Wales, meanwhile, have another couple of weeks before their squad is announced, but a number of those on the fringes of the squad will be hoping to stake their claim for a spot.
Warren Gatland’s side were beaten by their visitors at the Principality Stadium during the Six Nations and will want a measure of revenge as Jac Morgan captains his country for the first time.
England include three debutants in their matchday 23, with flanker Tom Pearson making a first start and No 8 Tom Willis and livewire hooker Theo Dan aiming to make an impression from the bench.
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FT: Wales 20-9 England
A performance that will really encourage Warren Gatland, that, his Welsh side scoring 14 unanswered second half points to put a slipshod England away.
Few in English white emerge in credit – which might make Steve Borthwick’s job of narrowing down his squad to a group of 33 to travel to the World Cup a little easier. Borthwick and his coaches convene for a final selection meeting tonight.
Harry Latham-Coyle5 August 2023 19:34
FULL TIME! WALES 20-9 ENGLAND
Harry Latham-Coyle5 August 2023 19:30
Wales 20-9 England, 80 minutes
But the England maul goes nowhere and Tom Willis fumbles on the floor. That’ll be that!
Harry Latham-Coyle5 August 2023 19:29
Wales 20-9 England, 79 minutes
England can launch a final offensive from the fringes of the Welsh 22. Tom Willis is stood up by Dan Biggar and does rather well to wrestle through the fly-half’s choke tackle to the floor. Tom Pearson drops a shoulder into Biggar on the deck, drawing a few boos from the stands – but the penalty is England’s, and poked into the right corner.
Harry Latham-Coyle5 August 2023 19:29
Wales 20-9 England, 77 minutes
Jac Morgan is named the player of the match, a popular choice and a just one, too, after a standout performance from the Welsh skipper.
England’s inaccuracy strikes again at the scrum, the ball popping free far sooner than the visiting pack would’ve liked. A fly-hack ahead briefly threatens danger but Wales make a hasty retreat to smother it.
Harry Latham-Coyle5 August 2023 19:27
Wales 20-9 England, 75 minutes
Can England salvage anything from a performance that was sloppy in the first half and has been shoddy in the second? They’ll have to go from deep, Theo Dan throwing a lineout inside his own 22.
Jack van Poortvliet goes to the air, with Joe Marchant a willing greyhound after the hare. Louis Rees-Zammit is hauled down by the chasing centre-cum-wing, losing control of the ball as he hits the deck. England’s scrum just inside their own half.
Harry Latham-Coyle5 August 2023 19:25
NO TRY! Wales 20-9 England, 75 minutes
Not quite! On first view it looks good for Rees-Zammit, but the officials conclude he hasn’t quite grounded cleanly after an extended look at the footage. Dan Biggar produces a doubting tilt of the head as Nic Berry informs him – it was mighty tight!
Harry Latham-Coyle5 August 2023 19:23
Wales 20-9 England, 74 minutes
Wales create room on the right, Louis Rees-Zammit chipping and chasing…and beating Freddie Steward to the bouncing ball! But has he managed to ground before going dead in-goal…
Harry Latham-Coyle5 August 2023 19:20
Wales 20-9 England, 73 minutes
But England’s accuract again lets them down, teh ball ending up back in Welsh hands having sprung free from a messy muddle of a midfield ruck.
England have it back after the latest Welsh kick, Theo Dan showing off his acceleration as he hurries towards the defensive line. A tackler sprawls away as Dan takes contact – and so, frustratingly for the England hooker, does the ball.
Harry Latham-Coyle5 August 2023 19:17
Wales 20-9 England, 72 minutes
Wales go through the motions on halfway, happy to kill a bit of clock. Dan Biggar sticks one up, landing it on Max Malins’s head; the wing handles the up-and-under effectively.
Jack van Poortvliet sends up a box kick with several white shirts in pursuit. The bounce is kind for Tomos Williams but his offload misplaced, allowing Tom Pearson to collect and rush upfield.
Harry Latham-Coyle5 August 2023 19:15