RWC 2019 Warm-up II: Wales Team to Play England

Liam Williams

Warren Gatland has named the Wales team to face England in the second Rugby World Cup warm-up match this weekend.

Wales Rugby

15. Liam Williams (Saracens) (56 Caps)
14. George North (Ospreys) (84 Caps)
13. Jonathan Davies (Scarlets) (74 Caps)
12. Hadleigh Parkes (Scarlets) (16 Caps)
11. Josh Adams (Cardiff Blues) (11 Caps)
10. Dan Biggar (Northampton Saints) (71 Caps)
9. Gareth Davies (Scarlets) (42 Caps)
1. Nicky Smith (Ospreys) (29 Caps)
2. Ken Owens (Scarlets) (65 Caps)
3. Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs) (41 Caps)
4. Jake Ball (Scarlets) (33 Caps)
5. Alun Wyn Jones (C) (Ospreys) (126 Caps)
6. Aaron Wainwright (Dragons) (9 Caps)
7. James Davies (Scarlets) (3 Caps)
8. Ross Moriarty (Dragons) (32 Caps)

16. Elliot Dee (Dragons) (19 Caps)
17. Wyn Jones (Scarlets) (13 Caps)
18. Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Blues) (13 Caps)
19. Aaron Shingler (Scarlets) (18 Caps)
20. Josh Navidi (Cardiff Blues) (16 Caps)
21. Aled Davies (Ospreys) (17 Caps)
22. Jarrod Evans (Cardiff Blues) (1 Cap)
23. Owen Watkin (Ospreys) (14 Caps)

Jake Ball comes into the second row, with James Davies playing openside. What do you think?

6 thoughts on “RWC 2019 Warm-up II: Wales Team to Play England

  1. that is such a strong squad, would of thought this would be the time to give to test experience to the wider squad to the whole team is match ready for the world cup

    1. They are still tinkering to find their best back row but have a lot of options here even with Faletau out.
      Backs look very settled but they will need to give Evans a chance to press his claim following Anscombe’s injury
      Front row struggled last week so will be interesting to see how they respond this week

  2. Same issues as last week. The Welsh front & back rows need to get @ least parity. Difference this time is, as in the 6N, they are @ home. That’s what I think.

  3. Another strong team vs another experimental England team.
    Another Gatland gamble – not just on winning but on players not getting injured as well. He’s already lost one
    If Wales don’t win this, where does it leave them in terms of momentum and morale?
    Surely Gatland has made it a must-win game?

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