Rugby Union: Six Saracens players in England matchday squad for Six Nations clash with Wales

Saracens Owen Farrell (pic Nigel French/PA)

Saracens Owen Farrell (pic Nigel French/PA) - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

North Londoners well represented in England team for Saturday’s game

Saracens will again have three players in the starting XV for England against Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday after head coach Eddie Jones made just two changes.

Owen Farrell, Mako Vunipola and Maro Itoje have all retained their starting berths following last weekend’s 46-15 win in Italy.

The only two changes see Jonathan Joseph replace Ben Te’o at outside centre and Danny Care coming in for the injured Ben Youngs at scrum half.

Youngs’ injury has led to a recall to the bench for Richard Wigglesworth of Saracens, who last played a competitive game for England at the 2015 World Cup.


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Wigglesworth is joined among the replacements by fellow Saracens players Jamie George and George Kruis, all of whom will hope to feature against Wales.

England XV to face Wales: Brown; Watson, Joseph, Farrell, May; Ford, Care; Vunipola, Hartley, Cole, Launchbury, Itoje, Lawes, Robshaw, Simmonds.

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Replacements: George, Hepburn, Williams, Kruis, Underhill, Wigglesworth, Te’o, Nowell.

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