Wales Team Named For Showdown With England At Twickenham

As you were.

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has gone with an unchanged XV for this weekend’s crucial Six Nations clash with England at Twickenham.

There is just one change amongst the replacements with British & Irish Lion George North returning to wear jersey 23.

Wales head coach Warren Gatland said:

“It’s great to name an unchanged starting XV, the players deserve that for a very good performance on the opening weekend.

“We have made one change on the bench, with George coming in for Owen (Watkin), which is tough on Owen but Josh (Adams) picked up a slight strain last weekend so George provides us a bit more cover there.

“We know how tough it is going to be against that huge English forward pack. They are really going to test us. England have been in great form the last couple of years so we know the challenge we face but we have had a good couple of weeks in camp and we are looking forward to going up to Twickenham.”

WALES TEAM TO PLAY ENGLAND:

Leigh Halfpenny (Scarlets) (75 Caps)
Josh Adams (Worcester) (1 Cap)
Scott Williams (Scarlets) (52 Caps)
Hadleigh Parkes (Scarlets) (2 Caps)
Steff Evans (Scarlets) (6 Caps)
Rhys Patchell (Scarlets) (6 Caps)
Gareth Davies (Scarlets) (28 Caps)
Rob Evans (Scarlets) (21 Caps)
Ken Owens (Scarlets) (53 Caps)
Samson Lee (Scarlets) (34 Caps)
Cory Hill (Dragons) (11 Caps)
Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys) (114 Caps) CAPT
Aaron Shingler (Scarlets) (14 Caps)
Josh Navidi (Cardiff Blues) (8 Caps)
Ross Moriarty (Gloucester) (18 Caps)

Replacements:

Elliot Dee (Dragons) (3 Caps)
Wyn Jones (Scarlets) (6 Caps)
Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs) (27 Caps)
Bradley Davies (Ospreys) (58 Caps)
Justin Tipuric (Ospreys) (53 Caps)
Aled Davies (Scarlets) (6 Caps)
Gareth Anscombe (Cardiff Blues) (12 Caps)
George North (Northampton Saints) (69 Caps)