England squad. Photo Courtesy/RFU

England, Wales name squads for Autumn Nations date


England and Wales have released match day squads that will face off at Parc y Scarlets on Saturday.

George Ford returns to the starting line-up at fly half, after returning from injury in last week’s 18-7 win over Ireland as Ben Youngs continues as scrum half.

Ford’s presence sees captain Owen Farrell move to inside centre with Henry Slade at outside centre.

England men’s joint second highest try scorer  Jonny May continues at left wing while Jonathan Joseph is on the right wing. Elliot Daly retains his place at full back.

England name an unchanged forward pack. In the back row, Billy Vunipola will play at No.8, with Tom Curry and Sam Underhill as flankers.

Mako Vunipola, Kyle Sinckler and Jamie George make up the front row. Maro Itoje remains at lock with Joe Launchbury to complete the tight five.

The hosts Wales, Captain Alun Wyn Jones returns to the starting line-up and will partner Jake Ball in the second-row. The front row has front-row of Wyn Jones, Ryan Elias and Samson Lee.

Shane and James Botham join Taulupe Faletau in the back-row.

Lloyd Williams will partner Dan Biggar at half-back with the centre pairing remaining unchanged from the victory over Georgia last weekend.

Josh Adams, Louis Rees-Zammit and Leigh Halfpenny make up the back-three.

Wales: 15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Louis Rees-Zammit, 13 Nick Tompkins, 12 Johnny Williams, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Lloyd Williams, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 James Botham, 6 Shane Lewis-Hughes, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c), 4 Jake Ball, 3 Samson Lee, 2 Ryan Elias, 1 Wyn Jones

Replacements: 16 Elliot Dee, 17 Rhys Carre, 18 Tomas Francis, 19 Will Rowlands, 20 Aaron Wainwright, 21 Rhys Webb, 22 Callum Sheedy, 23 Owen Watkin

England: 15 Elliot Daly, 14 Jonathan Joseph, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Jonny May, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Sam Underhill, 6 Tom Curry, 5 Joe Launchbury, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Jamie George, 1 Mako Vunipola

Replacements: 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17 Ellis Genge, 18 Will Stuart, 19 Jonny Hill, 20 Ben Earl, 21 Jack Willis, 22 Dan Robson, 23 Anthony Watson

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