International round-up - 4 Wasps in England squad to face Wales

Date: 21 Feb 2019


Brad Shields returns from injury to be named on the bench for England in their Guinness Six Nations match against Wales on Saturday in Cardiff (kick-off 4.45pm, live on BBC).

Wasps teammate Elliot Daly starts at full back for England while Joe Launchbury and Dan Robson are also named among the replacements as Eddie Jones’ men look to make it three wins from three.

Jones has made two changes to the starting XV following injuries to Chris Ashton (Sale Sharks) and Mako Vunipola (Saracens) with Exeter Chiefs pair Jack Nowell selected on the right wing and Ben Moon at loosehead prop.

Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby) and Brad Shields (Wasps) are included in the match-day 23 for the first time this tournament while Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers) and Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs) are named as finishers.

Owen Farrell (Saracens) will captain England who have won their last five Six Nations matches against Wales.

Watch Wales v England in Hall 3 at Ricoh Arena following Wasps' clash with Sale Sharks! 

England starting XV (509 caps)
15 Elliot Daly (Wasps, 27 caps)
14 Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 31 caps)
13 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 19 caps)
12 Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers, 29 caps)
11 Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 42 caps)
10 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 67 caps) (captain)
9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 82 caps)
1 Ben Moon (Exeter Chiefs, 5 caps)
2 Jamie George (Saracens, 34 caps)
3 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 19 caps)
4 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 70 caps)
5 George Kruis (Saracens, 29 caps)
6 Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons, 10 caps)
7 Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 7 caps)
8 Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 38 caps)

Finishers (147 caps)
16 Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 9 caps)
17 Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 6 caps)
18 Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs, 16 caps)
19 Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 55 caps)
20 Brad Shields (Wasps, 5 caps)
21 Dan Robson (Wasps, 1 cap)
22 George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 53 caps)
23 Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby, 2 caps)

England Under 20s

Wasps Academy back row Tom Willis has been named as captain for England Under 20s as they face Wales in Friday's Six Nations clash at Colwyn Bay (kick-off 19.05, live on S4C).

With several players retained by Premiership clubs for this weekend’s domestic fixtures Head Coach Steve Bates has made seven changes to the side that defeated France in the second round of the U20 Six Nations Championship.

In the pack prop Alfie Petch will make his England U20s debut with flanker Richard Capstick the other change in the forwards.

There is a new half-back pairing with scrum half Ollie Fox starting alongside Kieran Wilkinson who also makes his U20s debut.

There is a debut for outside centre Connor Doherty, while inside him Tom de Glanville starts his first U20s game.

Wing Ollie Hassell-Collins is the other debutant for the clash in north Wales with England captained by number eight Willis on Friday.

England opened their Six Nations campaign with defeat in Ireland, before victory against France at Exeter’s Sandy Park.

England U20s
15. Josh Hodge (Newcastle Falcons)
14. Ollie Sleightholme (Northampton Saints)
13. Connor Doherty (Sale Sharks)
12. Tom de Glanville (Bath Rugby)
11. Ollie Hassell-Collins (London Irish)
10. Kieran Wilkinson (Sale Sharks)
9. Ollie Fox (Yorkshire Academy)
1. Olly Adkins (Gloucester Rugby)
2. Nic Dolly (Sale Sharks)
3. Alfie Petch (Exeter Chiefs)
4. Joel Kpoku (Saracens)
5. Alex Coles (Northampton Saints)
6. Richard Capstick (Exeter Chiefs)
7. Aaron Hinkley (Gloucester Rugby)
8. Tom Willis (Wasps) (c)

16. Samson Ma'asi (Northampton Saints)
17. Kai Owen (Worcester Warriors)
18. Jack Bartlett (Gloucester Rugby)
19. James Scott (Worcester Warriors)
20. Rusiate Tuima (Exeter Chiefs)
21. Sam Maunder (Exeter Chiefs)
22. Manu Vunipola (Saracens)
23. Jack Reeves (Gloucester Rugby)

England U20 Six Nations fixtures:
Ireland 35-27 England
England 31-19 France
Wales v England, Friday, 22 February, KO 19.05 GMT – live on S4C, ZipWorld Stadium, Colwyn Bay. For tickets, please visit:
England v Italy, Friday, 8 March, KO 19.45 – live on Sky Sports, Goldington Road, Bedford. For tickets, please visit:
England v Scotland, Friday, 15 March, KO 19.45 – live on Sky Sports, Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton. For tickets, please visit:



Wasps back Michele Campagnaro is named at outside centre for Italy's clash with Ireland at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday (kick-off 3pm GMT).


15 Jayden HAYWARD (Benetton Rugby, 14 caps)
14 Edoardo PADOVANI (Zebre Rugby Club, 17 caps)
13 Michele CAMPAGNARO (Wasps, 40 caps)
12 Luca MORISI (Benetton Rugby, 22 caps)
11 Angelo ESPOSITO (Benetton Rugby, 17 caps)
10 Tommaso ALLAN (Benetton Rugby, 45 caps)
9 Tito TEBALDI (Benetton Rugby, 29 caps) 
1 Andrea LOVOTTI (Zebre Rugby Club, 31 caps)
2 Leonardo GHIRALDINI (Stade Toulousian, 101 caps) (c)
3 Simone FERRARI (Benetton Rugby, 19 caps)
4 Federico RUZZA (Benetton Rugby, 9 caps)
5 Dean BUDD (Benetton Rugby, 18 caps)
6 Jimmy TUIVAITI (Zebre Rugby Club, 2 caps)
7 Maxime MBANDA’ (Zebre Rugby Club, 15 caps)
8 Abraham Jurgens STEYN (Benetton Rugby, 27 caps)

16 Luca BIGI (Benetton Rugby, 17 caps)
17 Cherif TRAORE' (Benetton Rugby, 7 caps)
18 Tiziano PASQUALI (Benetton Rugby, 15 caps)
19 David SISI (Zebre Rugby Club, 2 caps)
20 Alessandro ZANNI (Benetton Rugby, 109 caps)
21 Guglielmo PALAZZANI (Zebre Rugby Club, 30 caps)
22 Ian MCKINLEY (Benetton Rugby, 6 caps) 
23 Tommaso CASTELLO (Zebre Rugby Club, 16 caps)