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Bath Rugby Trio involved in England v Wales

24 February 2022

Three Bath Rugby players are set to be involved in the mouth-watering clash between England and Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday.

Charlie Ewels will earn his 29th England cap, starting in the second row while Will Stuart has been named as a replacement.

On his return to the Welsh squad, Taulupe Faletau comes straight into the back row for a start of Number 8 – his 87th cap.


England Head Coach Eddie Jones said: “We’ve prepared very well for this game, the squad have really come together on and off the pitch. 

“Wales are a good, tough side and Six Nations champions and it will make for an exciting Test match in front of a full Twickenham crowd.

“We’ve got a talented, young, hungry squad who have trained with real intensity this week.  We’re ready to go at them and can’t wait to play in front of our supporters again."


Wales Head Coach Wayne Pivac said:

“We’re very pleased to have the experienced Toby Faletau back. He’s trained well during the week and got 80 minutes under his belt last week. From our point of view he brings a lot of experience so we’re very excited to have Toby back.

“Clearly everyone loves playing at home and it’s a first home game of the Guinness Six Nations for England. They will be tough opposition, they always are and both teams are still in this competition so there’s a lot at stake. 

“It’s a big game. We had a great result against them last year but we’re going to have to play very, very well to get the same result this year.

“We played well against Scotland, but we’ve challenged the boys to make sure that we have that same effort away from home this week.”


 

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