Warren Gatland has named a powerful squad for Wales’ ultimate Rugby World Cup pool match on Saturday as they tackle Georgia; Gatland made six adjustments to the crew that beat Australia final week, which confirmed Wales shall be within the quarter-finals.
13:24 UK Monday 02 October 2023
Gareth Anscombe replaces Dan Biggar at 10, whereas Tommy Reffell and Dewi Lake return to a powerful Wales facet that face Georgia of their ultimate World Cup stage match on Saturday.
Wales have already certified for the quarter-finals and victory towards Georgia in Nantes will guarantee they prime the group.
Hooker Lake will captain the facet, whereas there are additionally begins for fly-half Anscombe, wing Reffell, wing Rio Dyer, scrum-half Tomos Williams and lock Dafydd Jenkins.
Dyer earns a begin instead of Josh Adams, with Lake changing Ryan Elias, Jenkins taking Adam Beard’s place and Reffell changing the rested Jac Morgan.
Anscombe scored 23 factors in Wales’ document 40-6 win over Australia and is in with an opportunity to begin at playmaker with Biggar nursing a pectoral pressure.
Biggar got here off within the 12th minute final Sunday and Wales hope he shall be again for the quarter-finals, which begin on October 14.
Ought to Wales beat Georgia or declare a bonus level loss, they are going to face Group D runners-up Argentina v Japan.
If Wales lose to Georgia with out a bonus level, Fiji would have the chance to prime the group with a bonus level win over Portugal on Sunday.
Australia are at the moment second in Group C however want Fiji to lose to Portugal to keep away from being knocked out on the group stage for the primary time on the Rugby World Cup.
Wales: 15 Liam Williams, 14 Louis Rees Zammit, 13 George North, 12 Nick Tompkins, 11 Rio Dyer, 10 Gareth Anscombe, 9 Tomos Williams, 1 Gareth Thomas, 2 Dewi Lake, three Tomas Francis, four Will Rowlands, 5 Dafydd Jenkins, 6 Aaron Wainwright, 7 Tommy Reffell, eight Taulupe Faletau
Substitutes: 16 Elliot Dee, 17 Nicky Smith, 18 Henry Thomas, 19 Christ Tshiunza, 20 Taine Basham, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 Sam Costelow, 23 Mason Grady