Wales lock crocked

Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:26
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Jake Ball will start for Wales at lock in their Six Nations encounter with England at Twickenham on Sunday.

Jake Ball will start for Wales at lock in their Six Nations encounter with England at Twickenham on Sunday.

Luke Charteris was ruled out with a neck injury.
 
Ball will start his second consecutive Six Nations match, after featuring against France at the Millennium Stadium a fortnight ago.
 
He moves into the starting XV from the bench, where his place is taken by Andrew Coombs.

Wales - revised: 15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 George North, 10 Rhys Priestland, 9 Rhys Webb, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Sam Warburton (captain), 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Alun Wyn Jones, 4 Jake Ball, 3 Adam Jones, 2 Richard Hibbard, 1 Gethin Jenkins.
Replacements: 16 Ken Owens, 17 Paul James, 18 Rhodri Jones, 19 Andrew Coombs, 20 Justin Tipuric, 21 Mike Phillips, 22 Dan Biggar, 23 Liam Williams.

Date: Sunday, March 9
Venue: Twickenham, London
Kick-off: 15.00 (15.00 GMT)
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant referees: Steve Walsh (Australia), Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
TMO: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

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