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North continues on Welsh wing

North has been impressive for Wales this autumn © Getty Images

Rugby News North continues on Welsh wing

Head coach Warren Gatland may have made 11 changes to the side that beat Argentina last weekend, but George North continues on the wing for his third Test start of the autumn when Wales welcome Tonga to the Millennium Stadium on Friday evening.

The Saintsman scored a stunning try in the 40-6 demolition job of the Pumas in Cardiff on Saturday afternoon (see below) and will pick up his 34th cap in red for a game that will be shown live on BBC Two Wales (971 on Sky).

On the opposite flank 19-year-old Hallam Amos makes his international debut, while along with North only Leigh Halfpenny, Rhodri Jones and Justin Tipuric play back-to-back Tests.

WALES TEAM TO PLAY TONGA
Leigh Halfpenny (Cardiff Blues); George North (Northampton Saints), Owen Williams (Cardiff Blues), Ashley Beck (Ospreys), Hallam Amos (Newport Gwent Dragons); James Hook (Perpignan), Lloyd Williams (Cardiff Blues); Paul James (Bath), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Rhodri Jones (Scarlets), Luke Charteris (Perpignan), Ian Evans (Ospreys), Andrew Coombs (Dragons), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys), Ryan Jones (Ospreys - CAPT).

Replacements
Emyr Phillips (Scarlets), Ryan Bevington (Ospreys), Samson Lee (Scarlets), Dan Lydiate (Racing Metro), Sam Warburton (Cardiff Blues), Rhodri Williams (Scarlets), Rhys Priestland (Scarlets), Jordan Williams (Scarlets).

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