Rugby U


England: Brown, Watson, Joseph, Farrell, May, Ford, Care, Vunipola, Hartley (C), Cole, Launchbury, Itoje, Lawes, Robshaw, Simmonds Subs: George Hepburn Williams Kruis Underhill Wigglesworth Te'o Nowell Wales: Anscombe, Adams, Williams, Parkes, Evans, Patchell, Davies, Evans, Owens, Lee, Hill, Wyn Jones, Shingler, Navidi, Moriarity Subs: Dee Jones Francis Davies Tipuric Davies Watkin North


Hello, hello. Rob Sutton in the chair for this mouthwatering clash from Twickenham. England v Wales, it rarely disappoints.

Both sides of course are coming off the back of wins last weekend. England were pushed by Italy in Rome and eventually pulled clear while Wales were hugely impressive in their win over Scotland. Ireland have gone top of the standings following their 56-19 win over Italy at the Aviva Stadium earlier today

Team news then. The big news is that Wales have lost Leigh Halfpenny this morning, Gareth Anscombe is going to start at full back and Rhys Patchell will kick the goals. England have made two changes with Ben Youngs injured and Ben Te'o dropped to the bench. In come Danny Care and Jonathan Joseph

England have not lost at Twickenham in the Six Nations since 2012... that was against Wales though and the Welsh famously won in TW1 during the 2015 World Cup. They are certainly in high spirits after their win last weekend.

Here we go then.... the two teams are out at a rain soaked Twickenham.

National anthems with Land of my Fathers up first

The players did a far better job than the choir... now God Save the Queen

Sue Revell (@TheMissionMaven)

I think the band deliberately played at half speed - let's hope they fly faster!

Anthems done... we are one ITV advert break away from kick off

Our referee is Jerome Garces from France. England playing towards the North Stand in this first half. Wales to kick off. Off we go.