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Wales unchanged to face England at Twickenham

  • Wales coach Warren Gatland has named an unchanged team to face England
  • Gareth Davies retains the scrum-half spot ahead of Rhys Webb who is named among the replacements
  • The 27-year-old was recalled to the squad after six months away from international rugby with injury.
Wales have named an unchanged starting XV to face England at Twickenham on Saturday in the Six Nations.

There are three changes on the bench with Paul James, Luke Charteris and Rhys Webb coming into the matchday squad.

“We’ve named a pretty experienced side for Saturday, no changes in the starting team, I thought they did pretty well against France and we are looking for them to do a job for us this weekend,” said Wales head coach Warren Gatland.

“We have a couple of guys back from injury on the bench, Luke Charteris, Paul James and Rhys Webb and that is a bonus.

“There is a huge amount to play for on Saturday and it will go a long way to deciding the Six Nations.

“We are happy with the blend of our side. We have a very experienced back five in the pack, blended with the youth up from and that balance is really pleasing.

“It’s great to have Rhys back in the squad. He has been training really hard and brings a lot of energy and experience to the team.”


Wales: 15 Liam Williams, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 George North, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Gareth Davies, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Sam Warburton (c), 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Alun Wyn Jones, 4 Bradley Davies, 3 Samson Lee, 2 Scott Baldwin, 1 Rob Evans
Replacements: 16 Ken Owens, 17 Paul James, 18 Tomas Francis, 19 Luke Charteris, 20 Justin Tipuric, 21 Rhys Webb, 22 Rhys Priestland, 23 Gareth Anscombe


Date: Saturday, March 12
Venue: Twickenham
Kick-off: 16:00 GMT
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant Referees: Jérôme Garcès (France), Mathieu Raynal (France)
TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)