Teams Wales V South Africa

Wales play South Africa at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday, 13 November with Kick-off: 1430 GMT and live coverage on BBC One.

For Wales Warren Gatland has made three changes from last weeks team with the biggest one being the inclusion of Scarlets teenage wing George North. Fit-again Lee Byrne plays at full-back, James Hook moved to centre and Martyn Williams returns at flanker.

George North

Gatland said: (quote) We know this is a bold selection, but we have always tried to look at the bigger picture and George, today, is the bigger picture and at 6ft 4ins and 16st 7lbs he gives us quite a canvass to work with. There is no pressure on him, he just needs to go out and enjoy the experience of winning his first cap. (end quote)


Wales: Lee Byrne (Ospreys); George North (Scarlets), Tom Shanklin (Blues), James Hook (Ospreys), Shane Williams (Ospreys); Stephen Jones (Scarlets), Mike Phillips (Ospreys); Gethin Jenkins (Blues), Matthew Rees (Scarlets, capt), Adam Jones (Ospreys), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Bradley Davies (Blues), Dan Lydiate (Dragons), Martyn Williams (Blues), Jonathan Thomas (Ospreys).
Replacements: Huw Bennett (Ospreys), Paul James (Ospreys), Ryan Jones (Ospreys), Andy Powell (London Wasps), Richie Rees (Blues), Andrew Bishop (Ospreys), Chris Czekaj (Blues).

South Africa: Gio Aplon; Bjorn Basson, Frans Steyn, Jean de Villiers, Bryan Habana; Morne Steyn, Ruan Pienaar; Pierre Spies, Juan Smith, Deon Stegmann; Victor Matfield (capt), Bakkies Botha; Jannie du Plessis, Bismarck du Plessis, Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: Chiliboy Ralepelle, CJ van der Linde, Flip van der Merwe, A N Other, Francois Hougaard, Zane Kirchner, Patrick Lambie.

Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)