Springboks

Boks beware Welsh wizard!

2013-11-06 12:39
Eli Walker (Getty Images)
Cape Town - As if having to face a back three with Leigh Halfpenny and George North wasn't enough, Wales have unveiled a 21-year-old wing sensation...

Eli Walker was on Tuesday named in the Welsh Dragons' team to face the Springboks in Cardiff on Saturday. Kick-off is at 19:30.

The 21-year-old has been given his chance after injury ruled out wing Alex Cuthbert from the first of Wales' four November internationals.

The wing is set to make his Wales debut against the Springboks after being named in coach Warren Gatland's starting side to face the Springboks at the Millennium Stadium.

If his debut is anything like that of North's, who scored a brace against the Boks in his debut three years ago, or if he is anything like Shane Williams who used to terrorise the Bok defence, the Boks are going to be in for a long day at the office.

Teams:

Wales

15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 George North, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Scott Williams, 11 Eli Walker, 10 Rhys Priestland, 9 Mike Phillips, 8 Toby Faletau, 7 Sam Warburton (captain), 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Alun Wyn Jones, 4 Bradley Davies, 3 Adam Jones, 2 Richard Hibbard, 1 Gethin Jenkins

Substitutes: 16 Ken Owens, 17 Paul James, 18 Scott Andrews, 19 Luke Charteris, 20 Justin Tipuric, 21 Lloyd Williams, 22 James Hook, 23 Liam Williams

South Africa

TBA

Here is a reel of Eli Walker's highlights for Ospreys in the Heineken Cup.


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