Dan Biggar and Liam Williams have to settle for a place on the bench as Warren Gatland makes three changes to the Wales side to face Australia on Saturday.
Tomas Francis, Adam Beard and Josh Adams come into the team for the clash in Cardiff at the expense of Luke Morgan, Cory Hill and Dillon Lewis.
Hill and Lewis have been named among the replacements, but there is no place in the squad for Morgan.
Prop Francis, lock Beard and wing Adams have been rewarded for impressive performances on the tour of Argentina.
British and Irish Lions duo Biggar and Williams return to the squad after they were unavailable for last weekend’s win over Scotland as the match was staged outside of World Rugby’s international window.
Gareth Anscombe retains his starting berth at fly-half at the expense of Biggar and Adams get the nod over Williams.
“We’re mindful that a lot of players did really well in the summer,” Warren Gatland tells WRU TV as he explains his side for #WALvAUS this Saturday.
Clywch o’r dyn ei hun am y tîm a ddewiswyd ar gyfer dydd Sadwrn. pic.twitter.com/BvRSuQUQSw
— Welsh Rugby Union (@WelshRugbyUnion) November 8, 2018
Wales: Leigh Halfpenny, George North, Jonathan Davies, Hadleigh Parkes, Josh Adams, Gareth Anscombe, Gareth Davies; Nicky Smith, Ken Owens, Tomas Francis, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones (captain), Dan Lydiate, Justin Tipuric, Ross Moriarty.
Replacements: Elliot Dee, Rob Evans, Dillon Lewis, Cory Hill, Ellis Jenkins, Tomos Williams, Dan Biggar, Liam Williams.
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