Blog Banner

Warburton to lead Wales against Australia

4th November 2014

Cardiff Blues flanker Sam Warburton will captain Wales when they face Australia in the opening Dove Men Series clash at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 2.30pm).

Warburton, former Blues ace Leigh Halfpenny, Rhys Webb and Richard Hibbard all return from injury to take their place in the starting XV.

Halfpenny returns to the Wales team after missing the last three tests through injury and lines-up in a back-three alongside Blues winger Alex Cuthbert and Liam Williams. 

Cardiff Blues prop Gethin Jenkins and centre Cory Allen are named among the replacements.


Leigh Halfpenny (Toulon), Alex Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues), George North (Northampton Saints), Jamie Roberts (Racing Metro), Liam Williams (Scarlets), Dan Biggar (Ospreys), Rhys Webb (Ospreys), Paul James (Bath), Richard Hibbard (Gloucester), Samson Lee (Scarlets), Jake Ball (Scarlets), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Dan Lydiate (Unattached), Sam Warburton (Cardiff Blues, capt), Taulupe Faletau (Newport Gwent Dragons).

Replacements: Scott Baldwin (Ospreys), Gethin Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), Rhodri Jones (Scarlets), Bradley Davies (London Wasps), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys), Mike Phillips (Racing Metro), Rhys Priestland (Scarlets), Cory Allen (Cardiff Blues).