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Day to start against Italy

3 September 2015

Bath Rugby second row Dominic Day will start for Wales on Saturday in their final warm-up Dove Men Test against Italy, kick-off 17.00.

Day, one of 12 players from the Club to be selected by his country for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, is joined in the matchday squad by future Bath fly-half Rhys Priestland.

"With our opening Rugby World Cup fixture just two weeks away, this weekend is important run-out and opportunity for fine tuning," said Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland.

"We were happy with the performance away from home in Ireland last weekend, but there are plenty of things we need to work on from that victory so we will be looking to put those in place on Saturday.

"We've made a couple of changes to try a few new combinations and ensure players get some more game time under their belts."

Wales team to play Italy: 

Leigh Halfpenny (Toulon), Alex Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues), Cory Allen (Cardiff Blues), Scott Williams (Scarlets), George North (Northampton), Dan Biggar (Ospreys), Rhys Webb (Ospreys), Gethin Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs), Jake Ball (Scarlets), Dominic Day (Bath), James King (Ospreys), Sam Warburton (Cardiff Blues) (Capt), Taulupe Faletau (Newport Gwent Dragons).

Replacements: Kristian Dacey (Cardiff Blues), Paul James (Ospreys), Aaron Jarvis (Ospreys), Luke Charteris (Racing Metro), Ross Moriarty (Gloucester), Gareth Davies (Scarlets), Rhys Priestland (Bath), Matthew Morgan (Bristol).

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