Wales ended their six-game losing streak with an unconvincing fall Nations Cup win over Georgia in wet conditions at Parc y Scarlets

Tryouts from teenage winger Louis Rees-Zammit and scrum-half Rhys Webb, plus eight points from fly-half Callum Sheedy sealed the victory

Wayne Pivac is also concerned about flanker Justin Tipuric, who left the pitch with a head injury

What the Wales head coach will do in terms of selection next week remains to be seen with many seasoned activists keen to return

Man of the Match Aaron Wainwright, second-place Jake Ball and center Johnny Williams performed well, as Wales dominated in the fray in difficult conditions but the attacking pace needs to pick up

Wales’ last victory came against Italy on February 1, which was followed by two losses each against France and Ireland and losses against England and Scotland

Wales had won both matches against Georgia with a 13-6 victory in 2017, followed by a 43-14 World Cup group victory in Japan two years later

Pivac made 13 staff changes, with only Tipuric and Liam Williams surviving on the starting side who lost 32-9 to Ireland in Dublin Tipuric led the side in the absence of Alun Wyn Jones

James Botham, grandson of England cricketer Lord Botham, made his Wales debut after being called up to the squad on Monday alongside Johnny McNicholl who was also pitched

Cardiff-born Botham was among three newcomers selected from the starting squad to face Georgia alongside Scarlets full-backs Johnny Williams and Kieran Hardy

Former Irish center London and Newcastle Williams, meanwhile, was diagnosed with testicular cancer last year and underwent chemotherapy before returning to professional rugby 10 months ago

He represented England and scored a try in a cap-less match against the Barbarians in 2019, but qualifies for Wales thanks to his father, who is from Rhyl

Bristol half-butterfly Sheedy, who also played for England against the Barbarians, and Gloucester winger Rees-Zammit, 19, made their first test starts after a debut as substitutes in the last matches – the first against Ireland, the second against France

Georgia made five changes after losing to England Eight of the starting 15 are currently with French clubs, including Brive fullbacks Vasil Lobzhanidze and Tedo Abzhandadze, and six of the forwards

Georgia came to Wales with a reputation as a solid scrum, but it was Wales who dominated the set-piece early on

The Georgians were penalized and Sheedy opened the scoring with his first international points The dominance of Wales took some time to materialize in the opening try, but the superiority of the scrum and the Georgia’s indiscipline has led hosts to exhaust their visitors

The Williams Center was impressive with strong gusts while Captain Tipuric maintained his high levels of international performance

Georgia started showing glimpses of offensive invention towards the end of the first half, but Tedo Abzhandadze missed a penalty with the last one before half-time with Wales leading 10-0 to the interval

McNicholl was forced off the field early in the second half and was replaced by Jonah Holmes, before Sheedy pulled a penalty attempt aside

Wales ‘scrum dominance continued in the second half with Scarlets’ props Wyn Jones and Samson Lee having fun at home and Sheedy enjoying her second penalty kick

An excellent counter-attacking run from Rees-Zammit saw him join Tipuric, who suffered a head injury from a swinging arm from his counterpart Beka Saginadze The Georgian received a yellow card from referee Luke Pearce when a red card has been discussed

Initially, Tipuric was concerned about how he fell to the ground The British and Irish Lions left the pitch after being stunned by the challenge and will have to face a battle to be fit to face England next Saturday

Substitute scrum-half Webb took over as captain, while 19-year-old full-back Ioan Lloyd came onto the pitch for his first call for Liam Williams, who left the pitch following an injury to the mouth

Botham almost scored his debut with a runaway try but was penalized after being tackled Wales’ second try finally came after Johnny Williams and Rees-Zammit set up the supporting Webb to score the last points

Wales: Liam Williams; Johnny McNicholl, Nick Tompkins, Johnny Williams, Louis Rees-Zammit; Callum Sheedy, Kieran Hardy; Wyn Jones, Elliot Dee, Samson Lee, Jake Ball, Seb Davies, James Botham, Justin Tipuric (captain), Aaron Wainwright

Alternates: Sam Parry, Nicky Smith, Leon Brown, Cory Hill, James Davies, Rhys Webb, Ioan Lloyd, Jonah Holmes

Georgia: Lasha Khmaladze; Akaki Tabutsadze, Giorgi Kveseladze, Merab Sharikadze (captain), Sandro Todua; Tedo Abzhandadze, Vasil Lobzhanidze; Mikheil Nariashvili, Jaba Bregvadze, Beka Gigashvili, Grigor Kerdikoshvili, Kote Mikautadze, Otar Giorgadze, Beka Saginadze, Beka Gorgadze

Substitutes: Giorgi Chkoidze, Guram Gogichashvili, Lexo Kaulashvili, Lasha Jaiani, Giorgi Tkhilaishvili, Gela Aprasidze, Demur Tapladze, Tamaz Mchedlidze

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