Saturday, February 11th, Wales v England, Principality Stadium, Cardiff, 4:50pm kick-off (Live on BBC 1, 4:15pm)
Wales v England Six Nations preview
Eddie Jones has made two changes to his starting line-up to face Wales
Wales have made two front-row changes to the side that beat Italy on the opening weekend
ENGLAND face Wales at the Principality Stadium in the Six Nations on Saturday (4:50pm) – so here’s everything you need to know about the game.
Wales Team News
The hosts have made two front-row changes to the side that beat Italy on the opening weekend of the Six Nations, to face England this Saturday.
Props Rob Evans and Tomas Francis both come into the starting XV for Wales’ match against the 2016 Grand Slam champions.
Taulupe Faletau is the solitary personnel change from the matchday squad against Italy and he is named on the bench.
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“There is huge excitement in the camp ahead of Saturday for what is set to be a massive RBS 6 Nations encounter,” said Wales head coach Rob Howley.
“We were really pleased with the result out in Rome and are looking to build on that performance this weekend.
Wales: 15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 George North, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Scott Williams, 11 Liam Williams, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Rhys Webb, 8 Ross Moriarty, 7 Justin Tipuric, 6 Sam Warburton, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c), 4 Jake Ball, 3 Tomas Francis, 2 Ken Owens, 1 Rob Evans
Replacements: 16 Scott Baldwin, 17 Nicky Smith, 18 Samson Lee, 19 Cory Hill, 20 Taulupe Faletau, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 Sam Davies, 23 Jamie Roberts
England Team News
England head coach Eddie Jones has made two changes to his starting line-up to face Wales, with Jack Nowell and Jack Clifford coming into the XV.
Tom Wood (Northampton) and Jonny May (Gloucester) are included as finishers in an otherwise unchanged bench.
BREAKING | Your England team to play Wales in Cardiff on Saturday…
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“It’s been a great week of focused preparation and we can’t wait to play Wales,” said England head coach Jones.
The Aussie described Saturday’s match against Wales as one of the “biggest” in world rugby as his side look to continue their unbeaten run under his guidance.
England: 15 Mike Brown, 14 Jack Nowell, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Elliot Daly, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Nathan Hughes, 7 Jack Clifford, 6 Maro Itoje, 5 Courtney Lawes, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley (c), 1 Joe Marler
Replacements: 16 Jamie George, 17 Matt Mullan, 18 Kyle Sinckler, 19 Tom Wood, 20 James Haskell, 21 Danny Care, 22 Ben Te’o, 23 Jonny May
Wales v England Betting Odds (Paddy Power)
Head-to-head: Wales 6/4, England 8/15, draw 45/1
Wales v England: Six Nations so far
England registered a 15th successive Test victory to set a new national record in a 19-16 triumph over France. Click here to read
Wales began their RBS 6 Nations campaign in winning fashion as they beat Italy 33-7 at Stadio Olimpico. Click here to read