Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Rugby | International Rugby

Wales ring changes in pack for Aus test



Wales have recalled experienced prop Gethin Jenkins in one of four changes to their pack for Saturday's test against Australia in Cardiff.

Jenkins, who has 93 international caps, replaces Paul James, who has been made unavailable by his club Bath, and Scott Andrews comes in for prop Aaron Jarvis who was injured in last week's 33-10 defeat by New Zealand.

Ian Evans was named at lock for Bradley Davies, who has concussion, and flanker Aaron Shingler was preferred to Ryan Jones.

"We need to pick up again where we left off in the second half last week," Wales coach Warren Gatland said in a Welsh Rugby Football Union statement on Thursday.

"We managed to retain 73 percent possession after the break against the All Blacks and win the territory battle, and we need to put Australia under similar pressure from the outset.

"We have played them regularly over the last couple of years and have come close to winning on a number of occasions, but have not quite been able to get ourselves over the chalk of the finish line."

Wales have suffered a disappointing run of results, losing to Argentina, Samoa and the All Blacks in the last three weeks.

WALES: 15-Leigh Halfpenny, 14-Alex Cuthbert, 13-Jonathan Davies, 12-Jamie Roberts, 11-Liam Williams, 10-Rhys Priestland, 9-Mike Phillips; 8-Toby Faletau, 7-Sam Warburton (captain), 6-Aaron Shingler, 5-Luke Charteris, 4-Ian Evans, 3-Scott Andrews, 2-Matthew Rees, 1-Gethin Jenkins.

Replacements: 16-Ken Owens, 17-Ryan Bevington, 18-Samson Lee, 19-Ryan Jones, 20-Justin Tipuric, 21-Tavis Knoyle, 22-Dan Biggar, 23-Scott Williams

Shop

SA rugby Annual 2014
The 2014 SA Rugby Annual is the official record of the South African season and is widely considered to be one of the finest yearbooks in world rugby
R175.00
Victor - My Journey
As the most capped Springbok ever, Victor Matfield is a national hero who transcends rugby provincialism and has fans across the world
R198.44
The Poisoned Chalice
The Springboks have had several post-isolation coaches, and if they agree on nothing else, they will concur that everyone in the job suffers enormous pressure
R157.00
Coach - Marco Botha
At 34, Heyneke Meyer was fired as head coach of a Super Rugby team for the second time
R110.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Live Video Streaming

SS3
Thu, 21 Aug @ 04:00
Thu, 21 Aug @ 05:00
Thu, 21 Aug @ 20:00
Fri, 22 Aug @ 01:00

Sports Talk



Brendan Venter
The architects of anti-rugby
While the atrocious weather conditions played a significant role in a low-scoring affair at Loftus...

Tony Johnson
Damp start to the Rugby Championship
I’m not sure I can remember a game from South Africa in which it rained so heavily. We get a fair...

Gavin Rich
The blight that just gets worse
The one good thing about the way the Springboks had to labour to their win over Argentina is that...

Brenden Nel
Time for Sevens to up the ante
Sunday night’s amazing Commonwealth Games win by the South African Sevens team has only served to...