Wales team to play South Africa this weekend

Warren Gatland has named James Hook in the side to take on South Africa at the Millennium Stadium this weekend, despite the fact that Hook won’t be going on tour with them.

He needs a shoulder operation which will keep him out of the tour, but apparently he pleaded with the management team to let him play.

Here is the team in full:

WALES

15 Lee BYRNE
14 Leigh HALFPENNY
13 James HOOK
12 Jamie ROBERTS
11 Tom PRYDIE
10 Stephen JONES
9 Michael PHILLIPS

1 Paul JAMES
2 Matthew REES
3 Adam Rhys JONES
4 Bradley DAVIES
5 Deiniol JONES
6 Jonathan THOMAS
7 Sam WARBURTON
8 Ryan JONES

REPLACEMENTS

16 Huw BENNETT
17 John YAPP
18 Alun Wyn JONES
19 Andy POWELL
20 Richard REES
21 Dan BIGGAR
22 Andrew BISHOP