Wales boss Wayne Pivak says he got the response he needed from Elliott Dee after the Dragons recalled the hooker.
The 26-year-old from Newbridge will take his 30th cap off the bench at the Autumn Nations Cup opener against Ireland in Dublin tomorrow evening.
Dee last played Test cricket in the 2019 World Cup bronze match against New Zealand before competing against the Barbarians, who started the Pivak era.
The Dragons front rover missed the Six Nations due to injury and were initially left with a shock from the autumn team.
Ryan Elias and Sam Parry played when Ken Owens suffered a setback for the Scarlett and lost to France and Scotland.
Deek will have the opportunity to shine as a substitute against the Irish at Aviva Stadium, hoping the head coach will influence him.
“I’m looking for a lot of energy from Elliott,” Pivak said. “He has a very good and very good passing game on wide channels; He is a good decision maker in those areas of the park.
“Elliott went and thought hard for a long time about his game and his passion and desire to play at this level.
“I have to say that he came back and after the initial disappointment of not being selected he was very impressive in training.”
After making his debut against Georgia in November 2017, De Warren became a loyal member of Gotland’s Match Day team.
He played in 29 of the 31 possible Tests until the All-Blacks clash in Japan, but will be recognized for the first time tomorrow evening by Pivak and forward coach Jonathan Humphries.
You can tell the same thing happened to Samson Lee in six countries. There are some people who have been asked to go and do certain things, ”Pivak said.
“I am just happy to be back with Elliott. I look forward to seeing how he goes. ”
Dee was added to the bench by Aaron Weinwright of the Dragons team, who supported the starting line-up of Shane Lewis-Hughes, Justin Tipurik and Tulup Falettau.
The Rodney Parade has no place to support Nick Tompkins and Jonah Holmes.
Back in training, Rover Rose Moriarty suffered another ankle injury and will be out for another two weeks.
Tighthead Leon Brown has returned to the Welsh camp with a knee injury but is now back in full training for the rest of the Autumn Nations Cup.
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