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Wales make six changes for Argentina

18/11/2009 08:33:23 AM Comments (0)

Wales coach Warren Gatland has made six changes to the side that narrowly defeated Samoa for this weekend's international against Argentina at the Millennium Stadium.

Jonathan Davies starts in midfield after centre Tom Shanklin was ruled out with a broken nose.

Jamie Roberts moves across to outside centre while Gatland has recalled four British and Irish Lions in wing Shane Williams, fly-half Stephen Jones, flanker Martyn Williams and hooker Matthew Rees after the quartet were rested from the side that edged past Samoa 17-13.

In a somewhat surprise move New Zealander boss Gatland has opted to start with Gareth Cooper at scrum-half in place of Dwayne Peel,

Cooper started against New Zealand earlier this month, but Peel was among Wales' best players against Samoa.

Davies for Shanklin is the only change from the Wales side beaten 19-12 by the All Blacks on November 7.

Argentina arrive in Wales fresh from giving England a scare before losing 16-9 at Twickenham last weekend.

Wales team to play Argentina in a one-off international at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday:

James Hook; Leigh Halfpenny, Jamie Roberts, Jonathan Davies, Shane Williams; Stephen Jones, Gareth Cooper; Ryan Jones (capt), Martyn Williams, Andy Powell; Luke Charteris, Alun-Wyn Jones; Paul James, Matthew Rees, Gethin Jenkins. Res: Huw Bennett, Duncan Jones, Bradley Davies, Dan Lydiate, Dwayne Peel, Andrew Bishop, Tom James

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