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The Wales team in full

WALES: Leigh Halfpenny; Alex Cuthbert, Jonathan Davies, Jamie Roberts, George North; Rhys Priestland, Michael Phillips; Gethin Jenkins (C), Matthew Rees, Adam Jones, Alun Wyn Jones, Ian Evans, Dan Lydiate, Justin Tipuric, Toby Faletau

REPLACEMENTS: Ken Owens, Paul James, Luke Charteris, Ryan Jones, Lloyd Williams, James Hook, Scott Williams

Warren Gatland says he has no concerns about selecting Justin Tipuric to face Italy, reports Richard Morgan

He was unlucky not to go to the World Cup. We were hugely impressed with him in the Summer

– Warren Gatland, Wales coach

Warburton out of Wales team ahead of Italy clash

Gethin Jenkins is to captain Wales for Saturday's Six Nations match against Italy in place of Sam Warburton, who's been suffering from a knee injury. Warburton's place a open-side flanker has been taken by Justin Tipuric.

Former squad captain Matthew Rees makes a return as hooker, with Jamie Rogers making a rapid recovery from his half-time injury in last week's match to keep his place in the back line.

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