Wales ring changes for Fiji

Wales have made eight changes to their side to face Fiji at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday, with Gethin Jenkins returning to the starting XV to captain the side.

Jenkins will lead Wales for a fourth time and is included in a new-look front row. Ospreys hooker Scott Baldwin makes his first start and they will pack down alongside Samson Lee, who started the match against the Wallabies.

Experienced pair of Bradley Davies and Luke Charteris come into the second row, while Justin Tipuric gets a start at openside flank alongside Dan Lydiate and Toby Faletau.

Mike Phillips and Rhys Priestland form the halfback partnership, while Scott Williams makes a return from injury in the midfield. His return has seen George North shift back to the wing, while Liam Williams replaces Leigh Halfpenny at fullback.

'We have made a number of changes, but we are going out there with what we think is a strong side to take on Fiji,' said coach Warren Gatland.

'The whole squad has been working very hard and were pushing for selection last week so it’s an opportunity for them to start.

'We were pleased with the performance last week and we will be looking to build on that and get the result we want this weekend.'

Wales – 15 Liam Williams, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Scott Williams, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 George North, 10 Rhys Priestland, 9 Mike Phillips, 8 Toby Faletau, 7 Justin Tipuric, 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Luke Charteris, 4 Bradley Davies, 3 Samson Lee, 2 Scott Baldwin, 1 Gethin Jenkins (c).
Subs: 16 Emyr Phillips, 17 Nicky Smith, 18 Rhodri Jones, 19 Alun Wyn Jones, 20 James King, 21 Rhodri Williams, 22 James Hook, 23 Cory Allen.

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