Wales Make Seven Changes
19th February 2007 By Munster Rugby
Welsh coach Gareth Jenkins has made seven changes, from the side thumped by Scotland, for Saturday’s RBS Six Nations clash with France at Stade de France.
Four of those changes come in the pack where he inroduces a new hooker in the shape of Scarlets’ Matthew Rees who will have Chris Horsman and Gethin Jenkins back in the starting line-up to prop up his Six Nations debut while Ian Gough replaces Robert Sidoli in the second-row.
In the backs, Lee Byrne replaces the injured Kevin Morgan (broken jaw) at full-back, Tom Shanklin retains his place in the centre and Shane Williams returns from injury to the starting XV after a lively outing against Connacht on Saturday.
Wales: L Byrne (Ospreys); S Williams (Ospreys), T Shanklin (Cardiff Blues), J Hook (Ospreys), M Jones (Llanelli Scarlets); S Jones (Llanelli Scarlets), D Peel (Llanelli Scarlets); G Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), M Rees (Llanelli Scarlets), C Horsman (Worcester), I Gough (Newport Gwent Dragons), AW Jones (Ospreys), A Popham (Llanelli Scarlets), M Williams (Cardiff Blues), R Jones (Ospreys).
Replacements: R Thomas (Cardiff Blues), D Jones (Ospreys), B Cockbain (Ospreys), J Thomas (Ospreys), M Phillips (Cardiff Blues), C Sweeney (Newport Gwent Dragons), J Robinson (Cardiff Blues).