Jon Davies named in Wales team to face South Africa

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Gareth Davies will win his 50th cap when he starts for Wales against South Africa in the Rugby World Cup semi-final in Yokohama on Sunday, kick-off 9am UK time.

There are two changes to the team that was originally announced to face France last week, both of which are injury enforced as Josh Navidi (hamstring) and Liam Williams (ankle) have been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament.

Ross Moriarty starts at number eight, as he did throughout the Six Nations, in the place of Navidi, while Leigh Halfpenny gets the nod at 15. Aaron Shingler is promoted to the bench ahead of James Davies as back row cover.

Hadleigh Parkes and Jon Davies are named at centre despite both struggling with injuries as Parkes nurses a fractured bone in his hand and a shoulder problem, while Davies is dealing with a knock to his knee.

Wales: Leigh Halfpenny, George North, Jon Davies, Hadleigh Parkes, Josh Adams, Dan Biggar, Gareth Davies; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Tomas Francis, Jake Ball, Alun Wyn Jones (c), Aaron Wainwright, Justin Tipuric, Ross Moriarty

Replacements: Elliot Dee, Rhys Carre, Dillon Lewis, Adam Beard, Aaron Shingler, Tomos Williams, Rhys Patchell, Owen Watkin

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