Wales team to face Australia on Saturday

Warren Gatland has named his team to take on the Wallabies this weekend, calling on his younger players to fill the boots of the injured senior players.

The backline has a slightly unfamiliar look to it, given that Jamie Roberts, Lee Byrne and Leigh Halfpenny are all missing: James Hook is shifted to full back as expected, with Andrew Bishop and Tom Shanklin forming the centre partnership,

Dan Lydiate, Sam Warburton and Jonathan Thomas make up the back row, and with plenty of talk about their potential, I’m looking forward to seeing how they get on.

Wales:
James Hook; Will Harries, Tom Shanklin, Andrew Bishop, Shane Williams, Stephen Jones, Mike Phillips; Gethin Jenkins, Matthew Rees (c), Adam Jones, Bradley Davies, Alun Wyn Jones, Dan Lydiate, Sam Warburton, Jonathan Thomas

Replacements:
Huw Bennett, Paul James, Deiniol Jones, Martyn Williams, Richie Rees, Dan Biggar, Chris Czekaj

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