Joseph replaces Te'o as England make two changes for Wales


With Ben Youngs injured, Danny Care, here tackling Jonathan Joseph in training, gets the chance to start
Six Nations 2018: England v Wales
Venue: Twickenham Date: Saturday, 10 February Kick-off: 16:45 GMT
Coverage: Live radio commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio Wales & BBC Radio Cymru. Live text commentary and report on the BBC website and app.

Centre Jonathan Joseph returns to the England starting XV for Saturday’s Six Nations match with Wales in one of two changes from the side that beat Italy.

Bath’s Joseph replaces Ben Te’o, who drops to the bench, and will partner Owen Farrell in England’s midfield.

Scrum-half Danny Care starts in place of the injured Ben Youngs, with Richard Wigglesworth among the replacements.

“We’ll be well prepared and ready to go out there and beat Wales on Saturday,” said head coach Eddie Jones.

Care becomes England’s most capped scrum-half, winning his 78th cap to overtake World Cup winner Matt Dawson.

“Danny Care very much deserves the honour of being the most capped England scrum-half and I am sure he’ll make the most of his opportunity on Saturday,” added Jones.

England team to face Wales: Brown; Watson, Joseph, Farrell, May; Ford, Care; M Vunipola, Hartley, Cole, Launchbury, Itoje, Lawes, Robshaw, Simmonds.

Replacements: George, Hepburn, Williams, Kruis, Underhill, Wigglesworth, Te’o, Nowell

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