Warburton ruled out
6 Mar 2012
Wales captain Sam Warburton will miss Saturday’s Six Nations game against Italy in Cardiff.
The openside flank has a knee injury and will be replaced by Justin Tipuric. Prop Gethin Jenkins will lead the side.
Hooker Matthew Rees returns to the side in place of Ken Owens. Lock Luke Charteris is named on the bench after returning from injury.
Wales – 15 Leigh Halfpenny; 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 George North; 10 Rhys Priestland, 9 Michael Phillips; 8 Toby Falteau, 7 Justin Tipuric, 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Ian Evans, 4 Alun Wyn Jones, 3 Adam Jones, 2 Matthew Rees, 1 Gethin Jenkins (c).
Subs: 16 Ken Owens, 17 Paul James, 18 Luke Charteris, 19 Ryan Jones, 20 Lloyd Williams, 21 James Hook, 22 Scott Williams.