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Robinson Brothers Set To Start For Wales Against Pumas

7th June 2006

Blues brothers Nick and Jamie Robinson are joined by Mike Phillips in the Wales team to play in Saturday's first Test against Argentina.

Jamie Robinson will play alongside his younger brother for only the second time in a Test match. The Robinsons became the 28th pair of brothers to play together for Wales when they lined up against Ireland three years ago.

With almost 20 leading players unavailable for the two-Test tour due to injury or rest, Gareth JenkinsÂ’ first Wales selection shows eight changes from the last Wales game. One of the few survivors from that game Mike Phillips, is paired with fellow Cardiff Blues half back Nick Robinson, which will be their first start together for the national team.

John Yapp and Chris Czekaj will hope to see some game time but start the match amongst the replacements.

Wales: Lee Byrne (Ospreys); Mark Jones (Llanelli Scarlets), Jamie Robinson (Cardiff Blues), Matthew Watkins (Llanelli Scarlets), Shane Williams (Ospreys); Nick Robinson (Cardiff Blues), Mike Phillips (Cardiff Blues); Duncan Jones (Ospreys, captain), Matthew Rees (Llanelli Scarlets), Adam Jones (Ospreys), Ian Gough (Newport Gwent Dragons), Ian Evans (Ospreys), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Gavin Thomas (Llanelli Scarlets), Alix Popham (Llanelli Scarlets).

Replacements: Richard Hibbard (Ospreys), Rhys Thomas (Newport Gwent Dragons), John Yapp (Cardiff Blues), Gareth Delve (Bath Rugby), Andy Williams (Bath Rugby), James Hook (Ospreys), Chris Czekaj (Cardiff Blues).