Six Nations 2024: England starting XV unchanged for Wales game at Twickenham

Venue: Twickenham Stadium Date: Saturday, 10 February Kick-off: 16:45 GMT
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England have named an unchanged starting XV for Saturday’s Six Nations match with Wales at Twickenham.

It is the first time England have fielded an unchanged starting team since the World Cup final in 2019.

In the one change to the squad from the win in Italy, vice-captain Ellis Genge returns from injury to make the bench.

“We’re delighted to be back playing in front of a sold-out Twickenham Stadium this Saturday,” said head coach Steve Borthwick.

“The visit of the Wales team is always a fixture that creates a special atmosphere.”

Borthwick named a fresh-looking side for the Six Nations opener against Italy last weekend, with five players making their international debuts in the 27-24 win.

The England boss has therefore opted for continuity as his side look to build on the win in Rome.

“With a new player group and a number of new caps, we have tried to develop our game on both sides of the ball,” Borthwick added.

“Such changes take time, and I was pleased how quickly the players settled and adapted last weekend against Italy.”

England: Steward; Freeman, Slade, Dingwall, Daly; Ford, Mitchell; Marler, George (capt), Stuart, Itoje, Chessum, Roots, Underhill, Earl.

Replacements: Dan, Genge, Cole, Coles, Cunningham-South, Care, F Smith, Feyi-Waboso

More to follow.

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