MX23RW : Thursday, June 17 05:38:44| >> :600:825558:825558:

Team News: Sam Warburton left out for Wales

Team News: Warburton left out for Wales
© PA Photos
Sam Warburton is not selected for Wales's Autumn International with Samoa on Friday.

Former Wales skipper Sam Warburton has been left on the bench for the Autumn International clash with Samoa on Friday.

Justin Tipuric has replaced Warburton at open-side flanker, with Ryan Jones taking on the role of captain for the match at the Millennium Stadium.

Eight changes have been made from the defeat to Argentina last weekend as Dan Biggar and Mike Phillips form the half-back pairing and Ashley Beck replaces Scott Williams.

Meanwhile, Bradley Davies, Paul James and Richard Hibbard are also named in the starting side for the key encounter.

Wales in full:

Leigh Halfpenny; Alex Cuthbert, Ashley Beck, Jamie Roberts, George North; Dan Biggar, Mike Phillips; Paul James, Richard Hibbard, Aaron Jarvis, Bradley Davies, Ian Evans, Ryan Jones, Justin Tipuric, Toby Faletau

ID:54611: cacheID:54611:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2613:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Mike Phillips
Read Next:
Injuries force changes for Wales

rhs 2.0
Euro 2020 fixtures
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Friday, June 18, 2021
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Todays Game Header Right

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!