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Gatland set for surprise selection at fullback

Gatland to spring a surprise at full-back

According to WalesOnline, Warren Gatland looks set to hand the full-back jersey on Saturday to Leigh Halfpenny.


This would mean Liam Williams moving to the right wing for the clash with the Wallabies, instead of playing at fifteen, his preferred position.

The move would come as somewhat of a surprise, with Gatland having given Williams the full-back jersey over Halfpenny on the Lions tour of New Zealand this summer.

Wales obviously don’t possess the same abundance of options as Lions tour and looks to be simply a case of trying to fit two quality players into one team.

The dependability of Halfpenny at full-back mixed with the attacking presence of Williams possibly proving to be the deciding factor.

Elsewhere in the backline, at first-centre, Owen Williams looks to have both hands on the much talked about 12 jersey, playing inside Lions man of the series Jonathan Davies.

In the half-backs, Rhys Webb appears to have lost his battle with a knee injury, meaning Gareth Davies will partner Dan Bigger and Steff Evans will start on the left wing for the injured George North.


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