Wales coach Warren Gatland has made three changes to the starting lineup that will face the Boks in Sunday’s semi-final in Yokohama.
Ross Moriarty replaces the injured Josh Navidi at eighthman, while centre Jonathan Davies returns from injury, after missing the quarter-final win over France. Davies replaces Owen Watkin who drops to the bench.
Leigh Halfpenny, who alongside captain Alun Wyn Jones, Davies and wing George North, will start a second World Cup semi-final after featuring against Les Bleus 8 years ago. Halfpenny comes in at fullback for the injured Liam Williams, who sustained an ankle during injury, and has subsequently been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup.
Wales – 15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 George North, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Gareth Davies, 8 Ross Moriarty, 7 Justin Tipuric, 6 Aaron Wainwright, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c), 4 Jake Ball, 3 Tom Francis, 2 Ken Owens, 1 Wyn Jones.
Subs: 16 Elliot Dee, 17 Rhys Carre, 18 Dillon Lewis, 19 Adam Beard, 20 Aaron Shingler, 21 Tomos Williams, 22 Rhys Patchell, 23 Owen Watkin.
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