Nelspruit - Wales' determination to match the muscle of South Africa has seen
coach Warren Gatland make two changes to his pack for the second Test at
Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Saturday.
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The Welsh were
second-best in all departments during their 38-16 loss in the first Test
in Durban last weekend, but Gatland hopes a change of guard will spark
an improvement in what is the last test of their season.
prop Samson Lee will make his first start for the side in the front row
and flank Josh Turnbull comes into the starting XV after featuring
from the bench last weekend.
"We have been really happy with the
response from the players during training this week, we have had a good
week and we see Saturday as an opportunity to right the wrongs of last
weekend," Gatland said in a statement on Thursday.
disappointed with last week's display but we want to finish the season
with a big performance and show what we know we are capable of.
"It's a great opportunity for Samson and Josh and they deserve the chance after impressing from the bench last weekend."
who made his international debut last November against Argentina, comes
on for Adam Jones and joins Gethin Jenkins and hooker Ken Owens in a
new look front row.
Turnbull replaces Aaron Shingler, who drops out of the match-day squad.
Alun Wyn Jones, who will make his 80th appearance for Wales, continues
his partnership with Luke Charteris in the second-row with Turnbull
lining up alongside British and Irish Lions duo Dan Lydiate and Taulupe
The back-line remains unchanged from the first test with Mike Phillips and Dan Biggar named at half-back.
record centre partnership of Jamie Roberts and Jonathan Davies feature
in the midfield with George North and Alex Cuthbert on the wings and
Liam Williams at full-back.
There are three changes amongst the replacements with Aaron Jarvis, Jake Ball and Dan Baker all coming into the match-day squad.
join Matthew Rees and Paul James as the forward contingent. Gareth
Davies and Matthew Morgan who both made their international debuts in
Durban are named on the bench along with James Hook.Kick-off is at 15:00.
15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 JP Pietersen, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Victor Matfield (captain), 4 Flip van der Merwe ,3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira
Substitutes: 16 Schalk Brits, 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Lood de Jager, 20 Schalk Burger, 21 Ruan Pienaar, 22 Wynand Olivier, 23 Lwazi Mvovo
15 Liam Williams, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 George North, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Mike Phillips, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Josh Turnbull, 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (captain), 4 Luke Charteris, 3 Samson Lee, 2 Ken Owens, 1 Gethin Jenkins
Substitutes: 16 Matthew Rees, 17 Paul James, 18 Aaron Jarvis, 19 Jake Ball, 20 Dan Baker, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 James Hook, 23 Matthew Morgan