Wales name team to face Scotland

Warren Gatland has named his Wales XV to take on Scotland in Edinburgh, Murrayfield on Saturday afternoon. The team just shows one change from the team that defeated England last time out.

Gatland has opted to leave Leigh Halfpenny outside the 23 man squad despite his return to form and fitness after suffering with concussion issues. Corey Hill is out injured, so Jake Ball comes in to replace him on the bench. The front row will see Rob Evans at prop, Ken Owens at hooker and Tom Francis at tighthead. The back row once again is full of bulk and ball carrying men with Josh Navidi partnering Justin Tipuric and Ross Moriarty.

In the half backs, Gareth Davies is named at scrum half, while Gareth Anscombe is at fly half. In midfield then British and Irish Lion Johnathan Davies will partner Hadleigh Parkes. The back trio will once again compromise of Liam Williams at full back whom was man of the match in the win over England, while Josh Adams and George North also start.

The subs then once again see Dan Biggar who impressed when coming off the bench against England and is unlucky not to start here. Elliott Dee, Dillion Lewis and Nick Smith provide cover for the front row, Adam Wainwright and Jake Ball are cover for the second row, while in the backs then Biggar, Aled Davies and Owen Watkin provide cover.

The game kicks off 14.15 on Saturday.

Wales: Liam Williams; George North, Jonathan Davies, Hadleigh Parkes, Josh Adams; Gareth Anscombe, Gareth Davies; Rob Evans., Ken Owens, Tomas Francis; Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones; Josh Navidi, Justin Tipuric, Ross Moriarty.

Reps: Elliot Dee, Nicky Smith, Dillon Lewis, Jake Ball, Aaron Wainwright, Aled Davies, Dan Biggar, Owen Watkin


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