Wayne Pivac has resisted calls handy Bristol fly-half Callum Sheedy a Six Nations begin, sticking with Dan Biggar for the Italy match this Saturday.
The Welsh head coach named his workforce for the Rome match two days early and solely made two modifications from the beginning XV that beat England.
Lock Cory Hill is in for Adam Beard, with Jake Ball the alternative on the bench, and Gareth Davies begins at scrum-half, in for the injured Kieran Hardy.
Cory Hill (left) returns to the Wales facet to face Italy on Saturday, changing Adam Beard
Sheedy stays on the bench as Biggar is again at No 10 having overcome a leg tweak suffered within the England victory. He missed the Northampton Premiership defeat to Harlequins however is match for his nation.
Retaining all his prime stars Pivac has chosen a XV with a staggering 979 caps in it, but once more breaking the file for his or her most expertise facet ever fielded.
Alun Wyn Jones performs his 147th Check, George North his a hundred and first and Dan Biggar his 91st, with Jonathan Davies, Taulupe Faletau, Justin Tipruic and Ken Owens all within the 80s.
Gareth Davies additionally come into the Wales facet at scrum-half, changing the injured Kieran Hardy
Wales are two wins from a fifth Six Nations Grand Slam – having accomplished clear sweeps in 2005, 2008, 2012 and 2019.
‘We’re actually trying ahead to this weekend and are able to get on the market on Saturday,’ stated Pivac.
‘Three from three is a good begin however there was a lot to do and loads of work-ons.
Callum Sheedy (proper) will not begin and is called among the many replacements for the sport in Rome
‘We have had a two week construct as much as this recreation, educated very well within the fallow week and are trying ahead to spherical 4.’
On the bench Rhys Carré replaces the injured Rhodri Jones, who has picked up a calf damage now drops out of Wales’ Six Nations squad for Nicky Smith.
Lloyd Williams is the alternative scrum-half with Elliot Dee, Leon Brown, Aaron Wainwright and Willis Halaholo additionally substitutes.
Italy haven’t received a Six Nations match in 30 makes an attempt, since 2015, and have solely ever overwhelmed Wales twice – in 2007 and 2003.
WALES TEAM TO PLAY ITALY
1. Wyn Jones (33 Caps)
2. Ken Owens (80 Caps)
3. Tomas Francis (55 Caps)
4. Cory Hill (30 Caps)
5. Alun Wyn Jones (CAPT) (146 Caps)
6. Josh Navidi (26 Caps)
7. Justin Tipuric (83 Caps)
8. Taulupe Faletau (84 Caps)
9. Gareth Davies (60 Caps)
10. Dan Biggar (90 Caps)
11. Josh Adams (30 Caps)
12. Jonathan Davies (86 Caps)
13. George North (100 Caps)
14. Louis Rees-Zammit (7 Caps)
15. Liam Williams (69 Caps)
16. Elliot Dee (35 Caps)
17. Rhys Carre (12 Caps)
18. Leon Brown (15 Caps)
19. Jake Ball (49 Caps)
20. Aaron Wainwright (28 Caps)
21. Lloyd Williams (31 Caps)
22. Callum Sheedy (7 Caps)
23. Uilisi Halaholo (2 Cap)
Kick-off 2.15pm UK time/3.15pm native
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Dwell on ITV and S4C