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Team News: Wales rest Shane Williams for Fiji clash

Team News: Wales rest Williams for Fiji clash
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Shane Williams is rested for Wales's final Pool D game against Samoa.

Wales have rested Shane Williams for their final Pool D match against Fiji so that he can recover from injury.

The winger is currently suffering from a thigh problem that sidelined him for his side's win over Namibia on Monday.

Meanwhile, Mike Phillips is joined by Rhys Priestland in the half-back pairing, as Stephen Jones drops to the bench.

Hooker Huw Bennett returns to the front row, while Luke Charteris takes over from Alun Wyn in the second row.

Wales: Lee Byrne; George North; Scott Williams, Jamie Roberts; Leigh Halfpenny; Rhys Priestland, Mike Phillips; Gethin Jenkins, Huw Bennett, Adam Jones, Bradley Davies, Luke Charteris, Ryan Jones, Sam Warburton (c), Toby Faletau
Replacements: Lloyd Burns, Paul James, Alun Wyn Jones, Andy Powell, Lloyd Williams, Stephen Jones, Jonathan Davies

Fiji: Iliesa Keresoni, Albert Vulivuli, Ravai Fatiaki, Gaby Lovobalavu, Michael Tagicakibau, Nicky Little, Vitori Buatava; Netani Talei (c), Sakiusa Matadigo, Rupeni Nasiga, Wame Lewaravu, Leone Nakarawa, Setefano Somoca, Sunia Koto, Waisea Nailago
Replacements: Viliame Veikoso, Campese Ma'afu, Mala Ravulo, Akapusi Qera, Nemia Kenatale, Seremaia Bai, Vereniki Goneva.

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