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Six Nations Preview – Wales v England


Definitely one of the matches of the weekend when Wales and England meet on Saturday.

Wales are not just gunning for the Six Nations championship this year but also the Triple Crown after beaten both Ireland and Scotland in the first two rounds.

England with the one loss against Scotland are also still pretty much in the running as they just wait for either Wales or France to slip up.

With so many injuries to content with in the first two weeks Wales have some of their big name players back for this important clash with the English.

George North who missed the Scotland test will be back in the side and will earn his 100th cap for his country. He made his debut back in 2010 and have scored 42 tries for Wales in the 99 test he has played.

He will be in the midfield again partnering with Davies with Hardy and Bigger the halfback pair.

Also back in the side after his suspension is Josh Adams and he will be joined bu Rees-Zammit and Liam Williams in the back three.

The tight five stays the same as they ran out against Scotland with Navidi returning to the side and he will form the loose trio with Tipuric an Faletau.

For England Elliot Daly will earn his 50th cap for his country this weekend. Eddie Jones made only two changes to his starting XV.

One of those changes sees Jamie George returning to the hooker position and Mark Wilson will start at the blindside after Lawes was ruled out for the match.

Farrell is again in the midfield with Ford at ten. Slade will be Farrell partner in the midfield with May and Watson on the wings.

George Martin is set to make his debut off the bench tis weekend after he was called up to the squad.

Wales at home will be a difficult costumer and will have to take England on upfront. This is one battle we can not wait to see with both sides having great backlines to score tries.

Prediction: We are going with England, England by 8


Wales – 15 Liam Williams, 14 Louis Rees-Zammit, 13 George North, 12 Jonathan Davies, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Kieran Hardy, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Justin Tipuric, 6 Josh Navidi, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c), 4 Adam Beard, 3 Tomas Francis, 2 Ken Owens, 1 Wyn Jones.
Replacements: 16 Elliot Dee, 17 Rhodri Jones, 18 Leon Brown, 19 Cory Hill, 20 James Botham, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 Callum Sheedy, 23 Uilisi Halaholo.

England – 15 Elliot Daly, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Owen Farrell (c), 11 Jonny May, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Tom Curry, 6 Mark Wilson, 5 Jonny Hill, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Kyle Sinkler, 2 Jamie George, 1 Mako Vunipola.
Replacements: 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17 Ellis Genge, 18 Will Stuart, 19 Charlie Ewels, 20 George Martin, 21 Ben Earl, 22 Dan Robson, 23 Max Malins.

The match will be Live on SuperSport so do not miss out

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