Rugby World Cup 2015: Wales make three changes for Fiji

Saturday's try-scorer Gareth Davies will continue his half-back partnership with man-of-the-match Dan Biggar.
Saturday's try-scorer Gareth Davies will continue his half-back partnership with man-of-the-match Dan Biggar.
Rugby World Cup: Wales v Fiji
Venue: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Dates: Thursday, 1 October Kick-off: 16:45 BST
Coverage: Live on BBC Radio 5 live and sports extra, BBC local radio, plus live text commentary on every match on the BBC Sport website.
Further coverage: BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru

Matthew Morgan will start at full-back in one of three enforced changes for Wales' World Cup game against Fiji.

Wing Alex Cuthbert and centre Tyler Morgan also come into the side after Saturday's 28-25 win over England.

Matthew Morgan replaces Liam Williams, who has concussion, while Tyler Morgan and Cuthbert are in for Scott Williams and Hallam Amos, who have been ruled out of the tournament with injury.

James Hook, called up with Gareth Anscombe as cover, is on the bench.

Wales team to face Fiji

Anscombe does not figure with head coach Warren Gatland saying he was "not 100%".

Wales' pack remains unchanged and back-rowers Dan Lydiate and Taulupe Faletau will win their 50th caps.

"We have made three changes through injury but go into this game with a strong side," Gatland said.

"It is important we build on the success and momentum from last weekend and take that into Thursday."

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Gatland names Wales team for Fiji

Bristol's Matthew Morgan and Newport Gwent Dragons' Tyler Morgan, who was called into the squad as a replacement for the injured Cory Allen, will make their first starts of the tournament.

If Wales, who are second in Pool A behind Australia, beat Fiji they will top the group. England, in third, play the Wallabies on Saturday.

Although Fiji have lost their opening two games to England and Australia, the Pacific Islanders caused problems for their rivals and remain a powerful side.

"Fiji have performed very well in their opening two games and they will be coming to Cardiff looking to build on that themselves," Gatland added.

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Wales team to face Fiji

Matthew Morgan (Bristol Rugby), Alex Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues), Tyler Morgan (Newport Gwent Dragons), Jamie Roberts (Harlequins), George North (Northampton Saints), Dan Biggar (Ospreys), Gareth Davies (Scarlets); Gethin Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), Scott Baldwin (Ospreys), Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs), Bradley Davies (Wasps), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Dan Lydiate (Ospreys), Sam Warburton (Capt - Cardiff Blues), Taulupe Faletau (Newport Gwent Dragons).

Replacements: Ken Owens (Scarlets), Aaron Jarvis (Ospreys), Samson Lee (Scarlets), Luke Charteris (Racing 92), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys), Lloyd Williams (Cardiff Blues), Rhys Priestland (Bath Rugby), James Hook (Gloucester Rugby).

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