- Phil Dowson won seven caps for his country
- The Worcester forward analyses Sunday's game
- Watch the Grand Slam champions play Wales in the Old Mutual Wealth Cup
England take on Wales for the Old Mutual Wealth Cup on Sunday and former England, Newcastle, Northampton and current Worcester Warriors forward Phil Dowson looks at three key clashes ahead of the match at Twickenham.
TEIMANA HARRISON v ROSS MORIARTY
"England may not have Billy Vunipola in there or someone like Ben Morgan and while Teimana Harrison is not the same sort of physical beast as either, he is still unbelievably powerful."I played with him at Northampton and he is a freak around the park"
"I played with him at Northampton and he is a freak around the park in terms of his ball carrying and England will look to get his hands on the ball early, give him a carry and get them moving forward.
"Not only is he a decent carrier, he also has great athleticism so whether he is used in the line-out, getting around the park or making contributions at the breakdown he is a tough cookie and has raw power.
"Teimana will cope with the step up in class on Sunday, he has spent time at Northampton with Calum Clark, and Tom Wood, he’s come up through the system and with the coaching he has had and the confidence he would have gained by being named in the Premiership Team of the Year, I see him as being someone who will relish playing in front of 80,000 people and going flat out.
"Having Dylan Hartley there, who he has a strong relationship with, will help also help him out."He is a hard-nosed traditional Welsh flanker"
"Ross Moriarty had a decent season at Gloucester. He is not necessarily as experienced as some of the other guys in the Welsh back row and the challenge for him is to oust people like Justin Tipuric, Dan Lydiate, Sam Warburton – those guys on the flank who are tried and tested. Moriarty will want to put a marker down against this fresh lad from Northampton.
"Moriarty is a very good ball carrier and is a pain in the backside at the breakdown and he is a hard-nosed traditional Welsh flanker. He carries, he hits and he makes a mess at the breakdown and Tei will have his work cut out."
(Teimana Harrison: 23, uncapped, 0 tries. Ross Moriarty: 22, five caps, two tries)
JOE LAUNCHBURY v ALUN WYN JONES
"Alun Wyn Jones will be wanting to put a marker down coming back from injury, he will want to stamp his authority on the game and show what a legend he is."Alun Wyn Jones is a leader on the park and he'll be talking at every breakdown"
"Joe Launchbury has had a great season at Wasps but with England he has fallen down the pecking order because of George Kruis and Maro Itoje’s form. For both England’s second-row pairing it is a big game as they look to prove themselves to Eddie Jones ahead of the summer tour.
"They are quite different characters, Alun Wyn Jones is a leader on the park and he’ll be talking at every breakdown and scrum. He’ll be high on the verbals, getting the front row going and the forward unit switched on. Joe Launchbury is more of a quiet assassin and he will go about his work quietly. He won’t necessarily be talking much but he gets through a whole lot of work for a big unit.
"They are both very powerful, big men, so when you run into them you know about it."
(Joe Launchbury: 25, 31 caps, two tries. Alun Wyn Jones: 30, 98 caps, eight tries)
MARLAND YARDE V GEORGE NORTH
"With question marks over his selection ahead of Chris Ashton, Marland Yarde will have a lot of attention on him on Sunday and he will be up against a big opponent in George North."With question marks over his selection, Marland Yarde will have a lot of attention on him on Sunday"
"With Wales wanting to play an expansive game they’ll look to get his hands on the ball as much as possible – there will be a big onus on Marland to defend properly and the pressure will be on. Marland is a very confident character and with the ball in hand he is strong and can create something out of nothing.
"Sunday will be a great litmus test for Eddie Jones to see how Marland copes with one of the biggest and fastest wingers in international rugby."
(Marland Yarde: 24, seven caps, four tries. George North: 24, 60 caps, 27 tries)