NICK Tompkins has been dropped to the bench as Wayne Pivac named his side for this weekend’s rearranged Guinness Six Nations match finale against Scotland.

The Dragons centre is the only of the region’s internationals to make the squad, despite suffering a dead leg against France. Ospreys’ Owen Watkin comes in to replace him.

“Owen Watkin came in off a knee injury for the Six Nations and hadn’t featured to date,” said Pivac about the selection. “Given the conditions we need a big, powerful midfield combination and I think he’ll give us that.”

Tompkins’ regional teammates Elliot Dee, Aaron Wainwright, Leon Brown and the injured Ross Moriarty - who has returned to light training - missed out on the matchday.

Pivac has made six changes for the visit of Scotland, including a debut for Cardiff Blues’ Shane Lewis-Hughes - coming in for Wainwright - alongside Justin Tipuric and Taulupe Faletau in the back-row. 

Wasps’ Will Rowlands, who featured in last week’s English Premiership final, comes into the side to make his first start for Wales, while Tomas Francis, who came off the bench in that match for winners Exeter, comes into the front-row alongside Rhys Carre and Ryan Elias.

In the backline Gareth Davies partners Dan Biggar.

Liam Williams returns to the back-three to feature alongside Josh Adams and Leigh Halfpenny.

Captain Alun Wyn Jones will become rugby’s most capped international on Saturday when he makes his 149th test appearance - his 140th game for Wales plus nine British & Irish Lions caps.

“It’s a fantastic day for Alun Wyn,” said Pivac. “He’s a tremendous leader in this group. He leads by example, and when he speaks everyone listens.

“He’s a tremendous guy to have in our environment and I’m so pleased he’s going to be able to do that. He’s had to wait longer than we anticipated with the Summer tour off, but to do it in a Six Nations match will be special for him.”

On the bench Sam Parry, Wyn Jones and Dillon Lewis provide the front-row replacements with Cory Hill and James Davies completing the forward contingent. Lloyd Williams comes straight into the matchday squad and provides backline cover along with Rhys Patchell and Tompkins.

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has made five changes to the side that beat Georgia 48-7 last week.

Among those to come back in to the team is captain Stuart Hogg, who will be lining up against his Exeter teammate Francis.

The match kicks off at 2.15pm on Saturday - the first of a triple header of rearranged Six Nations matches. Wales currently sit fifth in the table, with one win - against Italy - and three points behind fourth place Scotland.

Ireland top the table going into their final game, away at France, who sit level with England on 13 points - one behind the leaders. 

Wales v Scotland will be shown live on BBC and S4C.

Here are the line-ups in full:

Wales: Halfpenny, Liam Williams, Jonathan Davies, Watkin, Adams, Biggar, Gareth Davies; Carre, Elias, Francis, Rowlands, Alun Wyn Jones, Lewis-Hughes, Tipuric, Faletau.

Replacements: Parry, Wyn Jones, Lewis, Hill, James Davies, Lloyd Williams, Patchell, Tompkins.

Scotland: Hogg (c), Graham, Harris, Lang, Kinghorn, Russell, Price; Sutherland, Brown, Fagerson, Cummings, Gray, Ritchie, Watson, Thomson.

Replacements: McInally, Kebble, Berghan, Toolis, du Preez, Steele, Hastings, van der Merwe.