Gatland forced into changes for Boks Test
replaces fellow Osprey Justin Tipuric as back-row cover, with hooker Emyr Phillips and props Aaron Jarvis and Rhodri Jones now providing front-row bench cover.
Wales will be seeking an elusive second-ever victory over the Springboks. The two teams have played each other 29 times since 1906, with South Africa winning 27, losing one (1999) with one drawn (1970).
The Springboks have scored 808 points and 101 tries and conceded 428 points and 36 tries for an average score of 28-15.
The last time they played, the Springboks mounted a stunning comeback to beat Wales 31-30 in Nelspruit in June. – Sapa-AFP