Dewi Lake will lead Wales against Georgia at the Rugby World Cup in 2023

On Saturday in Nantes, Wales will play their last Pool C game against Georgia. Hooker Dewi Lake will lead the team as captain.

Dan Biggar will not play even though he has been back in training after an illness. Instead, Gareth Anscombe will start at outside half.

The team that beat Australia has six new players, including Rio Dyer, Tomos Williams, Dafydd Jenkins, and Tommy Reffell.

After playing the first three games, co-captain Jac Morgan is getting a break.

Taulupe Faletau at number eight and Louis Rees-Zammit on the wing will have played all four games.

Wales only needs one lost bonus point to win Pool C and face either Argentina or Japan in the quarterfinals on October 14 in Marseille.

Lake takes over for Ryan Elias. He didn’t play in the wins against Fiji and Australia, but he did lead the team to a bonus-point 28-8 win against Portugal.

Adam Beard just got back to the team in France after having his third child. Lock Jenkins is paired with Will Rowlands.

Flanker Reffell will be making his first start of the event. Tomos Williams will replace Gareth Davies at scrum half, and Dyer will replace Josh Adams on the wing.

Warren Gatland, the head coach of Wales, has named the team earlier than planned. On Thursday, the team will leave their base in Versailles and head to Nantes.

Wales: L Williams, Rees-Zammit, North, Tompkins, Dyer, Anscombe, T Williams, G Thomas, Lake (captain), Francis, Rowlands, D Jenkins, Wainwright, Reffell, and Faletau.

Dee, Smith, H. Thomas, Tshiunza, Basham, G. Davies, Costelow, and Grady all came in for Dee.

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