By Aidanb
#1813
England starting XV v Wales
15 Elliot Daly (Saracens, 31 caps)
14 Ruaridh McConnochie (Bath Rugby, uncapped)
13 Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 41 caps)
12 Piers Francis (Northampton Saints, 5 caps)
11 Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby, 5 caps)
10 George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 56 caps) C
9 Willi Heinz (Gloucester Rugby, 1 cap)
1 Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 10 caps)
2 Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 12 caps)
3 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 86 caps)
4 Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 59 caps)
5 Maro Itoje (Saracens, 27 caps)
6 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 72 caps)
7 Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 1 cap)
8 Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 42 caps)

Finishers
16 Jamie George (Saracens, 37 caps)
17 Joe Marler (Harlequins, 59 caps)
18 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 22 caps)
19 George Kruis (Saracens, 33 caps)
20 Jack Singleton (Saracens, 1 cap)
21 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 86 caps)
22 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 70 caps)
23 Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers, 33 caps)
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By Doddies left boot
#1817
4 Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 59 caps)
5 Maro Itoje (Saracens, 27 caps)
6 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 72 caps)
7 Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 1 cap

seems a strange combination. Ludlam is understandable, but with some refs the other 3 are penalty machines.
Mark may be carrying a niggle. Most people have him as one of the first names on the team sheet. It is EJ though!
By Oldgrayseadog
#1822
George AND Singleton on the bench with George listed as wearing the replacement hookers shirt.
Singleton needs hooker time not covering the back row as seems likely here following Saturday's enforced "out of position" debut.
I get Curry being excluded with a shoulder/arm injury but is Wilson also injured?
Still worried about only two scrum halves in the squad bearing in mind that once at the WC if one gets injured and a call up is needed the injured player is not allowed to play in the rest of the competition!
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By poyntonshark
#1839
Very likely that if we get an injury to one of the 9's or 3's then EJ will sacrifice from elsewhere, probably McConnochie (assuming no back 3 injury crisis) and hope the 9/3 recovers too.

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