England v Wales, Six Nations 2024: Kick-off time today, how to watch and latest news

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England and Wales meet at Twickenham Stadium in the second round of the 2024 Guinness Six Nations.

The visitors have not won in south west London in the Six Nations since 2012 and have only two wins in the past seven meetings between the two sides.

The teams go into Saturday’s highly-anticipated match on the back of contrasting opening-weekend results. England edged Italy 27-24 in Rome, while a thrilling Wales comeback against Scotland fell just short, the hosts losing 27-26 in Cardiff.

When is England v Wales?

England and Wales meet today. The match kicks off at 4.45pm (GMT).

Where is England v Wales taking place?

Twickenham, the home of English rugby. In the build-up, Warren Gatland, the Wales head coach, said that the stadium does not intimidate him. Jamie George, the England captain, has told his team to change that.

How to watch England v Wales on TV

The match will be broadcast live on ITV.

Who is the referee?

The match will be refereed by New Zealander James Doleman. Telegraph Sport has also published a full guide to all the referees at this year’s tournament.

What is the team news?


Ellis Genge training with England
Ellis Genge is back on the bench - Getty Images/Dan Mullan

England have named an unchanged team for the first time in four years. Head coach Steve Borthwick has retained the same starting XV and bench originally announced for the 27-24 victory over Italy in round one following prop Ellis Genge’s recovery from a foot injury.

Genge, who had been named on the bench, was ruled out of the Stadio Olimpico opener on the morning of the game but has been passed fit for Saturday. Beno Obano deputised at loosehead in Genge’s absence and now drops out of the matchday 23 altogether.

Jamie George will lead the team out at Twickenham for the first time since being named as Owen Farrell’s successor as captain.

Five players made their Test debuts against Italy – Ethan Roots, Fraser Dingwall, Chandler Cunningham-South, Fin Smith and Immanuel Feyi-Waboso – and have the opportunity to press their claim for ongoing selection.

Roots was named man of the match in Rome after a blockbusting display at blindside flanker while for the first time Feyi-Waboso will be facing the nation of his birth.


George North training with Wales
George North will make his 50th Six Nations appearance - Getty Images/David Rogers

Warren Gatland has made seven changes to his starting line-up. Centre George North returns from injury for his 50th Six Nations appearance, lining up alongside Nick Tompkins in midfield.

Fly-half Sam Costelow, who went off injured during the first-half of Wales’ 27-26 loss to Scotland, is replaced by Ioan Lloyd, with Tomos Williams at scrum-half.

Gatland has also selected a new front-row of Gareth Thomas, Elliot Dee and Keiron Assiratti, with Cardiff flanker Alex Mann handed a first Wales start following his try-scoring appearance off the bench against Scotland.

Uncapped Bath prop Archie Griffin has been named on the bench, where he is joined by Racing 92 lock Will Rowlands.

Rowlands linked up with the Wales squad earlier this week after his partner recently gave birth, while there are also chances among the replacements for Dragons pair Taine Basham and Cai Evans, who is the son of former Wales captain Ieuan Evans.

North has recovered from a shoulder problem to face England, with Lloyd now starting following an outstanding contribution after taking over from Costelow against Scotland.

Mann’s promotion to the starting line-up was expected following Botham’s withdrawal from the squad because of a knee injury.

Williams, Dee and Assiratti, meanwhile, all made major contributions after being introduced for the second 40 minutes last Saturday.

Wales XV: Winnett; Dyer, North, Tompkins, Adams; Lloyd, Williams; G Thomas, Dee, Assiratti, Jenkins (capt), Beard, Mann, Reffell, Wainwright.

Replacements: Elias, Domachowski, Griffin, Rowlands, Basham, Hardy, Evans, Grady.

When did England and Wales last win the Six Nations?

England last won the Six Nations in 2020, with Wales winning the title a year later in 2021.

England’s last Grand Slam was in 2016 and Wales’ was in 2019.

England’s last Triple Crown was in 2020. Wales’ was in 2021.

England and Wales’ Six Nations squads

What was the score last year?

Last year’s Six Nations saw England beat Wales in Cardiff, 20-10.

What are the latest odds?

  • England to win: 1/5

  • Wales to win: 4/1

  • Draw: 28/1

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