Newport Gwent Dragons’ prop Rhys Thomas and second row Luke Charteris have been selected as part of Warren Gatland’s 28-man squad to defend the Welsh Grand Slam title in the 2009 series.
Charteris has nine Welsh caps whilst Thomas will be looking to add to his six cap tally.
Wales kick off the defence of their title in Murrayfield with an away game against Scotland on 8th February.
Wales 6 Nations Fixtures (Local times)
Sunday 8th Feb 2009 3.00pm Scotland v Wales (Murrayfield)
Saturday 14th Feb 2009 5.30pm Wales v England (Millennium Stadium)
Friday 27th Feb 2009 9.00pm France v Wales (Stade de France)
Saturday 14th March 2009 4.00pm Italy v Wales (Stadio Flaminio)
Saturday 21st March 2009 5.30pm Wales v Ireland (Millennium Stadium )