RECAP: England v Wales
READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to the World Cup warm-up match between England and Wales at Twickenham.
While some players can be reasonably certain of being on the plane to Japan, for others the next few weeks represent a last chance to impress.
Not that England has that long with their Australian coach Eddie Jones – brought in after the team’s first-round exit on home soil at the 2015 edition – naming his World Cup squad on Monday.
2019: Wales won 21-13, Cardiff
2018: England won 12-6, London
2017: England won 21-16, Cardiff
2016: England won 27-13, London
2016: England won 25-21, London
Prediction: Given the experimental nature of the game it is difficult to make an accurate call. Based on the team selection, Wales look the more settled team and should edge the game – by five points.
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England: 15 Elliot Daly, 14 Joe Cokanasiga, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Piers Francis, 11 Anthony Watson, 10 George Ford (captain), 9 Willi Heinz, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Tom Currie, 6 Lewis Ewels, 5 Charlie Ewels, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 1 Ellis Genge.
Replacements: 16 Jack Singleton, 17 Joe Marler, 18 Harry Williams, 19 George Kruis, 20 COurtney Lawes, 21 Ben Youngs, 22 Joe Marchant, 23 Manu Tuilagi.
Wales: 15 Liam Williams, 14 George North, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Gareth Anscombe, 9 Gareth Davies, 8 Ross Moriarty, 7 Justin Tipuric, 6 Aaron Wainwright, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (captain), 4 Adam Beard, 3 Tomas Francis, 2 Ken Owens, 1 Nicky Smith.
Replacements: 16 Elliot Dee, 17 Wyn Jones, 18 Dillon Lewis, 19 Jake Ball, 20 Aaron Shingler, 21 Aled Davies, 22 Dan Biggar, 23 Owen Watkin.
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
Assistant referees: Pascal Gaüzère (France), Alex Ruiz (France)
TMO: Brian MacNeice (Ireland)