Jonathan Davies

Jonathan Davies back at outside centre for Wales against New Zealand

• Davies to make first appearance of the autumn
• Halfpenny returns at full-back in place of Williams
• Gethin Jenkins misses out with a hamstring strain
• Hibbard off naughty step and back in Wales squad

Wales are in the unusual position for a match in the latter half of an autumn series of being able to field their strongest side as they aim on Saturday to end 61 years of pain at the hands of New Zealand.

The head coach, Warren Gatland, has picked 10 players who started at least one Test on last year’s successful Lions tour to Australia and has an 11th on the bench, the scrum-half Mike Phillips, who again has lost out to Rhys Webb. The centre Jonathan Davies returns after missing the matches against Australia and Fiji through injury, Leigh Halfpenny has recovered from concussion to resume at full-back and the outside-half Dan Biggar is fit after suffering a groin strain against the Wallabies. His replacement last weekend, Rhys Priestland, who was jeered by a sectionof the crowd on the opening weekend, has been dropped from the match-day squad and told to work on his game: from boos to the boot.

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