Botham's Grandson Starts For Wales Against England
Umer Jamshaid 2 months ago Thu 26th November 2020 | 06:30 PM
Cardiff, United Kingdom, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th Nov, 2020 ) :The grandson of England cricket great Ian Botham will be in Wales' starting line-up when they face England in an Autumn Nations Cup rugby union international at Llanelli on Saturday.
But Wales will be without experienced back-row forwards Justin Tipuric and Josh Navidi as they go up against a formidable England pack.
Cardiff-born Botham, who has moved from blindside to openside flanker, is joined in the back-row by Taulupe Faletau and Shane Lewis-Hughes.
Williams, who has won 30 caps, partners Dan Biggar at half-back.
Meanwhile, with centre Jonathan Davies still out with a knee injury, Nick Tompkins and Johnny Williams are Wales' centre duo.
Meanwhile captain Alun Wyn Jones returns to the starting line-up, with the veteran lock partnered by Jake Ball in the second row.
Teenage wing Louis Rees-Zammit wins a third Test cap but full-back Liam Williams misses out with a facial injury.
Wales (15-1) Leigh Halfpenny, Louis Rees-Zammit, Nick Tompkins, Johnny Williams, Josh Adams; Dan Biggar, Lloyd Williams; Taulupe Faletau, James Botham, Shane Lloyd-Hughes; Alun Wyn Jones (capt), Jake Ball; Samson Lee, Ryan Elias, Wyn JonesReplacements: Elliot Dee, Rhys Carre, Tomas Francis, Will Rowlands, Aaron Wainwright, Rhys Webb, Callum Sheedy, Owen WatkinCoach: Wayne Pivac (NZL)