Wales' Jarvis handed debut against Australia

MARK MEADOWS
Last updated 10:47 07/11/2012

Relevant offers

International

Laurie Mains predicts quota system to end South Africa's time as rugby super power Wallabies battling to free Mat Giteau from French club Toulon for Bledisloe Cup test with All Blacks Jarryd Hayne still keen to play rugby union Roaring Lions tipped to dominate Springboks squad for Rugby Championship Global rugby season hits stumbling block, as English union chief backs status quo World Rugby sevens referees manager Paddy O'Brien braces for busy Olympic Games Schalk Burger opts out of Springboks to focus on English club Saracens Michael Cheika says Australian rugby players need to be more mentally resilient Former All Blacks skills coach Mick Byrne joins Wallabies Jarryd Hayne meets ARU to consider full-time switch to rugby

Ospreys prop Aaron Jarvis will win his first Wales cap in their opening November international against Argentina and scrumhalf Mike Phillips has been dropped to the bench.

Tavis Knoyle comes in for Phillips, who was suspended by his club Bayonne for off-pitch misdemeanours, and Jarvis will replace the injured Adam Jones in Cardiff.

Flanker Josh Turnbull makes his second start in place of the stricken Dan Lydiate and in the fourth and final change from the Grand Slam-winning side in March, Scott Williams takes the place of Jonathan Davies at centre.

Fellow centre Jamie Roberts missed June's tour of Australia after knee surgery but returns as one of seven changes from the last test defeat in Sydney.

Wales, led by interim coach Rob Howley as Warren Gatland concentrates on his duties as British and Ireland Lions coach, also host Samoa on Nov. 16, New Zealand on Nov. 24 and Australia on Dec. 1.

WALES: Leigh Halfpenny, Alex Cuthbert, Scott Williams, Jamie Roberts, George North, Rhys Priestland, Tavis Knoyle, Toby Faletau, Sam Warburton (captain), Josh Turnbull, Ian Evans, Alun Wyn Jones, Aaron Jarvis, Matthew Rees, Gethin Jenkins. Reserves: Richard Hibbard, Ryan Bevington, Paul James, Rob McCusker, Justin Tipuric, Mike Phillips, James Hook, Liam Williams.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who was the better Springboks lock?

Bakkies Botha

Victor Matfield

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content