There were a few shock omissions from Warren Gatland’s reported list of players who have been put on standby for the British & Irish Lions.
Defending Six Nations champions Wales received an early blow as Scarlets duo Jonathan Davies and Rhys Patchell will both be out with long-term injuries.
Wales coach Warren Gatland has made three changes to the starting lineup that will face the Boks in Sunday’s semi-final in Yokohama.
Wales are confident centre Jonathan Davies will be fit for the World Cup semi-final against the Springboks after he suffered a knee injury.
Wing Owen Lane has replaced his Cardiff Blues teammate Josh Navidi in Wales’ World Cup squad.
Jonathan Davies will captain a much-changed Wales outfit for the first time in their Six Nations match against Italy in Rome on Saturday.
Scarlets captain Jonathan Davies scored twice in his side’s 54-14 hammering of the Kings in Llanelli on Saturday. DYLAN JACK reports.