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Wales v England || ویلز بمقابلہ انگلینڈ

Wales v England || ویلز بمقابلہ انگلینڈ

England’s World Cup countdown begins in earnest on Saturday with their first warm-up match against Wales in Cardiff.

The majority of Borthwick s squad he said, has already been decided, leaving only “one or two places open. Which players therefore need to ensure their spots in the final team Who else requires a strong showing to earn a spot in the starting lineup for the season opener against Argentina on September 9 in Marseille.

Who can force their way into Borthwick s plans

Wales v England || ویلز بمقابلہ انگلینڈ

Max Malins is the lone member of the starting XV from the Premiership final on Saturday, as Borthwick decided to rest some of his important players and give some fresh faces a chance.

While other uncapped forwards Theo Dan and Tom Willis remain on the bench, winger Tom Pearson will make his debut. Leicester Tigers’ George Martin will gain his second cap two years after making his debut as a 19-year-old.

Eddie Jones called Martin a “old-fashioned six” at the time, but later said he might “be able to play lock as well.” He now has his moment in the second row, where his stature and physicality should strengthen England’s forward force, at the age of 22 and as a Premiership winner.

Another young player Jones capped who has struggled to keep his status in the national sides is Bath winger Joe Cokanasiga, who made a try-scoring debut against Japan in 2018 at the age of 21.

Ashton feels that Cokanasiga, 25, will be used by England’s coaching staff in a similar manner to how they used Fijian behemoth Nemani Nadolo while they were at Leicester.
Ashton, who played for Leicester under Borthwick and assistant coaches Kevin Sinfield and Wigglesworth, predicted that England will employ big Joe as a carry option.

Get the ball into his hands, since we’ve seen him misuse it far too frequently while wearing an England jersey.

Kicking game or running rugby

Wales v England || ویلز بمقابلہ انگلینڈ

Playing percentage rugby, or, to put it simply, kicking the ball more often than running with it, helped Borthwick lead Leicester Tigers to the Premiership victory in 2022.

Is Borthwick attempting to combine the two styles with his inclusion against Wales with club teammate Danny Care?

“I think we’ll get a team ready to go first, but I’ll understand if they don’t They have a fantastic kick-chase game to play in any phase beyond the first two or three.

Given that Owen Farrell will start as captain and that Borthwick plans to bring all three of the available fly-halves to France, Smith would be a smart backup option for George Ford.

Gatland protecting ‘expectation

In addition, Ospreys flanker Jac Morgan will serve as Wales’ first captain in place of injured hooker Ken Owens. Gatland has selected three players earning their first international debuts to start against England, with two more players earning their first caps perhaps coming off the bench.

Gatland, 59, has had little success as head coach since taking over again in 2019 after a stellar tenure from 2007 to 2019 that featured three Grand Slams.
Leigh Halfpenny earns his 100th Wales cap at full-back, but picking a young team could provide Gatland “wiggle room” if the game goes poorly.

It’s a wise choice from Wales, said Monye. Of course you would have desired to provide gamers with possibilities and encourage social interaction. It puts out some of the animosity and opinion that has been surrounding Wales for what feels like a long time,” the author says.


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