MIKE BROWN has picked his combined England/Wales XV ahead of next weekend’s fixture between the two nations.
Brown wrote: “One of my memories of playing against Wales is the ‘combined XV’ articles that would always be churned out on the week of the game.
“They would cherry-pick the best players from both sides. During the Warren Gatland era, it would always be a pretty even split of English and Welsh.
“This Wales team isn’t anywhere near the quality of some of their recent line-ups and England should beat them comfortably at Twickenham.”
MIKE BROWN’S COMBINED ENGLAND/WALES XV
- 15. Freddie Steward (England)
- 14. Joe Marchant (England)
- 11. Jack Nowell (England)
- 13. Henry Slade (England)
- 12. Manu Tuilagi (England)