Warburton ruled out of Scotland clash
February 12, 2012
Wales captain Sam Warburton failed a fitness test on his thigh this morning © Getty Images
Wales captain Sam Warburton has been ruled out of his side's Six Nations clash with Scotland after failing a fitness test on a thigh injury.
Uncapped Scarlets flanker Aaron Shingler has been promoted straight into the starting line-up despite originally failing to claim a place in coach Warren Gatland's initial matchday squad. Former skipper Ryan Jones will captain the side from the second row on the occasion of his 60th cap.
Shingler, a Wales 7s international who featured in last year's HSBC Sevens World Series, joined Llanelli in 207 before being promoted to the Scarlets regional side in 2009 and made his debut against the Ospreys later that year.
Wales: L Halfpenny (Cardiff Blues); A Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues), J Davies (Scarlets), J Roberts (Cardiff Blues), G North (Scarlets); R Priestland (Scarlets), M Phillips (Bayonne); G Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), H Bennett (Ospreys), A Jones (Ospreys), R Jones (Ospreys, captain), I Evans (Ospreys), D Lydiate (Newport Gwent Dragons), A Shingler (Scarlets), T Faletau (Newport Gwent Dragons).
Replacements: K Owens (Scarlets), P James (Ospreys), L Reed (Scarlets), A Powell (Sale Sharks), L Williams (Cardiff Blues), J Hook (Perpignan), S Williams (Scarlets).
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