SIX Dragons have been named in the Wales squad for the Six Nations.

Captain and lock Cory Hill, hooker Elliot Dee, tighthead Leon Brown, back row forwards Aaron Wainwright and Ross Moriarty and wing/full-back Hallam Amos have been called up by Warren Gatland.

Centre Tyler Morgan, who won his fifth cap against Tonga in November, misses out to Ospreys rival Scott Williams.

Brown is selected despite not having played since the start of December because of a broken right thumb.

Moriarty is also included in Wales' depleted back row after being sidelined since December because of concussion.

Josh Navidi returns from injury to be included in the squad alongside call-ups for the versatile Josh Turnbull and Wasps openside Thomas Young.

Amos returns to the fold after not featuring in the autumn because of an elbow injury.

The speedster, who started all three summer Tests at full-back last year, will hope to earn a spot in the matchday 23 for the opener with France in Paris while Leigh Halfpenny struggles with concussion, although the Scarlet is named in the squad by Gatland.

"We are incredibly excited heading into the 2019 Guinness Six Nations and we are looking forward to kicking the tournament off in Paris against France," said the head coach.

"We have a really experienced squad of players, who have been around a number of campaigns together and we feel we are in a pretty good place going into this huge year.

"We have got a few injuries and have selected a larger squad because of that. We initially selected 40 players but that was reduced to 39 on Monday with Taulupe Faletau's injury ruling him out.

"Six Nations rugby is an important time of year for rugby fans, players and coaches alike and we are all looking forward to meeting up and preparing for this year's championship."