Coach Eddie Jones has made two changes to England’s starting lineup for Saturday’s Six Nations Test against Wales at Twickenham.
Danny Care has been selected to start at scrumhalf in the absence of the injured Ben Youngs. Richard Wigglesworth will provide cover off the bench for Care, who will overtake Matt Dawson as England’s most capped No 9.
The other personnel swap is rotational, with Jonathan Joseph replacing Ben Te’o at outside centre. Te’o drops to the bench.
‘Danny Care very much deserves the honour of being the most capped England scrumhalf and I am sure he’ll make the most of his opportunity on Saturday,’ Jones said.
‘The team is hugely excited about playing in front of 82,000 fans at Twickenham and we’ll be well prepared and ready to go out there and beat Wales on Saturday.’
England – 15 Mike Brown, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Jonny May, 10 George Ford, 9 Danny Care, 8 Sam Simmonds, 7 Chris Robshaw, 6 Courtney Lawes, 5 Maro Itoje, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley (c), 1 Mako Vunipola.
Subs: 16 Jamie George, 17 Alec Hepburn, 18 Harry Williams, 19 George Kruis, 20 Sam Underhill, 21 Richard Wigglesworth, 22 Ben Te’o, 23 Jack Nowell.
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