Gareth Anscombe (Pays de Galles).

Anscombe returns to Wales’ opening match against New Zealand

In the first half, Gareth Anscombe, after an absence of more than two years, will return to the 15th Welshman, who has also been denied several title holders playing in the England Championship, to face New Zealand on Saturday in Cardiff. The Auckland native has not played a test match since August 2019 and a preparatory match for the 2019 World Cup against England, during which he suffered a torn cruciate ligament.

Denied by Dan Biggar and Callum Sheedy, not being released by their clubs Northampton and Bristol, the meeting held outside the international windows set by the International Rugby Board (IRB), coach Wayne Bevak chose N.10 of the Ospreys to lead the team. Welsh game. Les clubs anglais ayant refusé de laisser à disposition leurs joueurs pour cette date, le Pays de Galles devra égallement composer sans certains de ses titulaires habituels, comme l’ailier Louis Rees-Zammit et le troisième ligne de éluept de éluept in England.

Winger George North, full-back Les Halfpenny and third-ranked Justin Tiborik and Josh Navidi will also be absent, while 15th Lake will try to win against the All Blacks for the first time since 1953.

Gaul: McNicol-Lynn, J. Davies, J. Williams, Adams-Anscombe, T. Williams-Wainwright, Basham, Moriarty-A. Jones (cover), Byrd – Francis, Elias, W Jones

Alternatives: Mahel, Carey, Lewis, Rowlands, S Davies, J Davies, Priestland, Thomas

jam: Wayne Bivac (New Zealand)

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