Wales make three changes for first Test against Argentina

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac
Wales head coach Wayne Pivac

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has made three changes to the starting line up for the first Test against Argentina to be played at Principality Stadium on Saturday.

With Leigh Halfpenny injured, Hallam Amos is slotted at fullback while Owen Lane replaces Tom Rogers at left wing. The final change in the starting XV sees Kieran Hardy starts at scrum-half in the place of Tomos Williams forming halfback partnership with Callum Sheedy.

There is also an additional change in the reserves with Jarrod Evans overcoming from an ankle injury.

“Argentina provide the perfect opponents for us this weekend and are the exact test we want for this group of players,” said Pivac.

“We will be tested up front and the physicality will be at a level that some of these players have not experienced before but that will answer a lot of questions for us as we build towards Rugby World Cup 2023.

“It’s great to play in Cardiff once again and we want to play an exciting brand of rugby, which will have supporters up off their feet. It promises to be a great occasion.”

The second Test will be played on 17th July at Principality Stadium.

Wales starting XV: 15 Hallam Amos, 14 Jonah Holmes, 13 Uilisi Halaholo, 12 Jonathan Davies (c), 11 Owen Lane, 10 Callum Sheedy, 9 Kieran Hardy, 8 Aaron Wainwright, 7 James Botham, 6 Ross Moriarty, 5 Will Rowlands, 4 Ben Carter, 3 Dillon Lewis, 2 Elliot Dee, 1 Nicky Smith

Reserves: 16 Ryan Elias, 17 Gareth Thomas, 18 Leon Brown, 19 Josh Turnbull, 20 Taine Basham, 21 Tomos Williams, 22 Jarrod Evans, 23 Nick Tompkins

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