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Tyler Morgan picked by Wales at center ahead of James Hook

Wales pick Tyler Morgan at center, recall Jenkins, Lydiate for RWC quarterfinal vs Springboks

Tyler Morgan picked by Wales at center ahead of James Hook

LONDON (AP) -- Young specialist Tyler Morgan has been selected ahead of veteran utility James Hook at outside center for Wales, which also recalled British Lions Gethin Jenkins and Dan Lydiate for the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against South Africa.

Morgan was the only change in the backline announced Thursday, after the tournament-ending foot injury to Liam Williams.

George North reverted to his regular wing spot, and Morgan recalled for his third cap. He also partnered Jamie Roberts in midfield against Fiji, only to hurt his hamstring, forcing North to be switched into center against Australia last weekend.

Jenkins was at loosehead prop instead of Paul James, and Lydiate in for Justin Tipuric.

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Wales: Gareth Anscombe, Alex Cuthbert, Tyler Morgan, Jamie Roberts, George North, Dan Biggar, Gareth Davies; Taulupe Faletau, Sam Warburton (captain), Dan Lydiate, Alun Wyn Jones, Luke Charteris, Samson Lee, Scott Baldwin, Gethin Jenkins. Reserves: Ken Owens, Paul James, Tomas Francis, Bradley Davies, Justin Tipuric, Lloyd Williams, Rhys Priestland, James Hook.


Updated : 2021-09-26 06:01 GMT+08:00