England v Wales Odds from Six Nations : Punters eye Welsh victory at Twickenham in key rugby clash this afternoon
The latest England v Wales odds from the Six Nations, plus betting as punters eye a shock Wales victory in the rugby at 6/4.
England will bid to add to the Triple Crown to their Calcutta Cup when they take on defending six nations Champions Wales later today.
Following wins over Scotland and Ireland, Stuart Lancaster’s men have moved into contention to win the Six Nations title but they face a stern test of their credentials at Twickenham.
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Wales were convincing victors when the two sides met in Cardiff last year, running out 30-3 winners however they face a much harder task this time round as Lancaster’s men have matured in the intervening 12 months.
While England are the new boys on the block in terms of experience, Wales are old hands at this level. The Welsh team that will run on to the field of play on Sunday will have more than double the number of caps of the England and will contain 12 British and Irish Lions compared the solitary one, Owen Farrell, that England boasts.
With bragging rights, trophies and pride all at stake the game promises to be an intriguing and exciting affair. The English physicality that ultimately proved too much for the Irish will need to on display again if Lancaster and his men are to live up to the growing hype but this Wales team has been there time and time before and they showed against France just how good they can be.
As expected after tough clashes last time out, both sides have made changes to their starting XV’s.
England have brought in Ben Morgan coming in for the injured Billy Vunipola, with Exeter flanker Tom Johnson, who won his previous cap in 2012, takes Morgan’s spot on the bench.
Wales meanwhile will have Jonathan Davies in the side for the first time since November. The British and Irish Lion has played just 80 minutes of rugby since he was injured against South Africa in the autumn series but he will feature on Saturday.
The return of Davies will see the resumption of his partnership with Jamie Roberts with George North moving to the wing and Liam Williams dropping to the replacements.
In total Wales coach Warren Gatland makes three changes from the side that beat France with Alun Wyn Jones back after injury and Jake Ball coming in for the injured Luke Chateris.
Wales have won the past three meetings between the two sides, but have not won four in 25 years while they have not claimed back to back wins at Twickenham since 1978.
England : 15-Mike Brown, 14-Jack Nowell, 13-Luther Burrell, 12-Billy Twelvetrees, 11-Jonny May, 10-Owen Farrell, 9-Danny Care; 1-Joe Marler, 2-Dylan Hartley, 3-David Wilson, 4-Joe Launchbury, 5-Courtney Lawes, 6-Tom Wood, 7-Chris Robshaw (captain), 8-Ben Morgan
Replacements: 16-Tom Youngs, 17-Mako Vunipola, 18-Henry Thomas, 19-Dave Attwood, 20-Tom Johnson, 21-Lee Dickson, 22-George Ford, 23-Alex Goode
Wales : 15-Leigh Halfpenny, 14-Alex Cuthbert, 13-Jonathan Davies, 12-Jamie Roberts, 11-George North, 10-Rhys Priestland,, 9-Rhys Webb; 1-Gethin Jenkins, 2-Richard Hibbard, 3-Adam Jones, 4-Jake Ball, 5-Alun Wyn Jones, 6-Dan Lydiate, 7-Sam Warburton (capt), 8-Taulupe Faletau
Replacements: Ken Owens, Paul James, Rhodri Jones, Andrew Coombs, Justin Tipuric, Mike Phillips, Dan Biggar, Liam Williams