Wales name strong XV to take on Fiji

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Wales have made three enforced changes to the side that stunned England at the weekend ahead of their Rugby World Cup Pool A clash with Fiji on Thursday.

With Scott Williams (knee), Hallam Amos (shoulder) and Liam Williams (concussion) all picking up injuries in the 28-25 win at Twickenham on Saturday, Tyler Morgan, Alex Cuthbert and Matthew Morgan are brought into the fold.

Scott Williams and Amos withdrew from the squad on Monday, replaced in the 31-man party by James Hook and Gareth Anscombe - the former taking his place on the bench for the Fiji clash in Cardiff.

Warren Gatland's starting XV remains otherwise unchanged, meaning Dan Lydiate and Taulupe Faletau will collect their 50th caps.

"It is important we build on the success and momentum from last weekend and take that into Thursday," said Gatland.

"Fiji have performed very well in their opening two games and they will be coming to Cardiff looking to build on that themselves.

"We have made three changes through injury but go into this game with a strong side. We are looking forward to being back at the Millennium Stadium on Thursday and having the crowd right behind us in an important World Cup fixture."

 

Wales: Matthew Morgan, Alex Cuthbert, Tyler Morgan, Jamie Roberts, George North, Dan Biggar, Gareth Davies; Gethin Jenkins, Scott Baldwin, Tomas Francis, Bradley Davies, Alun Wyn Jones, Dan Lydiate, Sam Warburton, Taulupe Faletau.

Replacements: Ken Owens, Aaron Jarvis, Samson Lee, Luke Charteris, Justin Tipuric, Lloyd Williams, Rhys Priestland, James Hook.