hardy - another former pupil at Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth.

Experienced centre Davies, having missed out on Lions selection, is named as captain, a role he previously fulfilled for Wales in the 2019 Six Nations versus Italy.

Meanwhile Halfpenny is on 99 test caps - including four British & Irish Lions caps - and Pivac says that he will look to balance youth with experience.

“We are really looking forward to this summer, getting to work with this squad and the three home tests that we will face,” commented Pivac.

“This summer isn’t just about the uncapped players it is also about internationals gaining more experience.

"It is a chance for them to get more starts and appearances under their belt, and to step into leadership roles, so it is going to be an important period for us.

“We will have a training camp in North Wales, before returning to Cardiff for our three tests, so it is a great block of time we have together.

“Whilst the Six Nations success is still fresh in many people’s memories it is important we continue to build for the Rugby World Cup in 2023.”

Wales face Canada on 3 July with Tests against Argentina on 10 and 17 July.

Wales squad for the summer Test series

Full squad: Forwards: Rhodri Jones , Nicky Smith, Gareth Thomas (all Ospreys), Elliot Dee (Dragons), Ryan Elias (Scarlets), Sam Parry (Ospreys), Leon Brown (Dragons), Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs), Dillon Lewis (Cardiff), Adam Beard (Ospreys), Ben Carter (Dragons), Cory Hill (Cardiff), Will Rowlands (Wasps), Taine Basham (Dragons), James Botham (Cardiff), Ross Moriarty (Dragons), Josh Navidi (Cardiff), Josh Turnbull (Cardiff), Aaron Wainwright (Dragons).

Backs: Kieran Hardy (Scarlets), Tomos Williams (Cardiff), Rhodri Williams (Dragons), Callum Sheedy (Bristol Bears), Jarrod Evans (Cardiff), Jonathan Davies (Scarlets; capt), Willis Halaholo (Cardiff), Nick Tompkins (Saracens), Ben Thomas (Cardiff), Hallam Amos (Cardiff), Leigh Halfpenny (Scarlets), Jonah Holmes (Dragons), Owen Lane (Cardiff), Ioan Lloyd (Bristol Bears), Tom Rogers (Scarlets).