James Botham, a former Wales Under-20 global who plays for Cardiff Blues, is the son of Liam Botham, the son of Ian, and himself a former professional cricket, rugby union and rugby league player, who appeared for Cardiff in the 1990s. He is a player with a very big future, we believe. He's got very good hands and movement with the ball, so he is a good attacking threat as well as a very good defensive player. He's a confident young man without being over-confident. "There is a lot to like about him". "He impressed all of the coaches".
Botham is the latest worldwide rugby player off the production line at Sedbergh School in Cumbria, with Botham's fellow former pupils including former England captain Will Carling, World Cup-winning England centre Will Greenwood and current Wales prop Tomas Francis.
Former London Irish and Newcastle centre Williams, meanwhile, was diagnosed with testicular cancer past year and underwent chemotherapy before returning to professional rugby 10 months ago.
His Bristol clubmate Callum Sheedy will make his second appearance for Wales on Saturday, while Gloucester wing Louis Rees-Zammit will start at No.11 and also wins a second cap for his country.
It is all a far cry from when Pivac succeeded Warren Gatland, his fellow New Zealander, as head coach a year ago with Wales having just reached a World Cup semi-final after winning the Six Nations with a Grand Slam. "The guys will be out there very determined to not only win the game, but put in a very good performance".
"At the moment, we've been our own worst enemies", Pivac told a conference call on Thursday after naming his team to play Georgia. "We are giving teams far too much possession and territory".
Johnny Williams partners Nick Tompkins in the midfield with Rees-Zammit, New Zealand-born Johnny McNicholl and Liam Williams comprising the back-three.
Sam Parry, Nicky Smith and Leon Brown provide the front-row cover on the bench with Cory Hill and James Davies completing the forward contingent.