Rhys Carre stated he was”shaking and speechless” when he was told he had made Wales’ World Cup squad.
The prop, who won his solitary cap over the weekend, has been contained to Japan.
Carre, who proceeded to Saracens out of Cardiff Blues on the summer, stated that he had been a”large bag of mixed emotions” after getting the call in Warren Gatland.
“I had been as shocked as everybody else at the time,” Carre told Sky Sports of his call-up.
“I did not quite understand how to take it all in. I started shaking, I was speechless – I still am now. It hasn’t sunk in, it has been a crazy two days for me personally on the weekend. A bag of mixed feelings.
“After I signed Saracens I was not expecting to maintain a warm-up squad let alone to be moving on the plane. I’m still trying to take everything in day by day and keep my head down.”
Carre says that he came into Wales’ pre-season camp carrying more weight following enjoying his summer a little too much than expected, but has dropped.
“It helps if you stumble into camp thicker,” Carre explained of the impressive weight loss. “I came in carrying a little too much lumber, so I worked together with the [Strength and conditioning coaches] and the nutritionists to form out my diet and type out my strategy on the area. I worked for 12 weeks and got to the place today.”
Was Leigh Halfpenny, whose issues with concussion saw him from the match for three weeks of this year.
“As time was going on you sort of think’Just how long is this going to carry on for?’ ,” said Halfpenny of his own time to the sidelines.
“Horrendous injury. Among the hardest to cope with because you do not know when it takes on for as long as it did when that conclusion line is.
“You do begin to question what’s going to take place. I just kept trying to do everything I could to try and rest and try and get it over.
“Happily it got better and I was able to come back to the field, and I was delighted.”
Meanwhile Dan Biggar states Wales’ recent variant, which saw them increased to the top of this World Rugby positions for two weeks could count for nothing in Japan.
“It’s all about turning upward,” said Biggar. “We’ve got a excellent team on newspaper and we’ve got plenty of experience and tons of accolades within the last 12 or 18 months but it’s about fronting up and bringing in.
“I’m not very sure England are going to be overly concerned about our listing before – or New Zealand or what it is – they’re likely to worry about the here and now.
“That’s what it has to be for us. We’ve had a very good 12 or even 18 months building before this, but I feel the squad that we have got now, we’ve got to go and send on a major stage.”
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