Wales select 18-year-old

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Wales select 18-year-old

Warren Gatland has selected 18-year-old winger Tom Prydie to play Italy in Cardiff on Saturday.

The Ospreys winger will become the youngest ever Welsh international at 18 years and 27 days old, and is one of five changes to the side.

Ryan Jones is re-instated as captain, while Gethin Jenkins, Mike Phillips, and Cardiff Blues loose forward Sam Warburton all win call-ups.

Wales – Lee Byrne; Tom Prydie, James Hook, Jamie Roberts, Shane Williams; Stephen Jones, Mike Phillips; Ryan Jones (c), Sam Warburton, Jonathan Thomas; Luke Charteris, Bradley Davies; Adam Jones, Matthew Rees, Gethin Jenkins.
Subs: Huw Bennett, Paul James, Ian Gough, Gareth Delve, Dwayne Peel, Andrew Bishop, Tom Shanklin

Ireland stay steady

Declan Kidney has named an unchanged Ireland side for their match with Scotland on Saturday.

Gordon D’Arcy been named at inside centre but has a heavily bruised knee and if he fails to recover in time, Paddy Wallace will be promoted from outside the squad to the No 12 jersey.

Ireland - Geordan Murphy, Tommy Bowe, Brian O’Driscoll (c), Gordon D’Arcy, Keith Earls, Jonathan Sexton, Tomas O’Leary; Cian Healy, Rory Best, John Hayes, Donncha O’Callaghan, Paul O’Connell, Stephen Ferris, David Wallace, Jamie Heaslip.
Subs: Sean Cronin, Tony Buckley, Leo Cullen, Shane Jennings, Eoin Reddan, Ronan O’Gara, Robert Kearney.