15 Nov 2012

Wales drop their captain after loss to Argentina

1:16 pm on 15 November 2012

The Six Nations rugby championsWales have reacted to their home defeat to Argentina last weekend by dropping their captain Sam Warburton to the bench, among wholesale changes to their team to play Samoa on Saturday morning.

The young flanker, who led Wales to the World Cup semi-finals last year and a Six Nations grand slam earlier this year, is one of eight changes to the side that started the 26-12 loss to the Pumas in Cardiff, their fourth successive defeat.

The former skipper Ryan Jones will lead the side for a record 29th time.