England vs Wales rugby: Kick-off time, TV channel, stay stream free and groups
ENGLAND want to preserve their Six Nations title hopes alive as they host fierce rivals Wales at Twickenham TODAY.
The Red Rose had been narrowly defeated 20-17 away to Scotland in a sport they dominated.
But they bounced again by beating Italy to nil in Rome the next week.
Wales in the meantime acquired their title defence off to the worst doable begin as they had been hammered 29-7 in Ireland.
But they picked up a vital 20-17 win over Scotland in Cardiff the next week.
However, the Dragons’ file at Twickenham leaves loads to be desired as they have not received there since their well-known 28-26 Rugby World Cup triumph in 2015.
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What time does England vs Wales kick off?
- England tackle Wales on Saturday, February 26 – TODAY.
- The match kicks off at 4.45pm.
- It takes place at Twickenham.
- When the edges met final 12 months, Wales triumphed 40-24 in Cardiff.
What TV channel is England vs Wales on and may I stay stream it?
- England vs Wales is stay on ITV.
- Coverage commences at 4pm – 45 minutes earlier than kick-off.
- To stream the sport stay, head to the ITV Hub.
- To watch in Welsh, head to S4C.
Backs: 15 Freddie Steward, 14 Max Malins, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Joe Marchant, 11 Jack Nowell, 10 Marcus Smith, 9 Harry Randall
Forwards: 8 Alex Dombrandt, 7 Tom Curry, 6 Courtney Lawes (captain), 5 Maro Itoje, 4 Charlie Ewels, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 1 Ellis Genge.
Backs: 15 Liam Williams, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Owen Watkin, 12 Nick Tompkins, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Dan Biggar (captain), 9 Tomos Williams.
Forwards: 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Taine Basham, 6 Ross Moriarty, 5 Adam Beard, 4 Will Rowlands, 3 Tomas Francis, 2 Ryan Elias, 1 Wyn Jones.
Welcome to England vs Wales
This is the age-old match up with two of the fiercest rivals within the sport, either side are on the lookout for back-to-back Six Nations wins after returning to profitable methods in spherical two.
Northampton Saints team-mates Courtney Lawes and Dan Biggar will captain each groups right this moment, the primary time within the historical past of this fixture that each captains have come from the identical membership.
Wales have solely received twice at Twickenham in Six Nations historical past, within the Grand Slam campaigns of 2008 and 2012.
Manu Tuilagi has been withdrawn from the unique beginning XV because of a late hamstring damage, Wales will be capable of name upon fit-again again row ahead Taulupe Faletau.
Ben Youngs is about to win his 115th cap changing into England’s most capped males’s participant of all time, though he’ll want to take action from the bench right this moment.
England have received their final 4 residence video games towards Wales within the Guinness Six Nations.
The final time the rivals went head-to-head in entrance of a packed-out stadium it was a basic with England profitable 33-30 regardless of a Manu Tuilagi crimson card.
England have misplaced simply two of their final 24 properties video games within the Guinness Six Nations (W21, D1) with solely Ireland (2018) and Scotland (2021) wining at Twickenham.
Get your drinks in
The suspense for right this moment’s sport between England and Wales is intense.
Tickets have already bought out for the conflict, and supporters of their droves welcomed England’s crew into Wembley.
But followers who could not get a ticket for England’s HQ had been undeterred, and swathes had been seen at a Guinness bar on the brink of watch the match that begins in underneath an hour.
The boys arrive
England’s squad have arrived at Wembley forward of their match towards Wales.
The crew had been welcomed by a swath of England supporters who chanted passionately because the crew entered the stadium.
Eddie Jone’s males had been donning white tops and black bottoms throughout their rapturous reception.
They’ll be hoping the nation’s supporters can sustain their enthusiasm all through the match to spur them to victory.
Final England line-up revealed.
England have revealed how they will line up towards Wales right this moment.
There’s not lengthy left till the British neighbours do battle.
And this is how England will go into the match.
Woodward’s prediction for match
Sir Clive Woodward has predicted that England will trounce Wales in right this moment’s conflict.
The England icon mentioned: “Many had been predicting a detailed sport however I used to be anticipating England to win by 30 factors or extra.
“Why am I so assured? Because England have lastly chosen a crew able to taking part in rugby within the quick lane and scoring tries shortly.
“If they’ll achieve ascendancy they’ll construct a rating shortly.”
Sold out seats
England will tackle Wales at a sold-out Wembley stadium.
It’s been 721 days since England’s HQ performed hosts to followers however there have been no points filling out the world’s 90,000 seats.
For followers that will not be capable of make it to Wembley, ITV will probably be exhibiting the most effective of British contest stay at 4.45pm.
In want of Smith to thrive
Ex-England captain Dylan Hartley reckons Wales’ back-three could be doing nice if they’d Marcus Smith with them.
In a joint interview with Wales icon Sam Warburton for The Times, Hartley mused: “I knew your [Wales] DNA however with Pivac, seeing what he did at Scarlets, it isn’t the identical with Wales.
“Every crew can play out the again however you want that punch — what Jamie Roberts might present, what Manu [Tuilagi] would have delivered to England earlier than damage dominated him out. You have gotten to have that.
“Against Scotland, England performed a few of what I’d name ‘captain’s run rugby’.
“They went by way of the phases, stored the ball, it appeared good however they by no means actually acquired by way of or across the Scots and transformed that possession into factors.
“If you set Wales’s again three into England’s crew now, with the way in which Marcus Smith is taking part in, then they’d thrive.”
Sinck the ship
England star Kyle Sinckler will obtain his fiftieth Test cap towards Wales right this moment.
He’s come alongside method since getting his first cap in 2016 when England took on South Africa.
Sinckler was then a part of England’s 2017 Six Nations profitable crew after they beat Auld Enemy Scotland with a 61-21 victory.
Wales have didn’t win at Wembley for a decade within the Six Nations.
However, the Welsh have obtained a serious increase with the return of Taulupe Faletau and Josh Adams.
England alternatively have been dealt a late blow with the absence of Manu Tuilagi because of a hamstring damage.
England rugby stand with Ukraine
England have shared their help for Ukraine amid Russia’s invasion of the nation.
In a tweet, the England crew introduced that they together with right this moment’s opponents Wales condemn Russia’s actions.
And England additionally let Ukraine know that they stand with them in these tough time.
Wales’ crew to play England
Forwards: 1 Wyn Jones, 2 Ryan Elias, 3 Tomas Francis, 4 Will Rowlands, 5 Adam Beard, 6 Ross Moriarty, 7 Taine Basham, 8 Taulupe Faletau.
Backs: 9 Tomos Williams, 10 Dan Biggar, 11 Josh Adams, 12 Nick Tompkins, 13 Owen Watkin, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 15 Liam Williams.
16 Dewi Lake, 17 Gareth Thomas, 19 Leon Brown, 20 Seb Davies, 20 Jac Morgan, 21 Kieran Hardy, 22 Gareth Anscombe, 23 Jonathan Davies
Six Nations desk
Here’s how each groups fare within the championships forward of right this moment’s essential battle.
England path leaders France by three factors in second place at this stage of the proceedings.
While Wales languish simply above bottom-placed Italy within the rankings.
Possible England crew to face Wales
Forwards: 1 Ellis Genge, 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 4 Charlie Ewels, 5 Maro Itoje, 6 Courtney Lawes (C), 7 Tom Curry, 7 Alex Dombrandt
Backs: 9 Harry Randall, 10 Marcus Smith, 11 Jack Nowell, 12 Henry Slade, 13 Elliot Daly/Joe Marchant, 14 Max Malins, 15 Freddie Steward
16 Jamie George, 17 Joe Marler, 18 Will Stuart, 19 Nick Isiekwe, 20 Sam Simmonds, 21 Ben Youngs, 22 George Ford, 23-Elliot Daly/Joe Marchant.