England face a must-win game in this Six Nations this afternoon as they travel to Cardiff to take on old rivals Wales.
After getting off to a nightmare start with Calcutta Cup defeat to Scotland on the opening weekend, Eddie Jones’ men got their campaign up and running with a routine victory over Italy a fortnight ago but today’s clash is surely make or break for their hopes of defending their title.
Jones was hit by the news that Courtney Lawes is out for the rest of the tournament because of a pectoral injury, and the England boss has made two changes to his side, with Jamie George and Mark Wilson recalled to the starting XV.
Wales have won their opening two games against Scotland and Ireland and know that victory this afternoon – with a poor Italy side to come next – would put them in a terrific position, with a potential last-day decider against France on the horizon.
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Hello and welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of the Six Nations clash between Wales and England.
Kick-off is at 4.45pm. England need to win.