So on the eve of the much-anticipated clash between England and Wales at Twickenham on Saturday, we decided to produce a combined England-Wales XV, mostly because it’s Friday and there’s nothing better to do.
Before we show you the XV that we picked, we need to lay down some ground rules. We decided to pick a matchday 23 based on the 23 players chosen by each nation, therefore, you can pick and choose which players play in different positions e.g. You can choose Maro Itoje at blindside flanker despite being named at lock for England.
Here is a reminder of the teams:
BREAKING | Your England team to take on Wales at Twickenham on Saturday in the #NatWest6Nations…
— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) February 8, 2018
— Welsh Rugby Union ? (@WelshRugbyUnion) February 6, 2018
You will also see a poll down at the bottom of the article so let us know your selections and we will publish the results later today.
Combined England-Wales XV
15. Leigh Halfpenny
14. Anthony Watson
13. Ben Te’o
12. Hadleigh Parkes
11. Steff Evans
10. Owen Farrell
9. Gareth Davies
1. Mako Vunipola
2. Jamie George
3. Dan Cole
4. Joe Launchbury
5. Alun Wyn Jones
6. Maro Itoje
7. Josh Navidi
8. Sam Simmonds
Replacements: Ken Owens, Rob Evans, Samson Lee, George Kruis, Ross Moriarty, Danny Care, George Ford, Jack Nowell.
Pick you combined England-Wales XV below