Jones and Shingler dropped for second Test
June 19, 2014
Adam Jones will not add to his 95 Wales caps this weekend © Getty Images
Wales have made two changes to their starting XV to face South Africa in the 2nd Test on Saturday, with prop Adam Jones the notable casualty.
Scarlets prop Samson Lee replaces Jones, who has 95 caps for Wales, to join Gethin Jenkins and Ken Owens in a new-look front-row.
Warren Gatland's other swap from the XV who faced the Springboks in last Saturday's first Test defeat also comes in the pack, with Josh Turnbull lining up in the back-row in place of Aaron Shingler.
There are three changes among the replacements, with Aaron Jarvis, Jake Ball and Dan Baker all coming into the match-day squad. Gareth Davies and Matthew Morgan, who both made their international debuts in Durban last weekend, are also named on the bench.
Alun Wyn Jones will captain the side in his 80th Wales appearance and will be joined in the second-row by regular partner Luke Charteris. The backs remain unchanged from the first Test, with Mike Phillips and Dan Biggar keeping their spots in the half-backs.
Gatland will be looking for a much-improved performance against the Springboks after Wales' 38-16 defeat in Durban last Saturday and he has praised the attitude of his players in training.
"We have been really happy with the response from the players during training this week, we have had a good week and we see Saturday as an opportunity to right the wrongs of last weekend," Gatland said.
"We were disappointed with last week's display but we want to finish the season with a big performance and show what we know we are capable of. It's a great opportunity for Samson and Josh and they deserve the chance after impressing from the bench last weekend.
Wales: Liam Williams, Alex Cuthbert, Jonathan Davies, Jamie Roberts, George North, Dan Biggar, Mike Phillips, Taulupe Faletau, Josh Turnbull, Dan Lydiate, Alun Wyn Jones (c), Luke Charteris, Samson Lee, Ken Owens, Gethin Jenkins
Replacements: Matthew Rees, Paul James, Aaron Jarvis, Jake Ball, Dan Baker, Gareth Davies, James Hook, Matthew Morgan
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