Lydiate to lead Welsh kingslayers

Warren Gatland has named four uncapped players for Wales' match against the Kings in Port Elizabeth.

Dan Lydiate has recovered in time from a hamstring injury and will lead a team that represents a mix of youth and experience. The latter will come in the form of British and Irish Lions winger Alex Cuthbert as well as the inconsistent James Hook. The starting debutants will come in the forms of Matthew Morgan (fullback,) Steven Shingler (inside centre) and Jordan Williams (left wing), while uncapped Gareth Davies rounds out the list of fresh faces.

Matthew Rees, Luke Charteris and George North are expected to bolster the Welsh in the second half, having been named on the bench.

Wales – 15 Matthew Morgan, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Cory Allen, 12 Steven Shingler, 11 Jordan Williams, 10 James Hook, 9 Rhodri Williams, 8 Dan Baker, 7 Josh Turnbull, 6 Dan Lydiate (c), 5 Ian Evans, 4 Jake Ball, 3 Rhodri Jones, 2 Scott Baldwin, 1 Paul James.

Subs: 16 Matthew Rees, 17 Aaron Jarvis, 18 Samson Lee, 19 Luke Charteris, 20 Aaron Shingler, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 George North, 23 Liam Williams.

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