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James Hook to start at fullback for Wales

James Hook to start at fullback for Wales

James Hook will start at fullback for Wales in Saturday's international against Australia at the Millennium Stadium.
Hook, who usually plays in the center or at flyhalf, was named at No. 15 in place of Lee Byrne, one of a number of key players to miss out through injury.
Sam Warburton has been preferred at flanker to Cardiff teammate Martyn Williams, Wales' most-capped forward, and will join Dan Lydiate and Jonathan Thomas in the back row.
Winger Will Harries comes in for Leigh Halfpenny (ankle) and with No. 8 Ryan Jones out with a calf injury, hooker Matthew Rees will captain Wales for the first time.
Wales has only beaten southern hemisphere opposition three times in the professional era.


Updated : 2020-12-01 02:27 GMT+08:00