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Anscombe and Navidi retain starting spots for BT Murrayfield trip

Blues News | 5th March 2019


Cardiff Blues duo, Gareth Anscombe and Josh Navidi, remain in Wales' starting line-up for Saturday's Guinness Six Nations clash against Scotland at BT Murrayfield.

After the dramatic victory over England at Principality Stadium, Warren Gatland's side are the only side remaining in the hunt for a Grand Slam.

Only a single change is made from the win over Eddie Jones' men, with Adam Beard replacing the injured Cory Hill in the second row.

Navidi, who has impressed throughout the campaign, once again teams up with Ross Moriarty and Justin Tipuric in the back row, while Anscombe is partnered by Scarlets' number nine, Gareth Davies, at half back.

Dillon Lewis, who proved a handful from the bench against England, once again features amongst the replacements for the trip to Edinburgh.

Wales: Liam Williams (Saracens); George North (Ospreys), Jonathan Davies (Scarlets), Hadleigh Parkes (Scarlets), Josh Adams (Worcester Warriors); Gareth Anscombe (Cardiff Blues), Gareth Davies (Scarlets); Rob Evans (Scarlets), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs), Adam Beard (Ospreys), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys, capt.), Josh Navidi (Cardiff Blues), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys), Ross Moriarty (Dragons)

Replacements: Elliot Dee (Dragons), Nicky Smith (Ospreys), Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Blues), Jake Ball (Scarlets), Aaron Wainwright (Dragons), Aled Davies (Ospreys), Dan Biggar (Northampton Saints), Owen Watkins (Ospreys)