Wales replace injured Jones with Evans

2018-06-08 17:45
Wyn Jones
Wyn Jones (Getty Images)

San Juan - A calf injury has forced loosehead prop Wyn Jones out of the Wales team to play Argentina in San Juan on Saturday in the first of a two-Test series.

Rob Evans comes off the bench to replace Jones in the starting line-up for the seventh match between the countries in Argentina with each having won three.

Nicky Smith, part of the run-on team in a 22-20 victory over South Africa in Washington last weekend, takes the place of Evans on the bench.

The two Tests form part of the build-up for Los Pumas and the Dragons for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Kick-off is at 21:40 SA time.



15 Hallam Amos; 14 Josh Adams, 13 Scott Williams, 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 George North; 10 Rhys Patchell, 9 Gareth Davies; 8 Ross Moriarty, 7 James Davies, 6 Seb Davies; 5 Cory Hill (capt), 4 Adam Beard; 3 Dillon Lewis, 2 Elliot Dee, 1 Rob Evans

Substitutes: 16 Ryan Elias, 17 Nicky Smith, 18 Tomas Francis, 19 Josh Turnbull, 20 Aaron Wainwright, 21 Aled Davies, 22 Gareth Anscombe, 23 Owen Watkin


15 Emiliano Boffelli, 14 Bautista Delguy, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Jeronimo de le Fuente, 11 Ramiro Moyano, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Gonzalo Bertranou, 8 Javier Ortega Desio, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2 Agustin Creevy (capt), 1 Santiago Garcia Botta

Substitutes: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Javier Diaz, 18 Santiago Medrano, 19 Matias Alemanno, 20 Tomas Lezana, 21 Martin Landajo, 22 Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, 23 Sebastian Cancelliere

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