Wayne Pivac has selected his Wales team to play England as they look to make it two wins in a row in the 2022 Six Nations.
Taulupe Faletau, who was recalled to the squad earlier this week following his return from injury, is selected at number 8. He features for the first time since playing against France in last year’s Guinness Six Nations.
Elsewhere in the back row Ross Moriarty switches to blind-side flanker and Taine Basham moves back to open-side flanker after an outing at blind side against Scotland.
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“I’m also really pleased for Alex Cuthbert to get fifty Tests for his country. It’s a massive achievement. And it’s also great to have Josh Adams back from injury. They are two good players. That means Louis Rees-Zammit is the unfortunate one this week that misses out. But we’ve looked at the opposition we’re playing and niggly injuries that players pick up from time to time and we think that in this particular match, the way the game will go, that Alex and Josh are the right selection.
“Clearly everyone loves playing at home and it’s a first home game of the Guinness Six Nations for England. They will be tough opposition, they always are and both teams are still in this competition so there’s a lot at stake.
When is England v Wales?
Saturday, February 26.
What time is kick-off?
What TV channel is England v Wales on?
England 18-12 Wales
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Who is the referee?
- Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)
- Assistant Referee 1: Mathieu Raynal (FFR)
- Assistant Referee 2: Frank Murphy (IRFU)
- TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU)
Wales team to play England:
Wales: Liam Williams; Alex Cuthbert, Owen Watkin, Nick Tompkins, Josh Adams; Dan Biggar (C), Tomos Williams; Wyn Jones, Ryan Elias, Tomas Francis; Will Rowlands, Adam Beard; Ross Moriarty, Taine Basham, Taulupe Faletau.
Reps: Dewi Lake, Gareth Thomas, Leon Brown, Seb Davies, Jac Morgan, Kieran Hardy, Gareth Anscombe, Jonathan Davies.