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Wayne Pivac talks through his first Wales team selection
Wales v Barbarians
Venue:Principality Stadium, CardiffDate:Sat, 30 NovemberKick-off:14:45 GMT
Coverage:Full commentary on BBC Radio Wales and Radio Cymru, the BBC Sport website and app.

It will be the end of one era and the start of another in Welsh rugby when Wales take on Barbarians in an uncapped fixture in Cardiff on Saturday.

Wayne Pivac will take charge of his first Wales game, replacing fellow New Zealander Warren Gatland who leads the Barbarians.

Following his 12-year reign with Wales, it will be an unusual experience for Gatland who will take his side into the Principality Stadium away dressing room.

The 56-year-old finished after the Rugby World Cup in Japan earlier this month, where Wales finished fourth.

During Gatland’s time in charge, Wales won four Six Nations titles including three Grand Slams and reached two World Cup semi-finals.

This will be the chance for the Welsh public to say goodbye and thank you to Gatland but they will be hoping he does not leave Cardiff with a victory.

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Now it is down to Pivac to take Wales forward, with Justin Tipuric captaining his first side in the absence of the injured Alun Wyn Jones.

The notable inclusion is New Zealand-born Scarlets wing Johnny McNicholl who qualified through residency this month after spending three years with his region.

There are nine changes from the side who lost the World Cup bronze-medal match against New Zealand. The likes of Jonathan Davies, Josh Navidi, Tomas Francis, Rhys Patchell and Ross Moriarty are all missing through injury, while Dan Biggar is unavailable

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