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Wales team to face EP Kings


Written by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie)

Posted in :EP Kings, Original Content on 9 Jun 2014 at 10:47
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Wales have announced their side to face the Eastern Province Kings in their first match on South African soil, ahead of their Castle Lager Incoming Test series against the Springboks.

Racing Metro flank, Dan Lydiate will captain the Wales team which includes four uncapped players.

Three of those players are named in Warren Gatland’s starting XV with Matthew Morgan at full-back, Steven Shingler at inside centre and Jordan Williams on the wing. Scrumhalf Gareth Davies is the fourth uncapped player and will be playing off the bench.

“It’s an opportunity to see a number of the squad pull on the Wales jersey and represent their country and see how they handle the game and the pressure,” said Gatland.

“We know how tough the next few weeks are going to be and that starts on Tuesday and we have to be prepared for a big game and hit the ground running.

“We were keen to have this match, to experience a short turn around and replicate what we will face at the World Cup next year.

“That preparation is well under way and Tuesday is a great opportunity for players who have impressed this season and at the trial to stake their claim on the international stage.”

The match will be screened live in the UK on SkySports. (KO 5:30pm UK time)

Wales:
Matthew Morgan (Ospreys), Alex Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues), Cory Allen (Cardiff Blues), Steven Shingler (Scarlets), Jordan Williams (Scarlets), James Hook (Perpignan), Rhodri Williams (Scarlets), Paul James (Bath), Scott Baldwin (Ospreys), Rhodri Jones (Scarlets), Jake Ball (Scarlets), Ian Evans (Ospreys), Dan Lydiate (Capt) (Racing Metro), Josh Turnbull (Scarlets), Dan Baker (Ospreys).

Replacements:

Matthew Rees (Cardiff Blues), Aaron Jarvis (Ospreys), Samson Lee (Scarlets), Luke Charteris (Perpignan), Aaron Shingler (Scarlets), Gareth Davies (Scarlets), George North (Northampton Saints), Liam Williams (Scarlets).



4 Comments

  • To avoid confusion team is listed 15 – 9, 1 – 8.

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.06.14 10:52:45 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • @pierre_mackie (Comment 1) : I wondered why Dan Lydiate had suddenly been shifted to lock :lol:

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.06.14 11:41:42 by StevieS Reply
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  • Should be an interesting game to watch. Is it televised?

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.06.14 15:01:52 by ChrisS Reply
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    ChrisSCurrie Cup player
     
  • @ChrisS (Comment 3) : SS1 7pm

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.06.14 23:48:06 by pierre_mackie Reply
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