England Boss Eddie Jones has named his team to take on Wales in Cardiff (arguably a title deciding game for England).

There are two changes to the matchday XV from the team that played France a fortnight ago following injuries to Mako Vunipola and veteran winger Chris Ashton. The consistent Jack Nowell comes in on the right wing and Ben Moon slots in a loosehead prop to fill the boots of Vunipola.

Joe Cokanasiga and Brad Shields are brought into the side and they appear on the bench alongside Ellis Genge and Harry Williams.

England come into the game off two very impressive victories. Eddie Jones started the mind games early by claiming for the Welsh players it is the “biggest game they are going to play in their lives.”

Jones went on to say that the game was about “intense rivalry and there is the historical context to it, but for us it is our most important game because it is our next game and that is how we are treating it”

“Their players are full of emotion and it’s the biggest game they are going to play in their lives. We have had a good week just focusing on ourselves and focusing on getting our preparation right.”

“We’ll see but all I know is there’s a lot of talk coming out of their camp this week. They have got a team and coach they’re proud of, but we are going there to spoil the party.”

The game kicks off at 4.45pm on Saturday 23rd February.

 

 

 

 

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