Wales journey to play England at Gloucester’s Kingsholm Stadium on Saturday afternoon within the third spherical of the Girls’s Six Nations.
Ioan Cunningham’s Wales facet, the Crimson Roses and France are the one sides with 100% successful data within the competitors thus far, with Wales coming from behind for each of their wins in opposition to Eire (27-19) and Scotland (24-19). Reigning champions England, ranked the very best facet on this planet, sit prime of the desk having thrashed Italy 74-0 final outing after a 57-5 rout of Scotland in rout one.
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Nevertheless, regardless of Wales’ upturn in kind and outcomes, followers ought to bear in mind they face a well-oiled England machine which has been absolutely skilled for 3 years, whereas Wales solely began their skilled chapter – with 12 full-time and 12 part-time – contracts being introduced in on the flip of this yr.
This is all the things you should know concerning the match:
What time is England v Wales Girls Six Nations kick-off?
England v Wales kicks off at 4.45pm on Saturday, April 9. The match is being staged at Gloucester’s Kingsholm Stadium. Observe dwell England v Wales rating updates right here.
What TV channel is England v Wales on? What about dwell streaming?
England v Wales is being broadcast dwell on BBC Two and BBC Two Wales. Viewers will be capable to dwell stream protection through the app or BBC iPlayer. You will additionally be capable to discover dwell updates on WalesOnline from Saturday afternoon.
What is the England v Wales group information?
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England : 15. Abby Dow, 14. Jess Breach, 13. Emily Scarratt, 12. Helena Rowland, 11. Sarah McKenna, 10. Zoe Harrison, 9. Lucy Packer, 1. Vickii Cornborough, 2. Lark Davies, 3. Sarah Bern, 4. Poppy Cleall, 5. Abbie Ward, 6. Alex Matthews, 7. Marlie Packer, 8. Sarah Hunter (capt).
Replacements : 16. Connie Powell, 17. Maud Muir, 18. Shaunagh Brown, 19. Rosie Galligan, 20. Vicky Fleetwood, 21. Natasha Hunt, 22. Amber Reed, 23. Ellie Kildunne.
Wales : 15. Kayleigh Powell, 14. Lisa Neumann, 13. Hannah Jones, 12. Kerin Lake, 11. Jasmine Joyce, 10. Robyn Wilkins, 9. Ffion Lewis, 1. Gwenllian Pyrs, 2. Carys Phillips, 3. Donna Rose, 4. Sisilia Tuipulotu, 5. Gwen Crabb, 6. Siwan Lillicrap (capt), 7. Alisha Butchers, 8. Sioned Harries.
Replacements : 16. Kelsey Jones, 17. Cara Hope, 18. Cerys Hale, 19. Alex Callender, 20. Bethan Lewis, 21. Keira Bevan, 22. Elinor Snowsill, 23. Natalia John.
Who’s the England v Wales referee?
Referee: Julianne Zussman (Canada)
Assistants: Hollie Davidson (Scotland) and Maria Latos (Germany)
TMO: Matteo Liperini (Italy)
What have the coaches stated?
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England head coach Simon Middleton: “We’re happy with our performances to this point and this weekend offers one other alternative for different gamers to step up. Choice has been very robust and I do know some gamers will probably be bitterly disenchanted to not have made the line-up. We stated all alongside we might rotate the squad and we have now once more this week with one other eight both positional or personnel modifications within the beginning line-up alone.
“Nevertheless, that additionally got here with the requirement of coaching properly sufficient to benefit choice. Some gamers have pulled up somewhat in need of that mark and given the extreme aggressive nature of the squad you simply can’t afford to not be at your finest. On the identical time that doesn’t essentially rule them out of the remainder of the competitors or any squad going ahead. These choices relaxation with them and the way they react to the frustration of not making the squad this time round.
“Wales’ new contracts have galvanised and lifted their group and that’s proven within the nature of their performances and two wins out of two to this point. They’ve regarded properly organised and have completed sturdy in each video games, that’s testimony to the work Ioan (Cunningham) and his employees group have put in and naturally the angle of the gamers. It’s nice to see and makes for a top-class recreation and a stadium that will probably be bouncing. A very good variety of their gamers play their membership rugby within the Allianz Premier 15s and so they have some actual expertise.”
Wales head coach Ioan Cunningham: “We’re excited by this massive problem in opposition to the primary group on this planet. On common, they’re scoring about eight tries a match so we’re in little doubt concerning the extent of the duty. Nevertheless, we need to compete with the very best groups on this planet so this can be a nice alternative for us to check ourselves and progress.
“We’re pleased with the best way we got here again to win each our first two video games however we should begin higher and get our penalty depend down. They’re two of our work-ons plus we have to convert any scoring alternatives.
“The gamers prepare and play with and in opposition to the England gamers week-in, week-out so whereas we respect the facet, there may be familiarity, not concern.
“We’re wanting ahead to taking part in at Gloucester. Ten of our matchday squad are Gloucester-Hartpury gamers and it will likely be incredible to play in entrance of an enormous crowd there which can hopefully embrace some Welsh voices too.”
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