Eddie Jones changes two up front for Welsh test

Eddie Jones changes two up front for Welsh test

Eddie Jones has named his side for this weekend’s key Six Nations match against Wales.

Captain Owen Farrell is at inside centre, Henry Slade at outside centre and George Ford stays at fly half. Ben Youngs continues at scrum half, with Jonny May (left) and Anthony Watson (right) on the wings. Elliot Daly is set to make his 50th appearance for England, at full back. Daly made his England debut in February 2016 in a 21-10 victory over Ireland.


Jamie George returns at hooker, with Mako Vunipola and Kyle Sinckler as props alongside in the back row. Maro Itoje and Jonny Hill stay in the second row. Mark Wilson starts as blind-side flanker, Tom Curry is open-side flanker and Billy Vunipola continues at No. 8.

George Martin could make his England debut after being named as finisher. Luke Cowan-Dickie, Ellis Genge, Will Stuart, Ben Earl, Charlie Ewels, Dan Robson and Max Malins make up the finishers.

Eddie Jones said: “Wales is a really special fixture and rivalry. There is a long history between the two nations and the game means a lot to both countries.


“We know we’ll be up against a strong Welsh challenge on Saturday, but we’ve worked really hard in training this week and have got a very good team to face it.

“We want to show people what we are capable of, keep building our performances and the best is yet to come from this England team.”


In their remaining championship fixtures, England will then play France at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 13 March (4.45pm KO) before travelling to Dublin to take on Ireland on Saturday 20 March (4.45pm KO).

 
 
 
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