WALES v SAMOA Venue: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Date: 13 November Kick-off: 1930 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC TWO Wales & online, Radio Wales and Radio Cymru, plus radio commentary online
Rob Howley on Dwayne Peel
Attack coach Rob Howley says Dwayne Peel will show his ability when the scrum-half returns for Wales against Samoa following a player-release row.
"Dwayne kicked me out of the Wales number nine shirt, I know how good he is," said the ex-Wales and Lions star.
"I just don't think we've seen the best of Dwayne for whatever reason... injury, unavailability.
"There's no doubt Dwayne wants to be a huge part of this team and he's got a great opportunity [on Friday]."
Rather than tackling the All Blacks with Wales last Saturday, 28-year-old Peel made a substitute's appearance for Sale in their low-key LV Cup defeat against Newport Gwent Dragons the previous evening.
Peel relishing return for Wales
Because the New Zealand fixture fell outside the International Rugby Board's recognised autumn Test window, Premier Rugby's directive to their 12 member clubs is that players should not be released for Tests not involving England.
"It was bitterly disappointing, very frustrating," said 69-cap Peel, who watched from the stands as Wales lost 19-12 to New Zealand.
"It was a ruling put in place by Premier Rugby. I didn't agree with it, but there was nothing really that could have been done."
Such rows have led to speculation that Peel will return to a Welsh region when his Sale contract runs out at the end of the season.
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