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Jones warning over Canada match

Venue: Millennium Stadium Date: Friday, 14 November Kick-off: 1930 GMT
Coverage: Live on BBC Two Wales, Radio Wales, & online. Highlights on Scrum V, BBC Two (Sunday, 1700-1750 GMT)

Ryan Jones
Ryan Jones is not taking Canada lightly

Ryan Jones insists Wales will not be taking Canada lightly despite their 55-0 hammering at the hands of Ireland.

The Wales captain, who is one of only three survivors from the side which lost to South Africa, is expecting a hard examination.

"It's going to be a pretty tough, physical encounter," he said.

"But we've got to make sure we perform with the same endeavour we did at the weekend. You can't go out there and be anything less than ruthless."

For the Canada clash Jones moves from blind-side flanker to number eight as the only forward to survive from the South Africa clash.

He takes over from Andy Powell, the man of the match against South Africa, who is on the replacements bench and expected to return to the starting line-up against New Zealand.

Added Jones: " It's just nice to be in the team. It's a six-day turnaround - we'll just make sure we are fit and ready."

In the backline Martin Roberts wins his first cap at scrum-half and Leigh Halfpenny makes his second appearance on the wing after an encouraging debut against South Africa.


Wales: Morgan Stoddart (Scarlets); Leigh Halfpenny (Cardiff Blues), Tom Shanklin (Cardiff Blues), Andrew Bishop (Ospreys), Mark Jones (Scarlets); James Hook (Ospreys), Martin Roberts (Scarlets); John Yapp (Cardiff Blues), Richard Hibbard (Ospreys), Rhys Thomas (Newport Gwent Dragons), Ian Gough (Ospreys) , Luke Charteris (Newport Gwent Dragons), Dafydd Jones (Scarlets), Robin Sowden-Taylor (Cardiff Blues), Ryan Jones (Ospreys, capt).
Replacements: Matthew Rees (Scarlets), Eifion Lewis Roberts (Sale), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Andy Powell (Cardiff Blues), Dwayne Peel (Sale), Dan Biggar (Ospreys), Jamie Roberts (Cardiff Blues).

Canada: tbc

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