WING Josh Adams has retained his place in a much-changed Wales side that will take on Italy in Rome on Saturday (4.45pm).

Adams helped his country pull off a stunning fightback in their Six Nations opener in Paris as Wales came from 16-0 down to beat France 24-19.

Head coach Warren Gatland has decided to make 10 changes with centre Jonathan Davies captaining the team for the first time

"We have made a number of changes this weekend but have picked what we think is a very exciting team that still has huge experience throughout it," Gatland said.

"We have made a similar number of changes to what we did last year, but it is all about opportunity for these players.

"We have had a squad of 31 training together, replicating the Rugby World Cup and it is important they get game-time.

WALES: Williams; Holmes, J Davies ©, Watkin, Adams; Biggar, Davies; Smith, Dee, Lee, Ball, Beard, Wainwright, Young, Navidi.

Replacements: Elias, Jones, Lewis, AW Jones, Moriarty, G Davies, Anscombe, Amos.