Wales v South Africa, Millennium Stadium, November 13
Wales suffer double injury blow
ESPNscrum Staff
November 13, 2010
Wales prop Gethin Jenkins directs training at the Millennium Stadium, November 27, 2009
Gethin Jenkins has been ruled out © Getty Images
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Wales have suffered a double blow prior to their showdown with South Africa, losing prop Gethin Jenkins and flanker Dan Lydiate to injury just hours before kick-off.

An ankle problem has prevented Dragons blindside Lydiate from taking part, meaning that Wasps back-rower Andy Powell will win his first Test cap since February and his highly-publicised golf buggy incident.

Jenkins has been replaced at loose-head by the Ospreys' Paul James after failing a fitness test on a calf injury, with Cardiff Blues prop John Yapp promoted to the replacements' bench.

Yapp's Blues team-mate Deiniol Jones has also been promoted to the bench to cover the second-row, with Ryan Jones now set to offer another option in the back-row.

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