Squad Unveiled: Wales hoop 13 changes for unchanged South Africa side

Wales Leigh Halfpenny has been sidelined from South Africa test with Liam Williams replacing him at Fullback. Halfpenny suffered a head injury in a challenge by Australia’s Samu Kerevi.
Gareth Anscombe at fly-half, as part of 13 Wales changes for Saturday’s match, has held off the challenge of Dan Biggar, who is named on the bench, with the Cardiff Blues man likely to take over the goal-kicking responsibilities in Halfpenny’s absence.
Making a positional change from winger, Liam Williams and second row Adam Beard are the only survivors from the starting XV that beat Tonga 74-24 last weekend.
South Africa
South Africa are unchanged to the starting side that snatched a 26-20 win against Scotland. Lock Eben Etzebeth is named on the bench after recovering from injury while Siya Kolisi will captain the team after being cleared to play despite an off-the-ball incident at Murrayfield.
South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus lit up confidence over Wales saying, “We will be desperate to win, and to end the tour on a high would be fantastic for the experience and growth of this squad.”
Wales Squad: Liam Williams; George North, Jonathan Davies, Hadleigh Parkes, Josh Adams; Gareth Anscombe, Gareth Davies; Nicky Smith, Ken Owens, Tomas Francis, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones (c), Dan Lydiate, Justin Tipuric, Ross Moriarty.
Replacements: Elliot Dee, Rob Evans, Dillon Lewis, Cory Hill, Ellis Jenkins, Tomos Williams, Dan Biggar, Owen Watkin.
South Africa Squad: Willie le Roux; Sbu Nkosi, Jesse Kriel, Damian de Allende, Aphiwe Dyantyi; Handré Pollard, Embrose Papier; Steven Kitshoff, Malcolm Marx, Frans Malherbe, RG Snyman, Franco Mostert, Siya Kolisi (captain), Pieter-Steph du Toit, Duane Vermeulen.
Replacements: Bongi Mbonambi, Thomas du Toit, Vincent Koch, Eben Etzebeth, Francois Louw, Ivan van Zyl, Elton Jantjies, Cheslin Kolbe

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