Wales lock crocked
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:26
Jake Ball will start for Wales at lock in their Six Nations encounter with England at Twickenham on Sunday.
Luke Charteris was ruled out with a neck injury.
Ball will start his second consecutive Six Nations match, after featuring against France at the Millennium Stadium a fortnight ago.
He moves into the starting XV from the bench, where his place is taken by Andrew Coombs.
Wales - revised: 15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 George North, 10 Rhys Priestland, 9 Rhys Webb, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Sam Warburton (captain), 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Alun Wyn Jones, 4 Jake Ball, 3 Adam Jones, 2 Richard Hibbard, 1 Gethin Jenkins.
Replacements: 16 Ken Owens, 17 Paul James, 18 Rhodri Jones, 19 Andrew Coombs, 20 Justin Tipuric, 21 Mike Phillips, 22 Dan Biggar, 23 Liam Williams.
Date: Sunday, March 9
Venue: Twickenham, London
Kick-off: 15.00 (15.00 GMT)
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant referees: Steve Walsh (Australia), Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
TMO: Simon McDowell (Ireland)
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