England make two changes for the visit of Wales in their second game of the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations with Danny Care (Harlequins) starting at half back and Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby) replacing Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors) at outside centre.
Wales have named the same starting XV that defeated Scotland on the opening weekend.
Wing George North is among the replacements after impressing last weekend for Northampton Saints.
When? Saturday, 10 February
Where? Twickenham Stadium
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Former England scrum half and World Cup winner Matt Dawson analyses Saturday's clash between England and Wales - a fixture he says had an 'extra edge' when he played.
Dawson looks at the key areas to Saturday's game and what England need to do to win.
- 2017: Wales 16-21 England, Principality Stadium
- 2016: England 27-13 Wales, Twickenham Stadium
- 2016: England 25-21 Wales, Twickenham Stadium
- 2015: England 25-28 Wales, Twickenham Stadium
- 2015: Wales 16-21 England, Principality Stadium
- 2014: England 29-18 Wales, Twickenham Stadium
- 2013: Wales 30-3 England, Principality Stadium
- 2012: England 12-19 Wales, Twickenham Stadium
- 2011: Wales 19-26 England, Principality Stadium
Danny Care will become England's most capped scrum half on Saturday when he steps onto the field against Wales at Twickenham in the NatWest 6 Nations.
Care, who has earned 77 Test caps in a 10-year international career, will surpass the achievement set by former half back Matt Dawson.
Views from the camp
England head coach Eddie Jones: “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.
“We want to be an adaptable team and to be able to play to the conditions, referee and game as sometimes the game controls you."
England scrum-half Danny Care: “The main motto throughout my career has been ‘enjoy it’."
“Just back yourself; the first decision that comes into your head is probably the right one. I’m going to go out there with a smile on my face and be a leader for the team.”
Maro Itoje: “There will be a lot of passion; it will be intense and physical. It’s a great game to be a part of,” said the Saracens lock.
“I’m sure Twickenham will be rocking and hopefully we can put in a decent performance for the crowd.”
Facts and stats
- England have earned 24 wins from their last 25 games.
- England have won five of their last six Tests against Wales
- England are attempting a record 15th consecutive home victory in the Six Nations.
- England have also won 14 consecutive home Tests, racking up 64 tries and 507 points.
- Wales have lost three of their last five Six Nations away games, drawing with Ireland and beating Italy.
15 Mike Brown (Harlequins 65 caps), 14 Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby 29 caps), 13 Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby 36 caps), 12 Owen Farrell (Saracens 54 caps), 11 Jonny May (Leicester Tigers 30 caps), 10 George Ford (Leicester Tigers 41 caps), 9 Danny Care (Harlequins 77 caps), 1 Mako Vunipola (Saracens 45 caps), 2 Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints 90 caps), 3 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers 78 caps), 4 Joe Launchbury (Wasps 48 caps), 5 Maro Itoje (Saracens 15 caps), 6 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints 62 caps), 7 Chris Robshaw (Harlequins 60 caps), 8 Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs 4 caps).
Finishers: 16 Jamie George (Saracens 21 caps), 17 Alec Hepburn (Exeter Chiefs 1 cap), 18 Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs 6 caps), 19 George Kruis (Saracens 22 caps), 20 Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby 4 caps), 21 Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens 27 caps), 22 Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors 9 caps), 23 Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs 24 caps).
Wales: Halfpenny; Adams, S Williams, Parkes, Evans; Patchell, G Davies; Evans, Owens, Lee, Hill, AW Jones (capt), A Shingler, Navidi, Moriarty.
Replacements: Dee, W Jones, Francis, B Davies, Tipuric, A Davies, Anscombe, North.
Referee: Jerome Garces (France)
Touch judges: George Clancy (Ireland) & Nic Berry (Australia)
TMO: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)