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Tuesday 10th June 17:00 GMT

 

Wales Tour prepare for their two match Test series against the Springboks with a warm up match in Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Port Elizabeth against Eastern Province Kings on Tuesday.

Coach Warren Gatland is keen to use this match as part of the preparation towards next year's World Cup in England, with the short turn round time, before the first Test against the Springboks on Saturday. Although the Currie Cup side, are hardly likely to present the sternest of opposition.

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The Bristol bound Osprey, Matthew Morgan who came on as a replacement in the recent trial in Swansea, will play at fullback, with James Hook who will play for Gloucester next season filling the No.10 shirt.

Two uncapped Scarlets will make their senior debuts. Steven Shingler and Jordan Williams will start at centre and wing respectively in a team that is skippered by Dan Lydiate from the flank, having recovered from a hamstring injury.

With both regular skipper Sam Warburton and his back row Justin Tipuric out with shoulder injuries, Scarlets back row Josh Turnbull wins selection for Tuesday.

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Although a number of leading players are rested, Northampton wing George North and Perpignan lock Luke Charteris both find themselves named on the replacements bench, where they join the former national captain Matthew Rees. The Blues hooker underwent successful treatment during the season for testicular cancer.


Tags: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Eastern Province Kings, Warren Gatland, Matthew Morgan, Jordan Williams, Luke Charteris
Posted: 10th June 2014


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