Six Nations: Wales recall Adam Beard to face Scotland

Wales locks Adam Beard, Jake Ball and Alun Wyn Jones might perhaps well perhaps also all play for a merged Scarlets-Ospreys group from 2019-20
Six International locations: Scotland v Wales
Venue: Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh Date: Saturday, 9 March Kick-off: 14:15 GMT
Coverage: Reside on BBC One, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru & BBC Sport net pronounce and BBC Sport app, plus stay text commentary.

Huge Slam-chasing Wales non-public recalled Ospreys lock Adam Beard in the handiest switch to their starting up group to face Scotland in the Six International locations.

The switch for Saturday’s sport became as soon as enforced by the ankle injury suffered by strive-scorer Cory Hill of Dragons as Wales beat England of their closing match.

Scarlets’ Jake Ball takes over on the bench from Beard in the handiest other alteration to the matchday squad.

Gareth Anscombe continues at flit-half of with Dan Biggar again on the bench.

Coach Warren Gatland resisted the temptation to steal Scarlets elephantine-encourage Leigh Halfpenny to his squad following the participant’s a success restoration from concussion.

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Blues’ Anscombe will select his 25th Wales cap with half of-encourage accomplice Gareth Davies making a fortieth appearance for Wales.

A select in opposition to Scotland at Murrayfield would give Wales the likelihood to circulate for the Huge Slam per week later when they host Eire in Cardiff.

The Wales group selection became as soon as announced two days early amid a furore over plans to merge Ospreys and Scarlets and open a brand new group in north Wales for next season.

That proposal affects 13 of the gamers that Gatland hopes can preserve their specialize in the pitch as an different of off-field inclinations.

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Wales defeated France and Italy away then obtained in opposition to England in Cardiff to space a 12-match winning scamper epic for his or her nationwide group.

Gatland has no longer lost in any of the ten Wales games he has coached in opposition to Scotland.

Wales group to face Scotland: Williams (Saracens), North (Ospreys), J Davies (Scarlets), Parkes (Scarlets), Adams (Worcester); Anscombe (Cardiff Blues), Davies (Scarlets); Evans (Scarlets), Owens (Scarlets), Francis (Exeter Chiefs), Beard (Ospreys), Jones (Ospreys, capt), Navidi (Cardiff Blues), Tipuric (Ospreys), Moriarty (Dragons).

Replacements: Dee (Dragons), Smith (Ospreys), Lewis (Cardiff Blues), Ball (Scarlets), Wainwright (Dragons), Davies (Ospreys), Biggar (Northampton), Watkin (Ospreys).

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