Six Nations – No Changes Made To England Starting Line-up To Host Wales


Head coach Steve Borthwick has named his team to play Wales at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 10th February. The starting side is unchanged from last weekend's 24-27 win over Italy in Rome, with just one alteration to the bench, which sees vice captain Ellis Genge return after recovering from a foot injury.

Elsewhere, prop Joe Marler is set to earn a 90th Test cap, whilst Harlequin teammate Danny Care will bring up his 98th should he feature from the bench.

“It was both pleasing and important to have started our Six Nations campaign in Rome with a victory. It was good to have done so in front of so many travelling England supporters," England head coach Steve Borthwick said.

“However, we know there are areas of our game to improve as we prepare for this Saturday’s game against a spirited Wales team."

“With a new player group and a number of new caps, we have tried to develop our game on both sides of the ball. Such changes take time, and I was pleased with how quickly the players settled and adapted last weekend against Italy."

“We’re delighted to be back playing in front of a sold-out Twickenham Stadium this Saturday. The visit of the Wales team is always a fixture that creates a special atmosphere."

“I have no doubt that this group of players are relishing the challenge before them and are looking forward to creating a very special experience for our supporters.”

England: 15. Freddie Steward, 14. Tommy Freeman, 13. Henry Slade, 12. Fraser Dingwall, 11. Elliot Daly, 10. George Ford, 9. Alex Mitchell, 1. Joe Marler, 2. Jamie George - captain, 3. Will Stuart, 4. Maro Itoje, 5. Ollie Chessum, 6. Ethan Roots, 7. Sam Underhill, 8. Ben Earl. Replacements: 16. Theo Dan, 17. Ellis Genge, 18. Dan Cole, 19. Alex Coles, 20. Chandler Cunningham-South, 21. Danny Care, 22. Fin Smith, 23. Immanuel Feyi-Waboso.