Viliame Mata James Davies joked with Warren Gatland that it was about time he was picked for Wales

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Viliame Mata ‘You’ve finally seen the light have you?’: James Davies joked with Warren Gatland that it was about time he was picked for Wales for World Cup clash

  • Wales take on Fiji in their third 2019 Rugby World Cup match on Wednesday
  • James Davies and Ross Moriarty replace Justin Tipuric and Aaron Wainwright
  • Wales head coach Warren Gatland is forward planning for later in tournament
  • Wales know that any victory sends them through to the quarter-finals 

By Will Kelleher For Mailonline

Published:19:21 EDT, 7 October 2019|Updated:19:26 EDT, 7 October 2019

Joker in the pack James Davies told Warren Gatland it was high time he was handed a start at seven after he was picked for Wales’ World Cup team to face Fiji.

The 28-year-old will play in his first tournament match in place of rested Justin Tipuric.

And he will line up alongside older brother Jonathan, 31, for just the second time in Welsh red.

James Davies has not featured since August 31 against Ireland where he only lasted 51 minutes

Ross Moriarty (pictured) and James Davies will start against Fiji on Wednesday for Wales



1. Wyn Jones (Scarlets) (17 Caps), 2. Ken Owens (Scarlets) (69 Caps), 3. Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs) (45 Caps), 4. Jake Ball (Scarlets) (38 Caps), 5. Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys) (130 Caps) (CAPT), 6. Josh Navidi (Cardiff Blues) (21 Caps), 7. James Davies (Scarlets) (5 Caps), 8. Ross Moriarty (Dragons) (36 Caps), 9. Gareth Davies (Scarlets) (46 Caps), 10. Dan Biggar (Northampton Saints) (75 Caps), 11. Josh Adams (Cardiff Blues) (16 Caps), 12. Hadleigh Parkes (Scarlets) (20 Caps), 13. Jonathan Davies (Scarlets) (78 Caps), 14. George North (Ospreys) (88 Caps)

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