England vs Wales


England vs Wales : England and Wales in the Rugby Six Nations 2019. Date: Saturday, 23 February Kick-off: 16:45 GMT. The third installment of Six Nations Championship.

Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff What : England vs Wales Date: Saturday, 23 February Kick-off: 16:45 GMT live stream: BBC One, S4C, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio Wales, plus live text commentary.

Both sides are unbeaten going into the clash at the Principality Stadium, with Wales coming off the back of away victories against France and Italy.

Both BBC and ITV are sharing the broadcasting rights to this year’s tournament. This game will be on BBC One.

Alternatively, you can follow all the action right here at Telegraph Sport with the best pre-game and post-game analysis either side.

Gareth Anscombe will start at fly-half for Wales in Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash against England at the Principality Stadium.

Anscombe has been preferred to the more experienced Dan Biggar, with Wales head coach Warren Gatland naming a team showing just two changes from the side that beat France three weeks ago.

Dragons lock Cory Hill replaces Adam Beard as skipper Alun Wyn Jones’ second-row partner, while scrum-half Gareth Davies takes over from Tomos Williams, who was not considered due to injury.

Prop Samson Lee was also unavailable because of injury. Tomas Francis starts at tighthead and opposes his Exeter team-mate Ben Moon, with Dillon Lewis on bench duty.

England vs Wales is the conversation all week. Not the weather, or football, but a stroll around the cliches and talking points: can Gareth Anscombe control a game like Dan Biggar?

The stadium is a magnet drawing them in from all corners. Strolling in from Roath to the north-west, scattering the last of the Saturday shoppers, coming along the Cowbridge Road from the west.

A Cathedral Road pub crawl from the affluent ends of Pontcanna and Llandaff or a brisk walk across Bute Park. Maybe a few looseners down in the bay.

All paths lead to town. If you’re young with a flat or house, mates stay over and mates of mates find space on the floor. If you don’t have a ticket – well, most people don’t. It’s rugby but it’s also an all-dayer and an excuse. It’s why there can be queues to get into Walkabout on St Mary Street before noon and why Caroline Street will be awash shortly after.

Jack Nowell has been restored to the right wing for England’s Guinness Six Nations title clash with Wales in place of the injured Chris Ashton.

Nowell excelled during the opening-weekend rout of Ireland but made way for Ashton against France and is now thrust back into the starting XV for a seismic showdown in Cardiff.

A Championship-ending ankle injury has created a vacancy at loosehead prop that is filled by Ben Moon with Ellis Genge serving as a second-half replacement at the Principality Stadium.

The final of four changes to the matchday 23 sees Brad Shields make his Six Nations debut in place of Nathan Hughes as back row cover.

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