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Seven Cardiff Blues players in Wales squad to face Japan

17th November 2016

Lloyd Williams and Gareth Anscombe will start at half-back, as seven Cardiff Blues players have been named in the Wales match-day squad to face Japan on Saturday. (K.O 2.30pm)

Sam Warburton has been restored as captain, having made his return in a Wales jersey during last week’s victory over Argentina.
Scrum-half Williams and outside-half Anscombe are set to make their first appearances of the autumn test series, after being named in the starting line-up.
Alex Cuthbert is also recalled into the starting line-up to face the Cherry Blossoms, having also featured in the opening match against Australia.
Front-row trio Kristian Dacey, Rhys Gill and Scott Andrews are all named on the replacements bench.
Wales team to face Japan: Liam Williams (Scarlets); Leigh Halfpenny (RC Toulon), Jonathan Davies (Scarlets), Jamie Roberts (Harlequins), Alex Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues); Gareth Anscombe (Cardiff Blues), Lloyd Williams (Cardiff Blues); Nicky Smith (Ospreys), Scott Baldwin (Ospreys), Samson Lee (Scarlets), Cory Hill (Newport Gwent Dragons), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Dan Lydiate (Ospreys), Sam Warburton (Cardiff Blues, CAPTAIN), James King (Ospreys)
ReplacementsKristian Dacey (Cardiff Blues), Rhys Gill (Cardiff Blues), Scott Andrews (Cardiff Blues), Jake Ball (Scarlets), Ross Moriarty (Gloucester Rugby), Gareth Davies (Scarlets), Sam Davies (Ospreys), Keelan Giles (Ospreys)