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Wales suffer injury blow ahead of Bok Test

TEAM UPDATE: Wales head coach Warren Gatland has tweaked his matchday squad two days before his team’s Test against South Africa at Twickenham Stadium.

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Prop Henry Thomas has been ruled out of the starting XV due to a foot injury sustained in training.

It means Keiron Assiratti starts at tighthead prop with Harri O’Connor named as a replacement.

In addition, Bath wing and former Rugby League player Regan Grace has been called up to the wider Wales squad for the July Tests against Australia.

Keelan Giles (Ospreys) has been released from the squad due to a groin injury sustained in training.

Wales – revised: 15 Cameron Winnett, 14 Liam Williams, 13 Owen Watkin, 12 Mason Grady, 11 Rio Dyer, 10 Sam Costelow, 9 Ellis Bevan, 8 Aaron Wainwright, 7 James Botham, 6 Taine Plumtree, 5 Ben Carter, 4 Matthew Screech, 3 Keiron Assiratti, 2 Dewi Lake (captain), 1 Gareth Thomas.
Replacements: 16 Evan Lloyd, 17 Kemsley Mathias, 18 Harri O’Connor, 19 James Ratti, 20 Mackenzie Martin, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 Eddie James, 23 Jacob Beetham.

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Date: Saturday, June 22
Venue: Twickenham, London
Kick-off: 14.00 (15.00 SA time; 13.00 GMT)
Referee: Chris Busby (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Christophe Ridley (England), Adam Leal (England)
TMO: Mark Patton (Ireland)

TEAM UPDATE: Wales head coach Warren Gatland has been forced to tweak his squad two days before his team’s Test against South Africa at Twickenham Stadium.

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