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Justin Tipuric to captain Wales for first time in final World Cup pool clash

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Wales have named their side for their final 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool D encounter against Uruguay on Sunday with Justin Tipuric captaining his country for the first time.

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Wales who currently top their pool with three wins from three, have already secured a quarter-final berth and take on Uruguay in Kumamoto to close out their pool campaign.

Captain Tipuric will line-up alongside Aaron Shingler and Aaron Wainwright in a new look back-row.

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Ospreys duo Bradley Davies and Adam Beard will pack down in the second row with Nicky Smith, Ryan Elias and Dillon Lewis named in the front-row.

Aled Davies and Rhys Patchell will partner at halfback with Hadleigh Parkes and Owen Watkin comprising the midfield. Hallam Amos and Leigh Halfpenny come into the back-three alongside Josh Adams who claimed a RWC hat-trick against Fiji in Wales’ last outing.

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On the bench Elliot Dee, Rhys Carre and Wyn Jones provide the front-row cover with Jake Ball, Ross Moriarty and James Davies also amongst the replacements. Tomos Williams and Gareth Davies are named as the backline cover.

WALES TEAM TO PLAY URUGUAY:
1. Nicky Smith (33 Caps)
2. Ryan Elias (8 Caps)
3. Dillon Lewis (18 Caps)
4. Bradley Davies (65 Caps)
5. Adam Beard (16 Caps)
6. Aaron Shingler (23 Caps)
7. Justin Tipuric (68 Caps) – captain
8. Aaron Wainwright (15 Caps)
9. Aled Davies (19 Caps)
10. Rhys Patchell (16 Caps)
11. Hallam Amos (20 Caps)
12. Hadleigh Parkes (21 Caps)
13. Owen Watkin (18 Caps)
14. Josh Adams (17 Caps)
15. Leigh Halfpenny (83 Caps)

Replacements:
16. Elliot Dee (25 Caps)
17. Rhys Carre (2 Caps)
18. Wyn Jones (18 Caps)
19. Jake Ball (39 Caps)
20. Ross Moriarty (37 Caps)
21. James Davies (6 Caps)
22. Tomos Williams (12 Caps)
23. Gareth Davies (47 Caps)

– Welsh Rugby Union

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