Wales coach Steve Hansen has made three changes to his 22 man squad for the Lloyds TSB Six Nations match with Italy at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on Saturday 2 March (kick-off 2.00 pm).
Llanelli second row Chris Wyatt has recovered from the ankle injury that ruled him out of the match against France and is named in the squad, replacing Cardiff's Craig Quinnell who is out with knee damage.
Iestyn Thomas, the Ebbw Vale prop who broke a toe in the match against Tonga back on 17 November, takes over from Duncan Jones (Neath) with Neath flanker Brett Sinkinson coming in on rota for Gavin Thomas (Bath Rugby).
WALES SQUAD (v Italy)
Backs: Kevin Morgan (Swansea), Rhys Williams (Cardiff), Dafydd James (Bridgend), Craig Morgan (Cardiff), Tom Shanklin (Saracens), Andy Marinos (Newport Rugby), Iestyn Harris (Cardiff), Stephen Jones (Llanelli), Rob Howley (Cardiff), Dwayne Peel (Llanelli). Forwards: Iestyn Thomas (Ebbw Vale), Spencer John (Cardiff), Chris Anthony (Newport Rugby), Robin McBryde (Llanelli), Barry Williams (Neath), Ian Gough (Newport Rugby), Chris Wyatt (Llanelli), Andy Moore (Swansea), Brett Sinkinson (Neath), Nathan Budgett (Bridgend), Martyn Williams (Cardiff),Scott Quinnell (Llanelli, captain).
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.