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Davies back in Welsh side

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has made nine changes from the team that struggled to beat Fiji last weekend for Saturday's Millennium Stadium appointment with world champions New Zealand.

Centre Jonathan Davies, who has not played for more than three weeks due to a shoulder injury, is among those called up.

Davies was hurt playing for Clermont Auvergne in their European Champions Cup clash against Sale Sharks on October 26, but he is such a key player for Wales that Gatland has reunited him with regular centre partner Jamie Roberts at the earliest possible opportunity.

Wales (v All blacks): L Halfpenny (Toulon); A Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues), J Davies (Clermont Auvergne), J Roberts (Racing Metro), G North (Northampton); D Biggar (Ospreys), R Webb (Ospreys); P James (Bath), R Hibbard (Gloucester), S Lee (Scarlets), J Ball (Scarlets), A-W Jones (Ospreys), D Lydiate (unattached), S Warburton (Cardiff Blues, capt), T Faletau (Newport Gwent Dragons). Replacements: S Baldwin (Ospreys), N Smith (Ospreys), R Jones (Scarlets), L Charteris (Racing Metro), J Tipuric (Ospreys), M Phlllips (Racing Metro), J Hook (Gloucester), L Williams (Scarlets).


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