Care and Joseph in for England

by AFP

Record-breaker Danny Care and Jonathan Joseph have both been recalled to England's back division for their Six Nations clash with Wales at Twickenham on Saturday.

Care will become England's most capped scrum-half when he makes his 78th Red Rose appearance to move past 2003 Rugby World Cup winner Matt Dawson.

Meanwhile Joseph starts at outside centre in the only other change to the starting XV that kicked off England's Six Nations title defence with a 46-15 win away to Italy last weekend.

Ben Youngs says England has added a new level. Photo: Getty ImagesEngland coach Eddie Jones was forced into making at least one change after first-choice scrum-half Ben Youngs went off after just 10 minutes at Rome's Stadio Olimpico with a knee injury that has ended his involvement in the Six Nations.

Care came off the bench to play in the rest of the match.

Meanwhile Joseph, a classic running centre, came in for Ben Te'o after the powerful Worcester midfielder impressed against Italy.

Earlier this week, Saracens star Richard Wigglesworth was called into the squad and he filled the vacancy on the bench left by Care's promotion in the matchday 23 announced by Jones on Thursday.


England team to face Wales

1. Mako Vunipola

2. Dylan Hartley

3. Dan Cole

4. Joe Launchbury

5. Maro Itoje

6. Courtney Lawes

7. Chris Robshaw

8. Sam Simmonds

9. Danny Care

10. George Ford

11. Jonny May

12. Owen Farrell

13. Jonathan Joseph

14. Anthony Watson

15. Mike Brown


16. Jamie George

17. Alec Hepburn

18. Harry Williams

19. George Kruis

20. Sam Underhill

21. Richard Wigglesworth

22. Ben Te'o

23. Jack Nowell