Uncapped Exeter Chiefs teenage lock Christ Tshiunza has been included in Wayne Pivac’s 38-man squad for Wales’ autumn internationals.

Congo-born 19-year-old Tshiunza moved to Wales with his family in 2010 and came through the Cardiff pathway before moving to England and studying at university in Exeter.

He committed himself to Wales by representing the under-20s earlier this year and will hope to gain a first senior cap in the upcoming internationals against South Africa, Fiji and Australia.

Tshiunza and the other England-based players in Pivac’s squad won’t be available for the New Zealand game on October 30 because it falls outside the international window.

Scarlets prop WillGriff John is the other uncapped player named in the party by head coach Pivac.

There are recalls for flankers Thomas Young, who has agreed to sign for Cardiff next season, Ellis Jenkins and fly-halves Gareth Anscombe and Rhys Priestland.

Priestland played the last of his 50 Tests against the All Blacks in 2017 and is eligible for selection again after returning to Cardiff from Bath.

Ospreys playmaker Anscombe hasn’t played for Wales since being injured against England in August 2019, while Jenkins suffered a serious knee injury against South Africa three years ago.

Pivac calls on eight of the summer’s British & Irish Lions tourists in Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Alun Wyn Jones, Adam Beard, Gareth Davies, Dan Biggar, Louis Rees-Zammit and Liam Williams.

Captain Alun Wyn Jones, who returned to action for the Ospreys last weekend, will become the most capped international player in history if he makes an appearance during the autumn series.

"We understand that the opening game against the All Blacks is outside of the international window but I believe that we all need this game, after what has been a particularly difficult time for everyone because of the global pandemic," said Pivac.

"It will be fantastic to play in front of a capacity crowd once again, with a number of these players getting to experience that for the first time.

"This has been one of the most difficult selections I’ve had to make with less rugby than would have normally taken place ahead of a campaign in addition to injuries and player unavailability.

"When you look at selection you want to select in-form players but it’s fair to say that a number of players haven’t hit their top form.

“We have looked at past performances at this level, including a very successful Six Nations campaign, and we’ve cross-credit some of that information into current form if you like.

"Injuries in certain positions, particularly at openside, have forced us to look a little bit deeper than we would normally but what it does mean is that more players have an opportunity to be exposed to this level of rugby.

“This can only be a good thing as we continue our preparations for the 2023 World Cup."

Wales squad for Autumn Nations Series 2021

Forwards – Wyn Jones (Scarlets) (35 caps), Rhodri Jones (Ospreys) (21 caps), Rhys Carre (Cardiff Rugby) (13 caps), Ken Owens (Scarlets) (82 caps), Elliot Dee (Dragons) (40 caps), Ryan Elias (Scarlets) (19 caps), Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Rugby) (31 caps), WillGriff John (Scarlets) (Uncapped), Tomas Francis (Ospreys) (57 caps), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys) (148 caps), Adam Beard (Ospreys) (25 caps), Will Rowlands (Dragons) (10 caps), Ben Carter (Dragons) (3 caps), Seb Davies (Cardiff Rugby) (9 caps), Christ Tshiunza (Exeter Chiefs) (Uncapped), Ross Moriarty (Dragons) (48 caps), Thomas Young (Wasps) (3 caps), Taine Basham (Dragons) (3 caps), Ellis Jenkins (Cardiff Rugby) (11 caps), Aaron Wainwright (Dragons) (31 caps), Taulupe Faletau (Bath Rugby) (86 caps).

Backs – Tomos Williams (Cardiff Rugby) (25 caps), Gareth Davies (Scarlets) (62 caps), Kieran Hardy (Scarlets) (7 caps), Gareth Anscombe (Ospreys) (27 caps), Rhys Priestland (Cardiff Rugby) (50 caps), Dan Biggar (Northampton Saints) (92 caps), Callum Sheedy (Bristol Bears) (12 caps), Johnny Williams (Scarlets) (3 caps), Jonathan Davies (Scarlets) (91 caps), Nick Tompkins (Saracens) (13 caps), Uilisi Halaholo (Cardiff Rugby) (7 caps), Ben Thomas (Cardiff Rugby) (1 cap), Josh Adams (Cardiff Rugby) (32 caps), Owen Lane (Cardiff Rugby) (4 caps), Louis Rees-Zammit (Gloucester Rugby) (9 caps), Johnny McNicholl (Scarlets) (5 caps), Liam Williams (Scarlets) (71 caps).