England vs Wales: Live 2019 Rugby World Cup Watch Online Tv Channel. Follow the latest updates live from the second Rugby World Cup warm-up clash between Wales and England at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff as the hosts look to make up for last weekend’s defeat.
== MATCH INFO ==
Team : England vs Wales Live
Date : Saturday, August 17
England starting XV: Ellis Genge, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Dan Cole, Joe Launchbury, Maro Itoje, Courtney Lawes, Billy Vunipola, Lewis Ludlam, Willi Heinz, George Ford, Piers Francis, Jonathan Joseph, Joe Cokanasiga, Elliot Daly, Anthony Watson
Wales starting XV: Nicky Smith, Ken Owens, Tomas Francis, Jake Ball, Alun-Wyn Jones, Aaron Wainwright, James Davies, Ross Moriarty, Gareth Davies, Dan Biggar, Hadleigh Parkes, Jonathan Davies, Josh Adams, Liam Williams, George North
England pulled off a 33-19 victory at Twickenham last Sunday to kickstart their World Cup preparations, and with games against Ireland and Italy to come, a second consecutive victory over Wales would send out a strong statement to their rivals in Japan.
But Wales will want to show their best this afternoon after not quite hitting top gear last weekend, and with Warren Gatland sticking with the bulk of the squad that lost out in London, they have the chance to gain retribution. Follow the live action below.
Wales will be looking for revenge following last weekend’s defeat at Twickenham, but they have been forced into three changes through injury as Gareth Anscombe, Adam Beard and Justin Tipuric are all absent through injury. Dan Biggar starts at fly-half in Anscombe’s absence, while Jake Ball starts at lock and James Davies at flanker, meaning that the Davies brother both start a Test for the first time as Jonathan is named at outside centre.
England have also made three changes, with Tom Curry ruled out with the shoulder injury that he suffered last weekend. Courtney Lawes comes into the back-row as Lewis Ludlam moves to the openside, while Maro Itoje replaces Charlie Ewels in the second-row and Ruaridh McConnochie comes into the back line to make his debut.
However, England have a doubt over McConnochie once again this week due to muscle soreness, and a decision on his inclusion will be made this morning with Jonny May and Anthony Watson on stand-by.
We’ll begin our full build-up coverage from 1pm ahead of kick-off at 2:15pm.
Where can I watch it? The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action from 1:15pm, and on Channel 4 from 1:30pm.The match will also be brought to you live by The Independent.