North at 13 for Wales

George North will start at outside centre in one of six changes to the Wales team to face Australia on Saturday.

It will be the third time in his Test career that North lines up in the No 13 jersey, with the regular winger taking over from Tyler Morgan in the midfield, while Liam Williams comes onto the left wing. Gareth Anscombe will make his World Cup debut at fullback.

Among the forwards, Justin Tipuric comes into the loose trio, while Luke Charteris will partner Alun Wyn Jones in the second row, with props Samson Lee and Paul James packing down with Scott Baldwin up front.

Wales – 15 Gareth Anscombe, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 George North, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Liam Williams, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Gareth Davies, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Justin Tipuric, 6 Sam Warburton (c), 5 Alun Wyn Jones, 4 Luke Charteris, 3 Samson Lee, 2 Scott Baldwin, 1 Paul James.
Subs: 16 Ken Owens, 17 Aaron Jarvis, 18 Tom Francis, 19 Jake Ball, 20 Ross Moriarty, 21 Lloyd Williams, 22 Rhys Priestland, 23 James Hook.

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