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Eddie Jones’ side will play two matches at Twickenham in the Guinness Six Nations 2022. England will take on Wales on Saturday 26 February. Wayne Pivac’s Wales, the defending champions, arrive in south west London to take on Eddie Jones’ England at Twickenham in round three of the 2022 Guinness Six Nations.

The Welsh have not won at Twickenham in the Six Nations Championship since 2012, with England enjoying four successive victories.

This year, England bounced back from their 20-17 opening-round defeat to Scotland at Murrayfield with a 33-0 shut-out victory over Italy in Rome.

Wales, meanwhile, responded to a heavy 29-7 drubbing by Ireland to beat Scotland 20-17 in Cardiff.

What is the match?

An historic rugby rivalry, England v Wales in front of a full house at Twickenham. A total of 137 matches have been played between these two sides since their first-ever meeting in 1881, with England winning 65 times, Wales 60, plus 12 draws.

When is England v Wales?

Saturday, February 26.

What time is kick-off?

4.45pm GMT.

What TV channel is England v Wales on?

ITV.

Six Nations 2022 full fixtures

Who is the referee?

  • Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Mathieu Raynal (FFR)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Frank Murphy (IRFU)
  • TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU)

Latest Six Nations squad news

Courtney Lawes has resumed full training in time to reinforce the middle phase of England’s title push.

Lawes was unable to play in the opening two rounds of the tournament because of concussion but has now completed his return to play protocols and comes into contention to face Wales.

As well as restoring the 32 year-old to England’s back row, Eddie Jones must decide whether he should resume in the captaincy role he filled during the autumn.

No 8 Sam Simmonds has resumed full training after a hip injury limited his involvement in England’s three-day fallow week camp in Chelsea.

Bath’s Taulupe Faletau has been called up to the Wales squad.

The back-row forward, who will be available for the remainder of the tournament including matches against France and Italy, replaces Exeter Chiefs’ Christ Tshiunza, who was previously released back to his club following a hamstring injury.

Faletau, who won the last of his 86 caps almost a year ago, has only just returned from seven months out with an ankle injury but has proved his fitness with outings against Wasps and Leicester in the Gallagher Premiership.

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac is currently without the likes of Faletau’s fellow British and Irish Lions Alun Wyn Jones, George North, Ken Owens and Justin Tipuric through injuries.

Manu Tuilagi returns to England squad for crunch Wales match

Manu Tuilagi returns to the 35-player England squad for Saturday’s Six Nations match against Wales.

The squad regrouped at the Honda England Rugby Performance Centre at Pennyhill Park in Bagshot this afternoon [Sunday] as they continue preparations for the Wales game, which will be played at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 26 February (4.45pm KO).

Saturday’s tie with Wales will be England’s first of the Six Nations campaign.

England will need to win their final three matches, starting with Wales at Twickenham on Saturday, to have a chance of claiming the title they have won three times under Eddie Jones and Lions second row Itoje said they were up for it.

“The title is our goal, our mindset,” said Itoje, who started in the back row against Italy in the last round but may return to lock against Wales with Courtney Lawes back in training. “We believe it is still very much in our hands.

Manu Tuilagi

 

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