Sam Warburton back to lead Wales against New Zealand
SAM Warburton will lead Wales against New Zealand on Saturday.
The flanker is one of five changes made by the selectors from the side defeated by Samoa on Friday.
Warburton replaces Justin Tipuric, while Luke Charteris comes in for Ian Evans, who misses out after taking a limited part in training due to a knee problem.
Scarlets hooker Matthew Rees replaces the injured Richard Hibbard).
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Fly-half Rhys Priestland returns in place of Dan Biggar, who was also unavailable due to injury, while fellow Scarlet Jonathan Davies completes his return from a groin injury to replace Ashley Beck.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland said: "This New Zealand team is one of the best rugby sides to have ever played the game and probably the best All Blacks team ever, so it will be a privilege to be able to test ourselves against them.
"No-one is more disappointed than the players and the coaches with how things have gone in the last two weeks, but those supporters who have been with us over the last 18 months know, just as we do, that we are a better side than we have displayed so far and we will be looking to show that on Saturday."
WALES: Leigh Halfpenny; Alex Cuthbert, Jonathan Davies, Jamie Roberts, George North; Rhys Priestland, Mike Phillips; Paul James, Matthew Rees, Aaron Jarvis, Bradley Davies, Luke Charteris, Ryan Jones, Toby Faletau, Sam Warburton (capt). Replacements:Ken Owens, Gethin Jenkins, Scott Andrews, Aaron Shingler, Justin Tipuric, Tavis Knoyle, James Hook, Scott Williams.