England v Wales 11-August-2019 Quilter International 1
July 30 2019
England take in Wales at Twickenham in the first of the Rugby World Cup 2019 warm up matches and George Ford will Captain England with 377 caps in the starting XV which includes two debutants.
England v Wales
11 August 2019 - Twickenham - Kick Off 2pm (Local Time)
Live on Sky Sports Action
Training has been hard and we have seen a number of injuries to the traing squad but all players will be wanting to play in these matches to show Eddie that they need to be selected to go to the RWC2019 in Japan.
Jones said “Our team selection and tactics in our next four games are all about developing a team capable of winning in Japan and our overarching target of being ready when we get on the plane on the 8th of September to win the World Cup.”
England have recently been training in Italy, in temperatures of 34-36 degrees. "We've had humidity ranging between 75 and 90 per cent here. It makes you sweat and it sits on you as well, so the intake of fluid and electrolytes is critical every day" said England assistant coach John Mitchell and added "It's certainly asking good questions and greater demands on work-rate off the ball and the little things that are unseen when you're challenged by heat and fatigue."
Gloucester Rugby’s Willi Heinz is named at scrum half and Ruaridh McConnochie is set to start on the right wing. Heinz and Sam Underhill, who will wear the number 7 shirt, are named as vice captains.
Anthony Watson will play on the left wing in his first Test since March 2018 following long-term injury. Luke Cowan-Dickie is named at hooker and will make his first start in 12 matches for England.
Three uncapped players Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints), Joe Marchant (Harlequins) and Jack Singleton (Saracens) are named as finishers.
Update 10-August England trio Henry Slade, Sam Underhill and Ruaridh McConnochie have been ruled out of the World Cup warm-up game against Wales at Twickenham on Sunday. New Line up below
England: Daly; Cokanasiga, Joseph, Francis, Watson; Ford, Heinz; Genge, Cowan-Dickie, Cole, Launchbury, Ewels, Ludlam, Curry, B Vunipola
Replacements: Singleton, Marler, Williams, Kruis, Lawes, Youngs, Marchant, Tuilagi
Wales: L Williams; North, J Davies, Parkes, Adams; Anscombe, G Davies; Smith, Owens, Francis, Beard, Wyn Jones, Wainwright, Tipuric, Moriarty.
Replacements: Dee, Jones, Lewis, Ball, Shingler, T Williams, Biggar, Watkin.pqs: qs:
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