He will be back ! The third row wing Courtney Lawes will find the XV of England for the reception of Wales during the 3rd day of the Six Nations Tournament, Saturday February 25 at Twickenham, as announced Thursday by coach Eddie Jones.
First planned in the group, lhe Manu Tuilagi center, absent for three months because of a thigh injury and now affected by a hamstring, will not be able to bring his power to the XV of the Rose. England remain in difficulty in the Tournament after their defeat in Scotland (20-17) in the opening despite their victory against Italy (33-0) in the second match.
We can’t wait for this one!
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The Australian coach of England also recalled Courtney Lawes, who had missed the first two matches of the XV of the Rose in the Tournament because of a concussion suffered in a club match in mid-January, and even entrusted him with the captaincy.
« Courtney was the captain when Owen (Farrell) was unavailable, and it’s only natural that he should be »he explained. « He has a good relationship with the players, who listen to him when he speaks. He is a leader by example. » Lawes « knows what is expected of him in matches like the one against Wales »supported Eddie Jones.
On the occasion of this shock against the Welsh, scrum half Ben Youngs, will become, if he comes into play, the most capped English player in history with 115 selections.
Opposite, Wales warmly welcomes the return of one of its executives, the third center line Taulupe Faletau, but will have to do without its nugget Louis Rees-Zammit, released for this match.
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Here’s your Wales squad to face England at Twickenham in the third round of the #GuinnessSixNations.
➥Diwrnod arbennig i Alex Cuthbert yn cael ei 50fed cap a dychweliad Taulupe Faletau yn Rhif 8 yn Twickenham.#ENGvWAL
— Welsh Rugby Union (@WelshRugbyUnion) February 24, 2022