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England vs Wales LIVE commentary: Rivals meet again in Summer Nations Series – kick-off time, team news and how to follow


Aug 8, 2023
England vs Wales LIVE commentary: Rivals meet again in Summer Nations Series - kick-off time, team news and how to follow


England face Wales this weekend as the rivals clash in the second match of their Summer Nations Series double-header. 

Wales came out on top in the opening game, winning 20-9 after second-half tries from Gareth Davies and George North turned the scores around. 

England were beaten by Wales last weekend


England were beaten by Wales last weekendCredit: Getty

Steve Borthwick’s side were on top at half time but were comfortably beaten at the Principality Stadium in the end and will now be aiming to bounce back. 

The two British nations are continuing their preparations for the 2023 Rugby World Cup. 

They will head across the channel to France for the showpiece tournament later this year with high hopes of earning glory.

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This World Cup warm-up clash will take place on Saturday, August 12. 

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The match at Twickenham is scheduled to get underway at 5:30pm. 

talkSPORT 2 will have live coverage of the game. 

Commentary will come from Andrew McKenna and Rocky Clarke. 

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You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

Steve Borthwick is preparing his side for the World Cup


Steve Borthwick is preparing his side for the World CupCredit: Getty

England vs Wales: Team news 

England have now picked their World Cup squad, so are likely to only pick players that will be heading to France.

This means Joe Cokanasiga, Alex Dombrandt, Guy Porter, Tom Pearson and Henry Slade are unlikely to feature.

Instead, Borthwick will probably choose from the England World Cup squad, which is as follows:


Joe Marler, Bevan Rodd, Kyle Sinckler, Will Stuart, Ellis Genge (vc), Dan Cole, Jamie George, Theo Dan, Jack Walker, Maro Itoje, Ollie Chessum, David Ribbans, George Martin, Ben Earl, Tom Curry, Courtney Lawes (vc), Jack Willis, Lewis Ludlam, Billy Vunipola, Jack van Poortvliet, Danny Care, Ben Youngs, Owen Farrell (c), George Ford, Marcus Smith, Manu Tulagi, Joe Marchant, Ollie Lawrence, Elliot Daly, Max Mallins, Henry Arundell, Freddie Steward, Anthony Watson

And Wales will probably name a similar side to the one that beat England last weekend.


15. Leigh Halfpenny, 14. Louis Rees-Zammit, 13. George North, 12. Max Llewellyn, 11. Rio Dyer, 10. Sam Costelow, 9. Gareth Davies, 1. Corey Domachowski, 2. Ryan Elias, 3. Kieron Assiratti, 4. Dafydd Jenkins, 5. Will Rowlands, 6. Christ Tshiunza, 7. Jac Morgan, 8. Aaron Wainwright


16. Elliot Dee, 17. Nicky Smith, 18. Henry Thomas, 19. Ben Carter, 20. Taine Plumtree, 21. Tomos Williams, 22. Dan Biggar, 23. Mason Grady

England vs Wales: What has been said? 

Speaking after defeat to Wales last weekend, Borthwick said: “We will see this experience as a positive as we continue to build towards the World Cup. 

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“You always want to win a Test match and you want to make sure you get your team in a position to win it. From my point of view, I’m looking forward to next weekend. 

“England v Wales is always a fantastic Test, it’s always hard-fought and what we have to do is make sure we take our opportunities better next week.”

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