Ospreys second row Alun Wyn Jones has been recalled to the Welsh squad after making his comeback against Ulster last weekend.
Wales suffered an injury crisis ahead of the Six Nations, fielding the uncapped Andrew Coombs and Olly Kohn in their matchday squad aganst Ireland, so the news of Jones' return will be welcomed by Rob Howley and his coaching team.
Jones impact off the bench against Ulster was telling, with ten tackles in 31 minutes, and the Osprey has been tipped to tour once again with the Lions later in 2013.
Coombs and Evans have quickly built up an understanding in their two matches together and both were impressive against France in Paris last weekend.
However, given Jones' experience and influence on the side, Howley must now make a decision whether to start him against Italy in Rome.