Cardiff flanker Shane Lewis-Hughes has been called up to the Wales squad after Ross Moriarty and Taulupe Faletau were both ruled out for the rest of the autumn internationals.
Dragons man Moriarty will require surgery after the shoulder injury suffered when being illegally hit by Nepo Laulala against New Zealand on Saturday, while Bath number eight Faletau is still suffering from an ankle problem picked up on the summer’s British & Irish Lions tour.
As a result it is Lewis-Hughes who gets the call having impressed on debut last autumn but subsequently missed the Six Nations and summer internationals after picking up a shoulder injury of his own that required going under the knife. He returned off the bench against Sharks and Dragons in the most recent rounds of the United Rugby Championship.
Elsewhere in the squad young Ospreys lock Rhys Davies replaces Alun Wyn Jones who also requires surgery after damaging the shoulder he hurt in the summer, while it has been confirmed that Willis Halaholo will rejoin the squad on Friday after isolating following a positive covid test.