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Sheedy to start for Wales against Canada

Callum Sheedy has been named at fly half for Wales' clash with Canada at the Principality Stadium on Saturday (July 3rd, 3pm KO).

Sheedy partners Tomos Williams at half back, as Wayne Pivac names five uncapped players in his squad.

“We are all looking forward to getting back to the Principality Stadium with fans in attendance and Saturday against Canada promises to be a great occasion,” said Wales head coach Wayne Pivac.

“This summer is an important block as we build towards Rugby World Cup 2023, and it is great to give five uncapped players opportunities.

“They have all impressed us in training, deserve a chance and we are looking forward to seeing them step up to the Test arena.

“At the other end of the scale you have Leigh Halfpenny, who makes his 100th Test appearance. It is a thoroughly deserved milestone for Leigh and it is made all the sweeter by the fact that his family and so many of our supporters are able to be in attendance.”

Ryan Elias, Leon Brown, Josh Turnbull, Kieran Hardy and Nick Tompkins join the debutants among the replacements.

WALES:

15. Leigh Halfpenny (Scarlets) (95 caps), 14 Jonah Holmes (Dragons) (5 caps), 13 Uilisi Halaholo (Cardiff Rugby) (4 caps), 12 Jonathan Davies (Scarlets) (88 caps), 11 Tom Rogers (Scarlets) (Uncapped), 10 Callum Sheedy (Bristol Bears) (9 caps), 9 Tomos Williams (Cardiff Rugby) (22 caps); 1 Nicky Smith (Ospreys) (39 caps), 2 Elliot Dee (Dragons) (37 caps), 3 Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Rugby) (28 caps), 4 Ben Carter (Dragons) (Uncapped), 5 Will Rowlands (Dragons) (7 caps), 6 Ross Moriarty (Dragons) (45 caps), 7 James Botham (Cardiff Rugby) (6 caps), 8 Aaron Wainwright (Dragons) (29 caps).

Replacements: 16 Ryan Elias (Scarlets) (17 caps), 17 Gareth Thomas (Ospreys) (Uncapped), 18 Leon Brown (Dragons) (17 caps), 19 Josh Turnbull (Cardiff Rugby) (10 caps), 20 Taine Basham (Dragons) (Uncapped), 21 Kieran Hardy (Scarlets) (4 caps), 22 Ben Thomas (Cardiff Rugby) (Uncapped), 23 Nick Tompkins (Saracens) (10 caps).


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