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Holmes called up for Wales debut

Jonah Holmes will make his debut for Wales in the match against Tonga in Cardiff on Saturday.

The Leicester Tigers wing/full-back starts in the No15 shirt at the Principality Stadium after earning his first international call-up for the autumn series.

National coach Warren Gatland has named Ellis Jenkins as captain for the second time while wing Liam Williams wins his 50th cap.

“Saturday is a fantastic opportunity for a number of players,” said head coach Gatland.

“It’s Jonah’s first game which is exciting and Liam reaches his 50th which is a great achievement.

“We have spoken about creating depth and for us that is all about creating a squad that is full of first-teamers, everyone in the squad capable of starting. The boys this weekend have to put their hand up for the final match and put pressure on the players who started last weekend.”

Wales (v Tonga, Cardiff, Saturday 2.30)
15 Jonah Holmes (*uncapped)

14 Liam Williams (49 caps)
13 Tyler Morgan (4 caps)
12 Owen Watkin (6 caps)
11 Steff Evans (11 caps)
10 Dan Biggar (63 caps)
9 Tomos Williams (4 caps)
1 Wyn Jones (9 caps)
2 Elliot Dee (11 caps)
3 Leon Brown (4 caps)
4 Jake Ball (28 caps)
5 Adam Beard (6 caps)
6 Aaron Wainwright (1 cap)
7 Ellis Jenkins (9 caps) (c)
8 Seb Davies (6 caps)

Replacements:

16 Ryan Elias (5 caps)
17 Rob Evans (29 caps)
18 Tomas Francis (34 caps)
19 Cory Hill (20 caps)
20 Ross Moriarty (25 caps)
21 Aled Davies (11 caps)
22 Rhys Patchell (10 caps)
23 Josh Adams (5 caps)