ENGLAND are ready to step up their Rugby World Cup preparations as they take on Wales in the first of their double-header THIS Saturday.
The Red Rose haven’t competitively stepped foot on the field together since their shock Six Nations defeat to Ireland in March.
England were victorious against Wales last time they played each other[/caption]
And Steve Borthwick will be desperate for his side to put a good run together before England’s opening World Cup Pool D fixture against Argentina.
However, the Welsh have a chip on their shoulder as they also failed to secure a win in their final 2023 Six Nations match.
Furthermore, Warren Gatland‘s men are on an English revenge mission for the last time these two huge sides met each other – a 20-10 win for the visitors in Cardiff.
When is Wales vs England?
- Wales’s mouthwatering Rugby World Cup warm-up match against England will take place on Saturday, August 5.
- It is scheduled to get underway at 5:30pm BST.
- Principality Stadium in Cardiff is the allocated arena for this huge match and it can host approximately 74,500 roaring fans.
- England secured a scrappy 20-10 win when the sides last faced off during the Six Nations.
What TV channel is it on and can it be live streamed?
- The first match of the Wales vs England double-header will be broadcast LIVE on Amazon Prime in the UK.
- A monthly subscription costs viewers £5.99, however, a 30-day FREE trial is also available.
- Fans can stream the entire action through Prime Video’s official website.
- Alternatively, tune into SunSport’s live blog for in-depth coverage.
Wales have been hit with more injury woes as captain Ken Owens has now pulled out of the squad due to an ongoing back injury.
Wales Forwards: Corey Domachowski, Kemsley Mathias, Nicky Smith, Gareth Thomas, Elliot Dee, Ryan Elias, Dewi Lake, Sam Parry, Keiron Assiratti, Tomas Francis, Dillon Lewis, Henry Thomas, Adam Beard, Ben Carter, Rhys Davies, Dafydd Jenkins, Will Rowlands, Christ Tshiunza, Teddy Williams, Taine Basham, Dan Lydiate, Jac Morgan, Taine Plumtree, Tommy Reffell, Aaron Wainwright
Wales Backs: Gareth Davies, Kieran Hardy, Tomos Williams, Gareth Anscombe, Dan Biggar, Sam Costelow, Mason Grady, Max Llewellyn, George North, Nick Tompkins, Keiran Williams, Josh Adams, Rio Dyer, Cai Evans, Leigh Halfpenny, Louis Rees-Zammit, Tom Rogers, Liam Williams.
Billy Vunipola is set to return to the fold soon[/caption]
Elsewhere, England head coach Borthwick has recalled Bevan Rodd to the fold as Billy Vunipola is continuing the rehabilitation process for his knee surgery.
England Forwards: Jamie Blamire, Dan Cole, Tom Curry, Theo Dan, Alex Dombrandt, Ben Earl, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Jonny Hill, Maro Itoje, Courtney Lawes, Lewis Ludlam, Joe Marler, George Martin, Tom Pearson, David Ribbans, Bevan Rodd, Kyle Sinckler, Will Stuart, Jack Willis, Tom Willis
England Backs: Henry Arundell, Danny Care, Joe Cokanasiga, Elliot Daly, Owen Farrell, George Ford, Max Malins, Joe Marchant, Jonny May, Cadan Murley, Guy Porter, Henry Slade, Marcus Smith, Freddie Steward, Manu Tuilagi, Jack van Poortvliet, Anthony Watson, Ben Youngs