Kieran Hardy is in line to start at scrum-half for Wales versus South Africa in Pretoria on Saturday.
And Dan Lydiate is likewise anticipated to function in Wayne Pivac’s side.
The New Zealander appears mostlikely to name Louis Rees-Zammit on one wing with Liam Williams at full-back and Josh Adams on the other flank.
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The selectors were still settling the lock positions with Adam Beard and Will Rowlands favourites to figure in the run-on side, while Tommy Reffell is being tipped for a Wales launching.
Hardy didn’t start at all throughout the Six Nations, however he had a fine videogame off the bench versus France in opposition to Antoine Dupont and was neverever less than vibrant versus England.
Now he appears mostlikely to partner Dan Biggar in the veryfirst videogame of Wales’ intimidating three-Test project in the republic.
Lydiate is tipped to signupwith him in the beginning line-up, with the compelling Osprey in the frame for his robust defence and overall physicality. A recall would see the 34-year-old in the Wales group for the veryfirst time because an injury-hit getaway versus Ireland in the opening match of the 2021 Six Nations.
It appears mostlikely that turnover professional Reffell will make his bow at Test level.
The concern for Wayne Pivac was whether to start him or present him from the bench.
It is understood Wales’ coach hasactually been pleased with the hard Pencoed item in training. Handing him a start would indicate possibly leaving Josh Navidi on the bench.
Teaming up Beard and Rowlands onceagain would indicate a likely bench area for previous skipper Alun Wyn Jones, who began versus Italy in the Six Nations.
Pivac likewise has to mull over how to fight South Africa’s so-called front-row bomb team inthemiddleof a argument over which props needto start and who oughtto be held in reserve to fight the Springbok bench brigade which consistsof Steven Kitshoff and Vincent Koch.
Biggar will lead the group from fly-half.
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