Adams named on wing for Wales

Josh Adams has been named on the wing for Wales’ clash with Australia for their Under Armour Series clash in Cardiff on Saturday (kick-off 5.20pm).

Adams is one of three changes to Wales’ starting line-up which defeated Scotland last weekend.

Warren Gatland has rewarded players for their summer tour performances in his selection with Adams the only change in the backline.

Wales extended their unbeaten run to six matches with victory over Scotland and Gatland is challenging his players to make it seven on Saturday.

He said: “We were pleased to get a good opening win under our belts last weekend and this Saturday is all about building on that.

“With selection we wanted some continuity and to be consistent but also mindful there are a number of players who did really well for us in the summer and they need to be rewarded and have their opportunity.

“Adam (Beard) impressed in the summer as did Josh (Adams) and they deserve the chance to start.

“There is a really good balance to the team, a lot of competition which is exactly what we wanted.

“The bench is packed with quality and experience and it will be great to see them have an impact on Saturday.”

Wales
15 Leigh Halfpenny
14 George North
13 Jonathan Davies
12 Hadleigh Parkes
11 Josh Adams
10 Gareth Anscombe
9 Gareth Davies
1 Nicky Smith
2 Ken Owens
3 Tomas Francis
4 Adam Beard
5 Alun Wyn Jones (C)
6 Dan Lydiate
7 Justin Tipuric
8 Ross Moriarty

Replacements
16 Elliot Dee
17 Rob Evans
18 Dillon Lewis
19 Cory Hill
20 Ellis Jekins
21 Tomos Williams
22 Dan Biggar
23 Liam Williams