Wales v Tonga



  • Wales

    15 Jonah Holmes (*Uncapped)
    14 Liam Williams (49 Caps)
    13 Tyler Morgan (4 Caps)
    12 Owen Watkin (6 Caps)
    11 Steff Evans (11 Caps)
    10 Dan Biggar (63 Caps)
    9 Tomos Williams (4 Caps)
    1 Wyn Jones (9 Caps)
    2 Elliot Dee (11 Caps)
    3 Leon Brown (4 Caps)
    4 Jake Ball (28 Caps)
    5 Adam Beard (6 Caps)
    6 Aaron Wainwright (1 Cap)
    7 Ellis Jenkins (9 Caps) (Capt)
    8 Seb Davies (6 Caps)

    Replacements:
    16 Ryan Elias (5 Caps)
    17 Rob Evans (29 Caps)
    18 Tomas Francis (34 Caps)
    19 Cory Hill (20 Caps)
    20 Ross Moriarty (25 Caps)
    21 Aled Davies (11 Caps)
    22 Rhys Patchell (10 Caps)
    23 Josh Adams (5 Caps)

    Ellis Jenkins will captain Wales for the second time as he leads his country against Tonga at Principality Stadium this Saturday (KO 14:30).
    
    Jenkins will lead a side that includes uncapped full-back Jonah Holmes as well as British & Irish Lion Liam Williams who will win his 50th Wales cap.
    
    In the back-row captain Jenkins is named alongside Aaron Wainwright who makes his first start for his country and Cardiff Blues' Seb Davies who packs down at No. 8.
    
    Davies, who has been training with the squad during spells this autumn, is officially called into the squad and will make his seventh appearance for Wales.
    

    http://www.wru.co.uk/eng/news/41649.php



  • Happy with giving as many players as possible a chance prior to the 6N and WC.

    Building some great strength in depth.

    Disappointed that both Biggar and Patchell have been selected.

    Understand that Patchell needs game time to see if he's over the HI but this would have been the ideal opportunity to start Jarrod Evans with either Biggar or Patchell on the bench to see us home if he doesn't go well.

    Or Patchell to start and Evans to get a half.

    It will be tough for 50-60 minutes but our bench will see us coast home.

    Wales by 14-19



  • Tonga:

    1 Siegfried Fisi'ihoi, 2. Paula Ngauamo, 3. Ma'afu Fia*, 4. Leva Fifita, 5. Sitiveni Mafi, 6. Dan Faleafa, 7. Fotu Lokotui, 8. Sione Vailanu, 9. Sonatane Takulua, 10. Kurt Morath, 11. Daniel Kilioni, 12. Siale Piutau (c), 13. Alaska Taufa, 14. Viliami Lolohea, 15. Vunga Lilo.

    Reserves:
    16 Sefo Sakalia, 17. Latu Talakai, 18. Paea Fa'anunu, 19. Onehunga Havili , 20. Mike Faleafa, 21. Leon Fukofuka, 22. Kali Hala, 23.'Atieli Pakalani

    There is one change from last week's starting XV, as Sam Ulufonua makes way for senior Ikale Tahi lock Sitiveni Mafi.
    
    There have been a host of changes on the bench with only Sefo Sakalia and Leon Fukofuka remaining from the previous week.
    
    Latu Talakai, Paea Fa'anunu, Onehunga Havili, Michael Faleafa, Kali Hala and Atieli Pakalani all receive their first call up to duty for this tour for this massive clash against Wales.
    


  • Big Ben bigger than ever.



  • Jesus, I can be categorised as less than half a Tameifuna



  • And probably still more mobile than Franks.



  • Still less than Big Bill Cavubati at his peak



  • Wales off to a flyer

    3 tries in 11 mins

    Wales 21 - 3 Tonga



  • Wainwright having a blinder



  • And that is why Biggar can fuck off.

    Tonga down to 14 and Biggar cross kicks badly straight out.

    Run them off their feet



  • Biggar should be in the bin
    Then subbed



  • Christ this is a joke.

    Should have been a yellow minimum



  • Wales making stupid mistakes and decisions keeping Tonga in this



  • Try Tonga



  • Biggar lucky not to get a yellow



  • Wales 24 - 10 Tonga
    32 mins gone



  • Great composure and patience from Tonga.

    Dominating the physical battle.

    Great comback.

    Wales 24 - 17 Tonga
    Half time



  • WTF Wales

    Tongan 8 goes in untouched from an intercept at the lineout

    He must be first to the buffet

    Wales 24 - 24 Tonga



  • Great run from Ball and smart decision from Biggar sees Steff Evans go over

    Wales 31 - 24 Tonga
    46 mins gone



  • Stupid mistakes again from Wales


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