ENGLAND are looking to keep their Six Nations championship hopes alive as they host fierce rivals Wales at Twickenham TODAY.
Red rose already narrowly defeated 20-17 against Scotland in a game they dominated.
But they are bounced back by beat Italy down to zero in Rome next week.
Wales meanwhile made their title defense off to the worst possible start as they were thrashed 29-7 in Ireland.
But they chose one important 20-17 win over Scotland in Cardiff next week.
However, the Dragons’ record at Twickenham leaves a lot to be desired as they have not won there since their famous 28-26 Rugby World Cup victory in 2015.
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What time is England vs Wales?
- England meet Wales on Saturday, February 26 – TODAY.
- The match starts at 4:45pm.
- It takes place in Twickenham.
- When the parties met last year, Wales won 40-24 at Cardiff.
What TV channel is England vs Wales on and can I stream it live?
- England vs Wales is live on ITV.
- Coverage starts at 4pm – 45 minutes before kick-off.
- To stream the game, go to ITV Center.
- To watch in Welsh, visit S4C.
Can I watch England vs Wales for free?
- Yes. ITV is free to all UK viewers with a TV license.
- Get yours TV license this.
Backside: 15 Freddie Steward, 14 Max Malins, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Joe Marchant, 11 Jack Nowell, 10 Marcus Smith, 9 Harry Randall
Striker: 8 Alex Dombrandt, 7 Tom Curry, 6 Courtney Lawes (captain), 5 Maro Itoje, 4 Charlie Ewels, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 1 Ellis Genge.
Backside: 15 Liam Williams, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Owen Watkin, 12 Nick Tompkins, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Dan Biggar (captain), 9 Tomos Williams.
Striker: 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Taine Basham, 6 Ross Moriarty, 5 Adam Beard, 4 Will Rowlands, 3 Tomas Francis, 2 Ryan Elias, 1 Wyn Jones.
* Odds from Betfair on Saturday, February 26
The final England squad has been revealed.
England have revealed how they will line up against Wales today.
It was not long before Britain’s neighbors were at war.
And this is how England entered the match.
Woodward’s prediction for the match
Sir Clive Woodward has predicted that England will beat Wales in today’s clash.
The England icon said: “Many were predicting a game over but I was expecting England to win by 30 points or more.
“Why am I so confident? Because England ended up choosing a team capable of playing rugby in the fast lane and trying to score quickly.
“If they can advance, they can build up scores quickly.”
England will take on Wales at the sold-out Wembley Stadium.
It’s been 721 days since England’s HQ hosted the fans but had no problem filling the arena’s 90,000 seats.
For fans who can’t make it to Wembley, ITV will be showing Britain’s best competition live at 16:45.
Need Smith to grow
Former England captain Dylan Hartley thinks the Wales defenders will play great if they have Marcus Smith by their side.
In a joint interview with Welsh icon Sam Warburton for The Times, Hartley mused: “I know you [Wales] DNA but with Pivac, looking at what he did at Scarlets, it’s not like Wales.
“Every team can play back but you need that punch – what Jamie Roberts can offer, Manu [Tuilagi] should have arrived in England before injury ruled him out. You must have that.
“Before Scotland, England played some of what I call ‘captain’s rugby’.
“They went through the ball, kept the ball, that looked good but they never really got past or around the Scots and converted that possession into points.
“If you now bring the three Welshmen back into the England team, with the way Marcus Smith is playing, then they will thrive.”
England star Kyle Sinckler will receive his 50th shirt against Wales today.
He has been successful since making his first cap in 2016 when England took on South Africa.
Sinckler was then part of England’s 2017 Six Nations championship team as they beat Auld Enemy Scotland with a 61-21 victory.
Wales have failed to win at Wembley in a decade in the Six Nations.
However, the Wales squad received a big boost with the return of Taulupe Faletau and Josh Adams.
England, on the other hand, have been dealt a heavy blow with the absence of Manu Tuilagi due to a hamstring injury.
England rugby stands with Ukraine
Britain shared their support for Ukraine amid Russia’s invasion of the country.
In a tweet, the England team announced that they join today’s opponents Wales in condemning Russia’s actions.
And Britain also let Ukraine know that it stands with them during this difficult time.
Wales vs England
Forwards: 1 Wyn Jones, 2 Ryan Elias, 3 Tomas Francis, 4 Will Rowlands, 5 Adam Beard, 6 Ross Moriarty, 7 Taine Basham, 8 Taulupe Faletau.
Back: 9 Tomos Williams, 10 Dan Biggar, 11 Josh Adams, 12 Nick Tompkins, 13 Owen Watkin, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 15 Liam Williams.
16 Dewi Lake, 17 Gareth Thomas, 19 Leon Brown, 20 Seb Davies, 20 Jac Morgan, 21 Kieran Hardy, 22 Gareth Anscombe, 23 Jonathan Davies
Table of six countries
Here’s how both teams won the championship ahead of today’s crucial battle.
England lead France by three points in second place at this stage of the proceedings.
While Wales is only ranked above Italy at the bottom of the rankings.
England can meet Wales
Forwards: 1 Ellis Genge, 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 4 Charlie Ewels, 5 Maro Itoje, 6 Courtney Lawes (C), 7 Tom Curry, 7 Alex Dombrandt
Back: 9 Harry Randall, 10 Marcus Smith, 11 Jack Nowell, 12 Henry Slade, 13 Elliot Daly / Joe Marchant, 14 Max Malins, 15 Freddie Steward
16 Jamie George, 17 Joe Marler, 18 Will Stuart, 19 Nick Isiekwe, 20 Sam Simmonds, 21 Ben Youngs, 22 George Ford, 23-Elliot Daly / Joe Marchant.
Good afternoon rugby fans
England meet Wales this afternoon at the Six Nations at Twickenham.
It was a must-win for both England teams if they were to keep their hopes of winning the Six Nation title.
After both sides lost their opening match in the tournament, another loss would be crippling.
The winner of the much-anticipated clash will survive the championship while the loser will see their dreams disappear with just two games left.
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