Wales vs Georgia: Josh Macleod debuts; Josh Adams, Owen Watkin, Rhys Priestland, Ben Carter, Jac Morgan begin | Rugby League News

Josh Macleod (8), Josh Adams (wing), Owen Watkin (centre), Rhys Priestland (far), Ben Carter (second row), Jac Morgan (wing) all came on for the game against Georgia as Georgia. how Wales head coach Wayne Pivac made six changes; Leigh Halfpenny returns from injury to start among substitutes

Last Updated: 11/15/22 11:20 am

Scarlet back-row Josh Macleod has been named to start vs Georgia for his Wales Test debut

Scarlet back-row Josh Macleod has been named to start vs Georgia for his Wales Test debut

The back row of Uncapped Scarlets Josh Macleod has been named to start as one of six Wales shifts to face Georgia on Saturday.

Head coach Wayne Pivac was due to announce his squad on Thursday, but opted to confirm the team two days early as Wales look to follow a close win over Argentina on Saturday with a win over The Lelos in Cardiff .

As well as Macleod starting in 8th place, there are comebacks at the back for Josh Adams wing, center Owen Watkin and outer half Rhys Priestland.

Up front, Ben Carter in the second row and Jac Morgan in the back were also brought in, after it was confirmed on Monday Wales will be without winger Dan Lydiate (arm) and lock Will Rowlands (shoulder) due to injury.

Wales have won just three Test matches out of 10 played in calendar year 2022 so far.

Wales Autumn International

Saturday, November 5 Wales 23-55 New Zealand
Saturday, November 12 Wales 20-13 Argentina
Saturday, November 19 Wales vs Georgia 1 pm
Saturday, November 26 Wales vs Australia 3:15 pm

Wales: 15 Louis Rees-Zammit, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 George North, 12 Owen Watkin, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Rhys Priestland, 9 Tomos Williams, 1 Gareth Thomas, 2 Ken Owens, 3 Dillon Lewis, 4 Ben Carter, 5 Adam Beard, 6 Jac Morgan, 7 Justin Tipuric (c), 8 Josh Macleod

Replace: 16 Bradley Roberts, 17 Rhodri Jones, 18 Sam Wainwright, 19 Dafydd Jenkins, 20 Taulupe Faletau, 21 Dane Blacker, 22 Sam Costelow, 23 Leigh Halfpenny.

More to follow…


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