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Wales v England Six Nations 2019 - THE BIG ONE

By RugbyFan
February 21 2019








Guiness Six Nations 2019

'The Big One'

Wales v England

Principality Stadium, Cardiff  Saturday 23 February KO 16:45 GMT

 Live on BBC One


Well here we go this is the match that will define this year's Six Nations Championship.   The roof at the Principality Stadium will be open for the match, as per England's request. Both teams have to agree to a closure, which was Wales' preference.

England's Head Coach Eddie Jones has made two changes from the last game due to injuries to Chris Ashton and Mako Vunipola  with Jack Nowell selected on the right wing and Ben Moon at loosehead prop.

Joe Cokanasiga  and Brad Shields  are included in the match day 23 for the first time this tournament while Ellis Gengeand Harry Williams  are named as finishers.

Owen Farrell  will captain England who have won their last five Six Nations matches against Wales.



“England and Wales is always a big game," said Jones.

"Intense rivals and there is the historical context to it, but for us it is our most important game because it is our next game and that is how we are treating it.

“As you have read in the media, it’s all about Wales, we are playing potentially the greatest team ever. Their players are full of emotion and it’s the biggest game they are going to play in their lives.

We have had a good week just focussing on ourselves and focussing on getting our preparation right.”




Wales: Liam Williams  George North  Jonathan Davies , Hadleigh Parkes, Josh Adams ; Gareth Anscombe  Gareth Davies ; Rob Evans , Ken Owens  Tomas Francis  Cory Hill  Alun Wyn Jones (captain), Josh Navidi , Justin Tipuric , Ross Moriarty 

Replacements: Elliot Dee , Nicky Smith , Dillon Lewis  Adam Beard , Aaron Wainwright Aled Davies , Dan Biggar , Owen Watkin .


England: Daly; Nowell, Slade, Tuilagi, May; Farrell, Youngs; Moon, George, Sinckler, Lawes, Kruis, Wilson, Curry, B Vunipola.

Replacements: Cowan-Dickie, Genge, Williams, Launchbury, Shields, Robson, Ford, Cokanasiga.


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Wales v England Six Nations 2019 - THE BIG ONE
Discussion started by Unofficial England Rugby Union , 21/02/2019 18:11
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21/02/2019 18:11
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23/02/2019 18:42
Farrell's five bad mistakes cost England

23/02/2019 21:36
Best team won.(Sm14)

23/02/2019 22:33

kicking as a game plan against WAles discussed at length prior to the game I expected something more.

Unbelievable arrogance to continue with this tactic got England exactly what they deserved.

24/02/2019 00:11
Agree. I am incredibly frustrated and disappointed at Englandís performance, from the 40th minute onwards when Faz kicked away that great attacking position just before half time. And it just got worse Friday m there. Well done Wales and all that but for England it feels like back to the drawing board.

22/03/2019 08:59
Kicking the ball away, doesnít work against sides who know how to catch and attack back. It means you less possession.

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