Wales team to play Georgia: 2023 Rugby World Cup - Ruck

Wales team to play Georgia: 2023 Rugby World Cup

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has named his match-day 23 to play Georgia at the Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes on Saturday 7 October and has made six changes to his starting 15, including captain Dewi Lake coming in at hooker and Gareth Anscombe starting at fly-half for the injured Dan Biggar.

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Taulupe Faletau at No. 8 and Louis Rees-Zammit on the wing are named in the match day XV for a fourth time to start in all of Wales’ pool matches this tournament.

Tommy Reffell returns at openside flanker alongside Aaron Wainwright at blindside flanker.

Dafydd Jenkins is named in the second row to make his second start and fourth tournament appearance. He partners Will Rowlands who starts his third match of this world cup.

Gareth Anscombe, who equalled the record of most points by a Wales men’s player in a single game at a Rugby World Cup last time out with 23 (shared with Dan Biggar), starts at fly-half. Tomos Williams is at scrum-half.

Wales senior men’s XV to play Georgia at Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes. Pool C, Rugby World Cup 2023. Saturday 7 October, KO 2pm BST. Live on ITV and S4C.

Wales team to play Georgia:

1 Gareth Thomas
2 Dewi Lake (c)
3 Tomas Francis
4 Will Rowlands
5 Dafydd Jenkins
6 Aaron Wainwright 
7 Tommy Reffell
8 Taulupe Faletau
9 Tomos Williams
10 Gareth Anscombe
11 Rio Dyer
12 Nick Tompkins
13 George North
14 Louis Rees-Zammit
15 Liam Williams

16 Elliot Dee
17 Nicky Smith
18 Henry Thomas
19 Christ Tshiunza
20 Taine Basham 
21 Gareth Davies
22 Sam Costelow
23 Mason Grady