Wales announce 23-man squad to face Italy
WALES have announced their full 23-man squad for the RBS 6 Nations clash with Italy on Saturday.
Interim head coach Rob Howley revealed last week that he would name an unchanged line-up at the Stadio Olimpico as reward for their 16-6 victory over France.
But there are two changes on the bench, with the return from injury of Sam Warburton and Alun Wyn Jones.
The duo replace Aaron Shingler and Lou Reed respectively.
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Howley said: “The side is fit and raring to go and on the bench we have brought in Sam and Alun, who have both returned from injury which is a boost to the squad.
“In France the players showed real determination and resilience and we will need that again in Rome.
“Italy have already showed so far in this campaign what they are capable of, so we know the challenge we will be facing on Saturday.”
Wales: Leigh Halfpenny; Alex Cuthbert, Jonathan Davies, Jamie Roberts, George North; Dan Biggar, Mike Phillips; Gethin Jenkins, Richard Hibbard, Adam Jones, Andrew Coombs, Ian Evans, Ryan Jones (capt), Toby Faletau, Justin Tipuric. Reps: Ken Owens, Paul James, Craig Mitchell, Alun Wyn Jones, Sam Warburton, Lloyd Williams, James Hook, Scott Williams.