Dan Lydiate has been named in Wales' 33-man squad for the 2023 World Cup in France.

Dragons flanker Lydiate, from Abbeycwmir, made his World Cup debut against South Africa 12 years ago at the 2011 World Cup, which was held in New Zealand. Lydiate is one of four survivors from the Wales team that day in the New Zealand capital, Wellington. Back row colleague Taulupe Faletau is one of them, George North and Leigh Halfpenny are the others.

Lydiate, 33, was also part of the 2015 World Cup Squad, meaning his latest call-up represents a third tilt at the global tournament for the Powys powerhouse.

The flanker has missed Six Nations title winning and World Cup campaigns due to a multitude of injuries on the rugby pitch, but is now back and looks in good shape for this year's World Cup.

Flanker Jac Morgan and hooker Dewi Lake have been named as co-captains by Wales head coach Warren Gatland.

The tournament begins on September 8, with the final set to take place on October 28.

Wales open their Pool C campaign against Fiji in Bordeaux on September 10.

The 33-man Wales squad is as follows:

Forwards: Taine Basham, Adam Beard, Elliot Dee, Corey Domachowski, Ryan Elias, Taulupe Faletau, Tomas Francis, Dafydd Jenkins, Dewi Lake (co-captain), Dillon Lewis, Dan Lydiate, Jac Morgan (co-captain), Tommy Reffell, Will Rowlands, Nicky Smith, Gareth Thomas, Henry Thomas, Christ Tshiunza, Aaron Wainwright.

Backs: Josh Adams, Gareth Anscombe, Dan Biggar, Sam Costelow, Gareth Davies, Rio Dyer, Mason Grady, Leigh Halfpenny, George North, Louis Rees-Zammit, Nick Tompkins, Johnny Williams, Liam Williams, Tomos Williams.