Wales name strong side to play England

Gethin Jenkins, Jamie Roberts and Sam Warburton line up for Wales

Wales coach Warren Gatland has named his Rugby World cup team to play England at Twickenham in Pool A and included prop Gethin Jenkins who will be playing
in his fourth World Cup.

Front rower Jenkins will be playing in his 16th Rugby World Cup match and will line-up alongside Scott Baldwin and Tomas Francis.

In the second row Bradley Davies and Alun Wyn Jones form make up the rest of the tight five.

Captain Sam Warburton packs down in an all British and Irish Lions back-row with Dan Lydiate and Taulupe Faletau.

Gareth Davies and Dan Biggar are named at half-back with Jamie Roberts and Scott Williams partnering in the centre.

The back-three sees Liam Williams at full-back with George North and Hallam Amos on the wings.

“Saturday is a huge occasion for both teams and for the tournament and we are really looking forward to it,” said Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland.

“Both sides kicked their tournament off with a bonus-point win but we know we will need to step up at Twickenham on Saturday.”

Ken Owens, Aaron Jarvis and Samson Lee are the front-row replacements, with Luke Charteris and Justin Tipuric completing the forwards contingent.

Lloyd Williams, Rhys Priestland and Alex Cuthbert are named as the backs replacements.


Liam Williams, George North, Scott Williams, Jamie Roberts, Hallam Amos, Dan Biggar, Gareth Davies, Gethin Jenkins, Scott Baldwin, Tomas Francis, Bradley
Davies, Alun Wyn Jones, Dan Lydiate, Sam Warburton (Capt), Taulupe Faletau.

Replacements: Ken Owens, Aaron Jarvis, Samson Lee, Luke Charteris, Justin Tipuric, Lloyd Williams, Rhys Priestland, Alex Cuthbert.

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