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Wales team news vs Argentina: Wayne Pivac names Hallam Amos among three changes from Canada win

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Full-back Hallam Amos, wing Owen Lane and scrum-half Kieran Hardy come into the Wales team to face Argentina on Saturday; Leigh Halfpenny is sidelined due to a knee injury; Wayne Pivac retains the pack that started against Canada

Hallam Amos scored a try in the 2019 Rugby World Cup bronze medal match against New Zealand

Hallam Amos scored a try in the 2019 Rugby World Cup bronze medal match against New Zealand

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has made three changes to his starting line-up for Saturday’s clash against Argentina at the Principality Stadium.

Full-back Hallam Amos, wing Owen Lane and scrum-half Kieran Hardy will all feature as switches following Wales’ 68-12 victory over Canada last weekend.

Amos replaces Leigh Halfpenny, who is sidelined due to a knee injury, while Lane is in for Tom Rogers and Hardy takes over from Tomos Williams.

Lane makes his first Wales appearance since the 2019 World Cup, when he started the third-place play-off game against New Zealand in Tokyo.

Pivac has retained the pack that started against Canada, which means a second cap for 20-year-old Dragons lock Ben Carter.

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Cardiff fly-half Jarrod Evans, who has recovered from an ankle injury, is named as one of three backs on the bench alongside Williams and Saracens centre Nick Tompkins.

Pivac said: “Argentina provide the perfect opponents for us this weekend and are the exact test we want for this group of players.

“We will be tested up-front, and the physicality will be at a level that some of these players have not experienced before, but that will answer a lot of questions for us as we build towards Rugby World Cup 2023.”

Wales: 15 Hallam Amos, 14 Jonah Holmes, 13 Uilisi Halaholo, 12 Jonathan Davies, 11 Owen Lane; 10 Callum Sheedy, 9 Kieran Hardy; 1 Nicky Smith, 2 Elliot Dee, 3 Dillon Lewis, 4 Ben Carter, 5 Will Rowlands, 6 Ross Moriarty, 7 James Botham, 8 Aaron Wainwright.

Replacements: 16 Ryan Elias, 17 Gareth Thomas, 18 Leon Brown, 19 Josh Turnbull, 20 Taine Basham, 21 Tomos Williams, 22 Jarrod Evans, 23 Nick Tompkins

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