Eddie Jones
Jones has great expectations of his young England team. Getty Images

Eddie Jones' Australia-bound England side meet Wales at Twickenham once again, less than three months on from lifting the Six Nations. Wales are looking forward to a similarly intimidating-looking itinerary in New Zealand and the match ought to provide good preparation for both sides for their summer tours.

Where to watch

England vs Wales kicks off at 3pm BST on Sunday, 29 May. Live coverage is available on Sky Sports 3 from 2.30pm BST.


England look to have already overcome their calamitous World Cup campaign in 2015, and coming into the match on the back of their Grand Slam success, Eddie Jones will be determined to keep their momentum going. The team's preparations are, however, somewhat hindered by the fact the game is being staged 24 hours after the Aviva Premiership final between Saracens and Exeter.

For Wales, the opportunity to face England at Twickenham gives Warren Gatland's men the chance to avenge their defeat in the most recent Six Nations tournament. Wales finished the Six Nations in second place but will have been disappointed not to have taken the crown given the talent and experience within their ranks.

And with the hosts deprived of some of their best-known players because of the Premiership final, the Welsh side ought to be confident of achieving a confidence-boosting victory before embarking on their tour of New Zealand.


England: Mike Brown, Anthony Watson, Jonathan Joseph, Luther Burrell, Marland Yarde, George Ford, Ben Youngs; Matt Mullan, Dylan Hartley, Dan Cole; Joe Launchbury, Courtney Lawes; Teimana Harrison, James Haskell, Jack Clifford

Replacements: Tommy Taylor, Ellis Genge, Paul Hill, Dave Attwood, Matt Kvesic, Danny Care, Ollie Devoto Elliot Daly

Wales: Liam Williams, George North, Scott Williams, Jamie Roberts, Hallam Amos, Dan Biggar, Rhys Webb, Rob Evans, Scott Baldwin, Samson Lee, Jake Ball, Alun Wyn Jones, Ross Moriarty, Dan Lydiate, Taulupe Faletau

Replacements: Kristian Dacey, Gethin Jenkins, Rhodri Jones, Josh Turnbull, James King, Lloyd Williams, Rhys Priestland, Gareth Anscombe

Wales coach Warren Gatland
Wales coach Warren Gatland Getty Images

What the coaches say

Eddie Jones: "This will serve to strengthen the squad's depth as we move towards the 2019 World Cup. We've picked a side we believe can beat Wales. It's a good mixture of experienced players and youth. We are a young team learning our craft. Wales are an experienced team – it'll be great test for us."

Warren Gatland: "When you look at the summer series ahead, this is a really important match for the squad. It will be an important hit-out for both teams and as ever it will be an important Test match as it's England v Wales at Twickenham."