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England-Wales combined XV ahead of Twickenham showdown

by Saba Gulmagarashvili

Mike Brown, the fullback for Newcastle Falcons, has stated that no Welshman would be selected for the current England squad.

It’s a move that would have shocked many Welsh fans, but it has sparked debate about who would play in a united England-Wales team.

here is the combined XV of the current England and Wales Squads

Wyn Jones

Wyn Jones, one of the top scrummagers in the game, is a force to be reckoned with. Late in his career, he entered the international scene and has never looked back, earning a Lions call-up as a result of his achievements. Although Ellis Genge has a stronger physical presence in the front row, Jones’ overall game is better balanced.


Jamie George

Jamie George has not been a consistent starter for England recently, but he shone against Italy, leading driving mauls and scoring tries out wide like a winger.


Kyle Sinckler

Kyle Sinckler has been a consistent starter for England for a long time, blending aggression in the tackle with agile handling. Given his set-piece prowess, Tomas Francis comes close to dethroning Sinckler, but the Englishman stays fast due to his physicality and superior mobility.

Kyle Sinckler: England prop to miss Six Nations opener with Scotland due to suspension | Rugby Union News | Sky Sports

Maro Itoje

Maro Itoje is regarded as one of the top second-row players on the planet. Itoje is an international stalwart of the highest class, who is defensively powerful, a leader by example, and disruptive in the line-out.


Adam Beard

Adam Beard has stepped up and become a talisman for the Welsh pack in the absence of Alun Wyn Jones. Beard, a commanding figure in the line-out, wreaked havoc on Scotland’s set-piece earlier this month and is also a powerful ball handler.


Sam Simmonds

Sam Simmonds isn’t a natural flanker, but the pace and physicality that the number eight brings to the game allow him to play on the side of the scrum. Simmonds is a back-row forward who offers more than just consistent collisions, thanks to his remarkable try-scoring record and scorching acceleration.

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Tom Curry

Tom Curry’s engine never runs out of gas. England’s youthful captain can be found all over the field, tackling and carrying the ball with a high degree of intensity.

Who is Tom Curry: Ten things you should know about the England star

Alex Dombrandt

Alex Dombrandt appears to be on his way to becoming an England starter after a long wait. The surprisingly quick No.8 possesses silky hands and a scoring proclivity that matches England’s Simmonds.

New England rugby sensation Alex Dombrandt gave up playing against Welsh clubs because of violence - Wales Online

Tomos Williams

Tomos Williams is the ideal nine in many respects. He kicks well, can firmly lead attacking play, and defends well. Williams had nearly double the number of tackles of any other starting nine in Round 2. It was difficult to choose Williams above Ben Youngs, the joint-most capped Englishman of all time, but Williams’ composed performance against Scotland gave him the advantage.

Wales Six Nations press conference: Tomos Williams in training and Dan Biggar nursing injury - Wales Online

Marcus Smith

This was a difficult one. Marcus Smith’s international career has only just begun, but he already appears to be a key playmaker for England. Smith has become the first English flyhalf to beat six players in a Six Nations tournament since 2002, and he was particularly effective in an attack against Scotland and Italy.

Six Nations: Dan Biggar backs 'ridiculously talented' Marcus Smith to shine

Max Malins

Max Malins, a solid backfield player, has a safe pair of hands with surprising speed. He glides across the field, fooling defenders into thinking they’re safe. Josh Adams, a winger for the British and Irish Lions, had a nightmare in Dublin after being forced to play out of position at 13 and missing the second round due to injury.


Nick Tompkins

Nick Tompkins has the versatility of a Swiss army knife. Saracens’ centre can do practically anything, with a quick first stride and a powerful defensive presence. He is one of the Welsh defence’s top marshals, with a tackle total that outnumbers almost everyone.

Nick Tompkins back at Saracens after Dragons loan | PlanetRugby

Henry Slade

Eddie Jones has tinkered with his centre duo a lot, but one man has remained consistent through all of them: Henry Slade. Exeter’s attacking instincts and long-range kicking skills have helped him establish himself as a prominent member of the backline.

History means nothing' - Henry Slade | PlanetRugby

Louis Rees-Zammit

Last year’s Six Nations saw Welsh speedster Louis Rees-Zammit shine, scoring tries with ease. Rees-Zammit has been less productive in the first two rounds of this season, but he still has the x-factor that others can only dream of.

The inside story of Louis Rees-Zammit's rise to the top | PlanetRugby

Liam Williams

Williams caught a ball deep in his 22 in the second round, calmly drifted right, and waited until the onrushing defender was within touching distance before unleashing a pass behind his back to Dan Biggar, who cleared.


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