The rumours coming out of the Welsh camp suggest that James Hook could play at full-back against Wales on Friday with Scarlets’ centre Jonathan Davies coming into the backline instead of Hook. Is this a good idea? Many of the Welsh players pick themselves but the other big decision for Warren Gatland is in the back row. After dropping Ryan Jones Gatland looks like he will do the same to Jonathan Thomas and go for an inexperienced (but fresh faced) back row in Dan Lydiate, Sam Warburton and Andy Powell, which has physicality and speed.

The team will be announced at 12.15pm tomorrow Rugby World will be there to cover the announcement.

But if this is the team is it good enough to win?

Wales probable according to BBC Sport: James Hook (Ospreys); Morgan Stoddart (Scarlets), Jonathan Davies (Scarlets), Jamie Roberts (Blues), Shane Williams (Ospreys); Stephen Jones (Scarlets), Mike Phillips (Ospreys); Paul James (Ospreys), Matthew Rees (Scarlets, capt), Craig Mitchell (Ospreys), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Bradley Davies (Blues), Dan Lydiate (Dragons), Sam Warburton (Blues), Andy Powell (Wasps).

  • Londononu

    …suggest that James Hook could play at full-back against Wales on Friday…
    ?????