Davies returns for Wales

Jonathan Davies will start at outside centre in the only change to the side that faced the Wallabies for the match against the All Blacks in Cardiff on Saturday.

Davies will partner Jamie Roberts in the midfield, while Wales coach Warren Gatland has also recalled scrumhalf Rhys Webb, flyhalf Dan Biggar and fullback Leigh Halfpenny, who missed the match against Fiji.

The pack features the same eight that started against the Wallabies. However, there are three changes the bench, where Nicky Smith comes in for Gethin Jenkins, James Hook replaces Rhys Priestland and Liam Williams takes over from Cory Allen.

'It's pretty much the same side that played against Australia and it's a boost to have a few players back from injury,' said Gatland. 'It's one of the most experienced teams we have put out.'

'A couple of decisions have been forced upon us. Gethin Jenkins has a hamstring strain, Bradley Davies hasn't trained for the first couple of days and Liam Williams had a bit of a ankle knock at the weekend and it was a big call on him but he will start on the bench.

'We are expecting another clinical performance from the All Blacks. We need to match their intensity and aggression.

'The players are obviously excited about the opportunity to face the number one side at a packed Millennium Stadium. We have named an experienced team and we are really looking forward to it.'

Wales – 15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 George North, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Rhys Webb, 8 Toby Faletau, 7 Sam Warburton (c), 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Alun Wyn Jones, 4 Jake Ball, 3 Samson Lee, 2 Richard Hibbard, 1 Paul James.
Subs: 16 Scott Baldwin, 17 Nicky Smith, 18 Rhodri Jones, 19 Luke Charteris, 20 Justin Tipuric, 21 Mike Phillips, 22 James Hook, 23 Liam Williams.

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