Warren Gatland sounds Six Nations changes again from Wales for Italy;  Alun Wyn Jones, Leigh Halfpenny, Louis Rees-Zammit fell |  Rugby Union News

Wales’ Warren Gatland makes six squad modifications for Saturday’s Six Nations Check in opposition to Italy (2.15pm); Liam Williams, Rio Dyer, Rhys Webb, Wyn Jones, Dafydd Jenkins, Jac Morgan exchange Leigh Halfpenny, Louis Rees-Zammit, Tomos Williams, Gareth Thomas, Alun Wyn Jones, Christ Tshiunza

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Liam Williams was recalled to begin for Wales in opposition to Italy in Rome as one in every of six modifications

Warren Gatland has as soon as once more sounded the modifications for Wales within the Six Nations, making six modifications to the squad in opposition to Italy as Alun Wyn Jones, Leigh Halfpenny and Louis Rees-Zammit are amongst these dropped.

The opposite modifications see scrum-half Rhys Webb get the higher of Tomos Williams – his first Check begin in three years and his first Six Nations begin in six years – with unfastened header Wyn Jones and flanker Jac Morgan additionally recalled.

Owen Williams returns as fly-half above Dan Biggar – the latter absent from the squad having misplaced his place within the beginning squad for the 20-10 loss to England in Cardiff – whereas Liam Williams and Rio Dyer are restored to full-back and left wing respectively on Halfpenny and Rees-Zammit.

20-year-old Exeter lock Dafydd Jenkins begins instead of 37-year-old Jones, whereas again line Christ Tshiunza and prop Gareth Thomas make means for prop Jones and Morgan.

With each side nonetheless looking for their first league victory, Saturday’s conflict in Rome is certainly a decisive one for Wood Spoon, and comes a yr after Italy claimed victory over Wales in Cardiff.

Wales: 15 Liam Williams, 14 Josh Adams, 13 Mason Grady, 12 Joe Hawkins, 11 Rio Dyer, 10 Owen Williams, 9 Rhys Webb; 1 Wyn Jones, 2 Ken Owens (c), 3 Tomas Francis, 4 Dafydd Jenkins, 5 Adam Beard, 6 Jac Morgan, 7 Justin Tipuric, 8 Taulupe Faletau.

Replacements: 16 Scott Baldwin, 17 Gareth Thomas, 18 Dillon Lewis, 19 Rhys Davies, 20 Tommy Reffel, 21 Tomos Williams, 22 George North, 23 Louis Rees-Zammit.

Allan begins on the again for Italy in Capuozzo’s absence

Harlequins fly-half Tommy Allan will begin at full-back for Italy within the Six Nations conflict in opposition to Wales on Saturday.

Allan, who occupied the submit of opener in opposition to France and England, replaces Ange Capuozzo.

Capuozzo memorably created Italy’s profitable attempt at Cardiff final season however was sidelined by a shoulder harm which compelled Azzurri head coach Kieran Crowley to make a compelled change .

It is also the identical aspect that pushed Six Nations leaders and title favorites Eire final outing.

Italy are chasing a primary Six Nations victory in Rome since 2013 however will relish their possibilities in opposition to a Wales aspect reeling from back-to-back defeats to Eire, Scotland and England .

Italy: 15 Tommaso Allan, 14 Edoardo Padovani, 13 Juan Ignacio Brex, 12 Tommaso Menoncello, 11 Pierre Bruno, 10 Paolo Garbisi, 9 Stephen Varney; 1 Danilo Fischetti, 2 Giacomo Nicotera, 3 Simone Ferrari, 4 Niccolo Cannone, 5 Federico Ruzza, 6 Sebastian Negri, 7 Michele Lamaro, 8 Lorenzo Cannone.

Replacements: 16 Luca Bigi, 17 Federico Zani, 18 Marco Riccioni, 19 Edoardo Iachizzi, 20 Giovanni Pettinelli, 21 Manuel Zuliani, 22 Alessandro Fusco, 23 Luca Morisi.

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