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Sam Waburton shocks viewers with his bold England vs Wales prediction

Six Nations Rugby Special pundit and ex-Wales captain Sam Warburton shocks host Ugo Monye with his prediction before England v Wales this Saturday.

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Steve Borthwick’s men will be looking to maintain their unbeaten record in the 2024 Six Nations when they play host to Wales at Twickenham Stadium in their second match of the competition on Saturday. 

The Red Roses are in second place in the standings after securing victory in the first round of matches, while the Dragons are fourth but did manage two bonus points despite suffering defeat in their tournament opener.

Looking ahead to the clash, the former Wales captain surprised everyone with his prediction for the match.

Following on from John Barclay backing England to win, Warburton said: “That’s a horrible question to ask a Welshman on live TV.

“It pains me to say, but England,”

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England vs Wales date, kick-off time and venue

England vs Wales takes place on Saturday February 10, 2024, with kick-off scheduled for 4:45pm GMT.

The match will be hosted at Twickenham in south-west London.

How to watch England vs Wales

TV channel: England vs Wales is being shown live in the UK free-to-air on ITV1, with coverage beginning at 4pm.

Live stream: You can catch a free live stream online via the ITVX app and website.

England vs Wales match odds

England to win: 1/7

Wales to win: 5/1

Draw: 25/1

Odds via Betfair (subject to change).

England vs Wales head to head (h2h) history and results

England won the last meeting between the two nations, in the summer ahead of the World Cup, and also battled to a 20-10 victory in Cardiff 12 months ago.

It is nine years since Wales last beat England at Twickenham, and 12 years since they did so in the Six Nations.

England wins: 68

Wales wins: 51

England vs Wales Line-Ups:

England starting lineup: 15 Freddie Steward, 14 Tommy Freeman, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Fraser Dingwall, 11 Elliot Daly, 10 George Ford, 9 Alex Mitchell, 8 Ben Earl, 7 Sam Underhill, 6 Ethan Roots, 5 Ollie Chessum, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Will Stuart, 2 Jamie George (c), 1 Joe Marler

Replacements: 16 Theo Dan, 17 Ellis Genge, 18 Dan Cole, 19 Alex Coles, 20 Chandler Cunningham-South, 21 Danny Care, 22 Fin Smith, 23 Immanuel Feyi-Waboso

Wales starting lineup: 15 Cameron Winnett, 14 Josh Adams, 13 George North, 12 Nick Tompkins, 11 Rio Dyer, 10 Ioan Lloyd, 9 Tomos Williams, 8 Aaron Wainwright, 7 Tommy Reffell, 6 Alex Mann, 5 Adam Beard, 4 Dafydd Jenkins (c), 3 Keiron Assiratti, 2 Elliot Dee, 1 Gareth Thomas

Replacements: 16 Ryan Elias, 17 Corey Domachowski, 18 Archie Griffin, 19 Will Rowlands, 20 Taine Basham, 21 Kieran Hardy, 22 Cai Evans, 23 Mason Grady


Sir Ian McGeechan Asked To Name His All-Time XV, He Said Only One ‘Unbelievable’ Player Is Guaranteed A Spot

Sir Ian McGeechan has unveiled his ultimate XV, omitting Paul O’Connell, David Campese, and Jonny Wilkinson from his lineup.

In his article for The Telegraph, the 74-year-old has chosen six New Zealanders, three Englishmen, two Welsh players, and one each from France, Scotland, and Ireland in his all-time greatest team.


Fullback: JPR Williams (Wales) – “Not a staggeringly original choice, I’ll admit. But to my mind the only one. If I’m going to be picking a dream XV then I want JPR at the back. No question, guarenteed starter.”

Left-wing: Jonah Lomu (New Zealand) – “Illness and injury ultimately slowed him down. But his performances at the 1995 World Cup, just as the game was turning professional, will never be forgotten. The game needed a superstar, and it got one in Lomu. He was brilliant for rugby.”

Right-wing: John Kirwan (New Zealand) – “He had an all round game; he could carry the ball through heavy traffic, he could offload, he was like an extra back-rower at times. Plus, he had natural effortless pace. He ended up scoring 35 tries for the All Blacks and was instrumental as they went through their unbeaten spell of games between 1987 and 1990.”


Outside-centre: Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland) – “His ability to get back on his feet after tackling to compete for the ball was extraordinary, and ensured he always had an impact on the game, whatever type of game it was. He was such a natural talent.”

Inside-centre: Philippe Sella (France) – “Sella and O’Driscoll were powerful men. They could stop a forward in his tracks. I think as a pair they would dominate any midfield and I like the thought of them together.”