Wing Tom Prydie has been handed a debut in Saturday’s match against Italy this weekend – he will be Wales’ youngest ever international at 18 years and 27 days old.
Warren Gatland has made five changes to his side, with Ryan Jones, Gethin Jenkins, Mike Phillips and flanker Sam Warburton all returning to the side.
Gatland said, “We need to look at our options for the future and find someone to push the incumbents for the World Cup.” How England could do with that sort of attitude.
WALES: Lee Byrne; Tom Prydie, James Hook, Jamie Roberts, Shane Williams; Stephen Jones, Mike Phillips; Gethin Jenkins, Matthew Rees, Adam Jones, Bradley Davies, Luke Charteris, Jonathan Thomas, Sam Warburton, Ryan Jones (captain)
Replacements: Huw Bennett, Paul James, Ian Gough, Gareth Delve, Dwayne Peel, Andrew Bishop, Tom Shanklin