Alex Cuthbert replaces Josh Adams on wing in only Wales change for second Test vs South Africa

Alex Cuthbert replaces Josh Adams on wing in only Wales change for second Test vs South Africa

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac makes one change to his starting XV as his side look to respond to last week’s last-gasp 32-29 defeat to South Africa; watch the second Test between Wales and Springboks live on Sky Sports Action from 3.30pm on Saturday (4.05pm kick-off)

Last Updated: 07/07/22 11:50am


Alex Cuthbert will start on the left wing in Wales’ only change from their first Test defeat to South Africa

Wales have made one change to the side to face South Africa in their second Test on Saturday, live on Sky Sports, with Alex Cuthbert coming onto the left wing.

Cuthbert starts in place of Josh Adams, who moves down to the bench as Owen Watkin drops out of the squad. Alun Wyn Jones is named on the bench again.

Also among the replacements, Saracens tighthead prop Sam Wainwright – in for injured Tomas Francis, whose tour is over due to concussion – is on bench and set to make his Test debut.

Wales: 15 Liam Williams, 14 Louis Rees-Zammit, 13 George North, 12 Nick Tompkins, 11 Alex Cuthbert, 10 Dan Biggar (c), 9 Kieran Hardy; 1 Gareth Thomas, 2 Ryan Elias, 3 Dillon Lewis, 4 Will Rowlands, 5 Adam Beard, 6 Dan Lydiate, 7 Tommy Reffell, 8 Taulupe Faletau

Replacements: 16 Dewi Lake, 17 Wyn Jones, 18 Sam Wainwright, 19 Alun Wyn Jones, 20 Josh Navidi, 21 Tomos Williams, 22 Gareth Anscombe, 23 Josh Adams

More to follow…

Highlights of the first Test as South Africa beat Wales in Pretoria with the final kick of the match

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Highlights of the first Test as South Africa beat Wales in Pretoria with the final kick of the match

Highlights of the first Test as South Africa beat Wales in Pretoria with the final kick of the match

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Bumper July of rugby on Sky Sports

As well as showing Wales in South Africa this summer, Sky Sports will show England’s three-Test tour of Australia, Ireland’s five-match tour of New Zealand, and Scotland’s three-Test tour of Argentina.

Saturday, July 9

New Zealand vs Ireland – live on Sky Sports Action from 7:30am (kick-off at 8:05am)

Australia vs England – live on Sky Sports Action from 10:15am (kick-off at 10:55am)

South Africa vs Wales – live on Sky Sports Action from 3:30pm (kick-off at 4:05pm)

Argentina vs Scotland – live on Sky Sports Action from 7:30pm (kick-off at 8:10pm)

Tuesday, July 12

Maori All Blacks vs Ireland – live on Sky Sports Action from 8am (kick off is at 8.05am)

Saturday, July 16

New Zealand vs Ireland – live on Sky Sports Action from 7:30am (kick-off at 8:05am)

Australia vs England – live on Sky Sports Action from 10:15am (kick-off at 10:55am)

South Africa vs Wales – live on Sky Sports Action from 3:30pm (kick-off at 4:05pm)

Argentina vs Scotland – live on Sky Sports Action from 7:30pm (kick-off at 8:10pm)

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