Thursday 19 October 2017

Warburton overlooked for captaincy

PROP Gethin Jenkins returns from a calf injury to captain Wales in the absence of Ryan Jones for tomorrow's Six Nations decider against England at the Millennium Stadium (5.0).

Jenkins, who missed last weekend's 28-18 win over Scotland, gets the nod ahead of flanker Sam Warburton, who led Wales to the Grand Slam last year.

Jones misses the match after breaking a shoulder bone against Scotland.

Paul James drops to the replacements to make room for Jenkins, who will win his 98th cap, while Justin Tipuric comes in as openside flanker for Jones in the only other change to the team that won at Murrayfield.

Warburton will switch to blindside flanker and Aaron Shingler replaces Tipuric on the bench.

Irish Independent

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