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TODAY, Announced DAN BIGGAR Has Been Selected Captain of South Africa’s Summer Squad, Replacing ALUN WYN JONES of Wales!

Despite the presence of Alun Wyn Jones in the squad, Wayne Pivac has chosen a 33-man Wales team to play South Africa this summer. Dan Biggar has been appointed captain.

Biggar made an impression on the job during a poor Six Nations season that ended with a loss to Italy. Jones has not been selected captain for a season since taking over from Sam Warburton.

Pivac’s team will play the world champions in Pretoria on Saturday, July 2, before continuing the series in Bloemfontein on July 9 and Cape Town on July 16.

After long layoffs due to injuries, George North and Dan Lydiate are back on the international scene.

The only uncapped members of the visiting group are Leicester Tigers back-rower Tommy Reffell, who has been selected ahead of in-form Ospreys star Jac Morgan, and Cardiff No. 8 James Ratti, who was part of the current Six Nations team. Jonathan Davies is the most noteworthy omission. Callum Sheedy has been replaced by Rhys Patchell, who was chosen over Seb Davies.

Wales is traveling to South Africa for the first time since 2014, and the two teams last met in the autumn series of 2021, when Wales lost 23-18 in Cardiff.

This afternoon, Pivac will conduct a news conference to discuss his selection choices in further depth. Right here, you’ll be able to keep up with real-time developments and the day’s hot topics.

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Wales will visit South Africa this summer:

Forwards: Rhys Carre, Wyn Jones, Gareth Thomas, Ryan Elias, Dewi Lake, Sam Parry, Leon Brown, Tomas Francis, Dillon Lewis, Adam Beard, Ben Carter, Alun Wyn Jones, Will Rowlands, Taine Basham, Taulupe Faletau, Dan Lydiate, Josh Navidi, James Ratti, Tommy Reffell, Adam Beard, Ben Carter, Alun Wyn Jones, Will Rowlands, Adam Beard

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Backs: Rhys Patchell, George North, Nick Tompkins, Owen Watkin, Johnny Williams, Josh Adams, Alex Cuthbert, Louis Rees-Zammit, Liam Williams (captain).

Two uncapped players were selected by Davies.

Tommy Reffell, an uncapped Leicester Tigers flanker, has been chosen in Wales’ squad for the upcoming trip to South Africa, replacing in-form Ospreys openside Jac Morgan, while Jonathan Davies is a notable absence.

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In recent seasons, Reffell, a former age-grade captain, has been tipped for a call-up. But he’s been a revelation for Gallagher Premiership leaders Leicester this season, and Pivac couldn’t pass up the opportunity. Because it is a summer tour, the 23-year-old Englishman will be in camp for the whole series, rather than returning to his club during the Six Nations’ fall weeks.

Squads for The Rugby World Cup in 2023.

Alun Wyn Jones has been chosen in the squad, but he continues to hand up the leadership to Dan Biggar, the fly-half who led Wales to victory in the Six Nations.

Wales’ 33-man squad is Pivac‘s lowest since taking control in 2019. The squads for the 2023 Rugby World Cup will likewise be the same size.

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Fly-half For the first time since fall 2020, Rhys Patchell is named in a Wales squad. Injuries and concussions have dogged the 29-year-past old’s 18 months, and he finished the season fighting for the Scarlets’ No. 10 shirt with an in-form Sam Costlow. Patchell replaces Callum Sheedy, a key member of Pivac’s past teams.

Despite missing Cardiff’s run-in due to a knee injury, Josh Adams has been included in the squad. Alex Cuthbert, Louis Rees-Zammit, and Liam Williams are his teammates in the back three.

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Despite missing the last match of the season in Cardiff.

Meanwhile, seasoned center Davies has been left out, with George North making his comeback after a major knee injury.
Alun Wyn Jones has been chosen in the squad, but he continues to hand up the leadership to Dan Biggar, the fly-half who led Wales to victory in the Six Nations.

Wales’ 33-man squad is Pivac’s lowest since taking control in 2019. The squads for the 2023 Rugby World Cup will likewise be the same size.

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Fly-half For the first time since fall 2020, Rhys Patchell is named in a Wales squad. Injuries and concussions have dogged the 29-year-past old’s 18 months, and he finished the season fighting for the Scarlets’ No. 10 shirt with an in-form Sam Costlow. Patchell replaces Callum Sheedy, a key member of Pivac’s past teams.

Despite missing Cardiff’s run-in due to a knee injury, Josh Adams has been included in the squad. Alex Cuthbert, Louis Rees-Zammit, and Liam Williams are his teammates in the back three.

Marissa Figgs
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