Jack Willis included in England’s 25-man squad for Wales clash


Eddie Jones’ side will look to make it three tournament wins out of three, when they travel to Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli on Saturday (4pm KO).

Wales were defeated in their opening game of the tournament when they travelled to Ireland but responded with a win over Georgia at the weekend.

Ollie Lawrence has been rested for the game with a hip issue. 

Wales v England is live on Amazon Prime.

BACKS

Elliot Daly (Saracens, 45 caps)
Owen Farrell (Saracens, 86 caps)
George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 70 caps)
Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 53 caps)
Max Malins (Bristol Bears, 2 caps)
Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 59 caps)
Dan Robson (Wasps, 5 caps)
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 32 caps)
Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 44 caps)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 102 caps)

FORWARDS 

Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 24 caps)
Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 26 caps)
Ben Earl (Bristol Bears, 6 caps)
Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 21 caps)
Jamie George (Saracens, 52 caps)
Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, 2 caps)
Maro Itoje (Saracens, 41 caps)
Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 67 caps)
Joe Marler (Harlequins, 71 caps)
Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 38 caps)
Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 6 caps)
Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 20 caps)
Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 54 caps)
Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 62 caps)
Jack Willis (Wasps, 1 cap)


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REVEALED | Best Paid XV, Replacements & Head Coach in World Rugby

The highest earning rugby players XV, replacements and head coach from all over the world is as follows...

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BACK-THREE

Fullback: Beauden Barrett (Suntory Goliath) – £780,000

In July,  he agreed a multi-million dollar move to Suntory Sungoliath as the exodus of players to Japan continues.

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Wing: Stuart Hogg (Exeter Chiefs) – £550,000

The Scotland fullback was the highest paid player at Glasgow Warriors (£350,000) but added another healthy chunk to his pay-packet by joining the Premiership side after the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

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Winger: Charles Piutau (Bristol Bears) – £1m

The former All Black full-back or wing, who surprised many by leaving New Zealand before reaching the peak of his powers, becoming British rugby’s first million pound man when he moved to Ashton Gate in 2018.

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CENTRES

Outside-centre: Virimi Vakatawa – £780,000

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Virimi Vakatawa of France runs with ball watched by Joe Marler of England during the RBS 6 Nations match, between England and France at Twickenham Stadium, London , UK, on the 4th February 2017.

Inside-centre: Owen Farrell (Saracens) – £750,000

He a points-machine with England and Saracens, and the outside-half or inside-centre is one of England’s best paid players.

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HALF-BACKS

Fly-half: Handre Pollard (Montpellier) – £1m 

The Springbok reportedly tripled his salary when he departed the Bulls to join Top 14 side Montpellier in 2019.

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Scrum-half: Morgan Parra (Clermont) – £560,000

The France scrum-half, despite falling out of international contention, still has a huge contract that he signed three years ago. The deal is set to expire in 2021

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FRONT-ROW

Loosehead-prop: Mako Vunipola (Saracens) – £450,000

Props are the worst paid position, but, for now anyway, Mako still earns decent money from Saracens. It’s thought the relentless scrummager is one of the players they want to hang onto despite their relegation.

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Hooker: Guilhem Guirado (Montpellier) – £500,000

The former France captain may be passed his best but is still earning good money on his contract with Montpellier.

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Tighthead-prop: Tadhg Furlong (Leinster) – £480,000

The Ireland and Lions juggernaut will be replaced in this team by Kyle Sinckler when the England powerhouse joins Bristol on a huge contract in the summer, but for now keeps his place.

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SECOND-ROW

Lock: Eben Etzebeth (Toulon) – £1m

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Lock: Maro Itoje (Saracens) – £800,000

According to RugbyPass his salary is somewhere in the region of £750,000 to £1 million – making him England’s highest paid player. 

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BACK-ROW

Blindside-flanker: Steve Luatua (Bristol Bears) – £650,000

Didn’t make any friends within the All Blacks hierarchy when he decided to cash in on his extreme rugby talent, signing for Bristol. Has since signed a contract extension.

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Openside-flanker: Michael Hooper (Toyota Verblitz) – £750,000

The Wallabies captain accepted a shock move to Japan to play with Toyota Verblitz, which saw the back-rower increase his salary from around £500k to £750k..

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Number 8: Sergio Parisse (Toulon) – £500,000

The veteran continues to be the highest -paid number 8 after signing another one-year extension with Toulon.

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HEAD COACH

Pat Lam (Bristol Bears) – £800,000

The former Newcastle, Northampton and Samoa back-row will remain at Ashton Gate until at least 2023 after signing a bumper contract extension in 2019. The 50-year-old, as a result, became the highest paid rugby boss in the world.

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REPLACEMENTS:

  1. Mako Vunipola (Saracens) – £420,000
  2. Dane Coles (Hurricanes) – £500,000
  3. Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears) – £400,000
  4. Faf de Klerk (Sale Sharks) – £500,000
  5. Jonny Gray (Exeter Chiefs) – £450,000
  6. Taulupe Faletau (Bath Rugby) – £475,000
  7. Nicolas Sanchez (Montpellier) – £580,000
  8. Semi Radradra (Bristol Bears) – £750,000
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