Tom Rogers recalled to Wales side to face Pumas

Rob Lloyd News

Tom Rogers is set to win his second Wales cap after being recalled to the side to take on Argentina at the Principality Stadium on Saturday.

Rogers slots in on the left wing in a starting XV showing seven changes. Scarlets team-mate Jonathan Davies again captains his country with scrum-half Kieran Hardy named among the replacements.

“We were all frustrated after drawing last weekend and felt we left a number of opportunities out on the pitch,” said Wales head coach Wayne Pivac.

“Argentina brought what we expected, they were big, physical and direct and exerted pressure with their kicking game. For some of this group, it was the first time they have faced that level of physicality and intensity and this week we will need to be much more accurate and disciplined.

“It is another exciting opportunity to face a quality outfit and we can still win the series, which would be a great way to finish our season.

“We have freshened the squad up a bit, giving others an opportunity to impress and they are eager to make a big impression.”

Wales team to face Argentina, Saturday 17th July, 15:00 (live on S4C)

15 Hallam Amos (Cardiff); 14 Owen Lane (Cardiff), 13 Nick Tompkins (Saracens), 12 Jonathan Davies (Scarlets, capt), 11 Tom Rogers (Scarlets); Jarrod Evans (Cardiff), 9 Tomos Williams (Cardiff); Gareth Thomas (Ospreys), Elliot Dee (Dragons), 3 Leon Brown (Dragons), 4 Ben Carter (Dragons), 5 Will Rowlands (Dragons), 6 Josh Turnbull (Cardiff), 7 James Botham (Cardiff), 8 Ross Moriarty (Dragons).Reps: 16 Sam Parry (Ospreys), 17 Rhodri Jones (Ospreys,  18 Dillon Lewis (Cardiff), 19 Matthew Screech (Cardif), 20 Taine Basham (Dragons), 21 Kieran Hardy (Scarlets),  22 Callum Sheedy (Bristol Bears), 23 Uilisi Halaholo (Cardiff Rugby).