RugbyU: Halfpenny Back For Wales As Liam Williams Misses Out

RugbyU: Halfpenny back for Wales as Liam Williams misses out

CARDIFF, United Kingdom,, (Pakistan Point News - 03rd Nov, 2016 ) : Full-back Leigh Halfpenny will start his first international Test in 14 months when Wales target a first victory over Australia since 2008 on Saturday. The goal-kicking Toulon back, whose last game for Wales was in a World Cup warm-up in September last year, will line up at 15, Scarlets rival Liam Williams missing out on selection through injury. In the absence of captain Sam Warburton, loose-head prop Gethin Jenkins will skipper an experienced side despite Taulupe Faletau (injured) and lock Alun Wyn Jones (family bereavement) also sitting out the game at Cardiff's Principality Stadium.

It will be the seventh time that Jenkins, Wales' most capped player of all time (126), will lead his country, with Wales going on to play Japan, Argentina and South Africa in their November Test schedule. The experienced starting XV can boast 802 caps between them but there are two uncapped players named amongst the replacements in Ospreys fly-half Sam Davies and Newport Gwent Dragons lock Cory Hill. Captain Jenkins will pack down alongside Scarlets pair Ken Owens and Samson Lee in the front-row, with Bradley Davies and Luke Charteris linking up in the second row. Ross Moriarty packs down at No 8 and is joined in the back-row back Ospreys duo Dan Lydiate and Justin Tipuric.