Europe South Asia Asia Pacific Americas Middle East Africa BBC Homepage World Service Education



Front Page

World

UK

UK Politics

Business

Sci/Tech

Health

Education

Sport

Entertainment

Talking Point

In Depth

On Air

Archive
Feedback
Low Graphics
Help

Tuesday, October 12, 1999 Published at 19:52 GMT 20:52 UK


UK: Wales

Wales reshuffle for Jenkins record attempt

Neil Jenkins: Hoping to kick Michael Lynagh out of the record books

Wales have made five changes to their team to face Samoa in their last group match on Thursday, as fly-half Neil Jenkins gets ready to set a new all-time points record.

Jenkins is tied on 911 international points with Michael Lynagh of Australia and he is hoping to set a new world record by kicking his side to victory over the Pacific islanders.

Graham Henry's men go into this game undefeated in 10 Tests and they have won all their World Cup matches so far - but they are unlikely to be taking the match lightly.

Quinnell returns

Welshmen will be hard pressed to forget that in 1991 they suffered one of their most ignominious defeats at the hands of the Samoans - failing even to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup as a result.

However, the same result on Thursday is highly unlikely and the the New Zealander coach has selected a near full-strength side.

He has changed both wings, both locks and the number eight from the team that thrashed Japan in Group D on Saturday.

Second row Gareth Llewellyn replaces Craig Quinnell, who is being rested, while Chris Wyatt returns alongside him instead of Mike Voyle.

Scott Quinnell, who was injured for the Japan game, returns to number eight.

Henry has also ended his experiment of playing four centres and brings in specialist wingers Gareth Thomas and Dafydd James, instead of Jason Jones-Hughes and Allan Bateman.

Meanwhile, Samoa have made three changes to the side that lost 32-16 to Argentina on Sunday.

Centre To'o Vaega replaces George Leaupepe, lock Opeta Palepoi's drops to the bench for Lio Falaniko and flanker Craig Glendinning is back in ahead of Sene Ta'ala.

Teams

Wales: S Howarth (Newport), G Thomas (Cardiff), M Taylor (Swansea), S Gibbs (Swansea), D James (Llanelli), N Jenkins (Cardiff), R Howley (Cardiff, capt), P Rogers (Newport), G Jenkins (Swansea), D Young (Cardiff), G Llewellyn (Harlequins), C Wyatt (Llanelli), M Williams (Cardiff), B Sinkinson (Neath), S Quinnell (Llanelli).

Replacements: S Jones (Llanelli), N Walne (Cardiff), D Llewellyn (Newport), A Moore (Swansea), A Lewis (Cardiff), B Evans (Swansea), J Humphreys (Cardiff).

Samoa: S Leaega; A So'oalo, T Vaega, V Tuigamala, B Lima; S Bachop, S So'oialo; B Reidy, T Leota, R Ale, L Falaniko, L Tone, J Paramore, P Lam (capt), C Glendinning.

Replacements: G Leaupepe, E Va'a, J Clarke, S Sititi, S Ta'ala, M Mika, O Matauiau.



Advanced options | Search tips




Back to top | BBC News Home | BBC Homepage | ©



Relevant Stories

12 Oct 99 | Rugby World Cup
World Cup citings mount

08 Oct 99 | Wales
Charvis loses World Cup appeal

11 Oct 99 | Australia
Injury rules Kearns out

09 Oct 99 | Wales
Wales run free

13 Oct 99 | Rugby Union
Rugby World Cup web links

05 Oct 99 | Wales
Charvis ban 'disappointing'

05 Oct 99 | Rugby World Cup
World Cup bans for Charvis and Grau

13 Oct 99 | Wales
Wales now free to excel





Internet Links


Rugby World Cup 1999

Welsh Rugby Union

World in Union

Graham Henry

BBC Wales Scrum V


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.




In this section

Labour explores Assembly election wounds

Delays hit coach crash compensation

Ex-headmaster guilty of more sex charges

Museum in pay-off probe

Euro row over "Welsh" money rebate

Germans challenge Cardiff for Tyson fight

Ticket chief resigns after World Cup fiasco

Quick-thinking driver foils 'carjacker'

Spring clean for river

Roman remains may halt rugby centre plan

Olympic rider Sir Harry is mourned

The Welsh Week at Westminster

Hanged farmer had been cautioned

Children take over the Assembly

Assembly security review follows pupil's 'threat'

Opposition parties criticise Health Secretary

Welsh airline is launched

Anglesey power plan may bring 1,500 jobs

Former paratroopers recruited drugs courier

Star's cyber-fans help Welsh charity

Labour election inquest blames party rifts

New factory creates 500 jobs

Bassey will go world wide on the web

French boycott gathers pace

Villagers fume at delay over sewage problem

Pensioner leaves fortune to birds

MP demands return of Glyndwr letter