World Cup warm-ups: Dan Biggar begins at fly-half in opposition to England
|World Cup warm-up: Wales v England|
|Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff Date: Saturday, 17 August Kick-off: 14:15 BST|
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Dan Biggar begins at fly-half for Wales of their second World Cup warm-up sport in opposition to England in Cardiff on Saturday.
First-choice fly-half Gareth Anscombe was dominated out of the Rugby World Cup with a knee damage following final week’s defeat at Twickenham.
Scarlets pair James Davies and Jake Ball change the injured Adam Beard and Justin Tipuric, each suffered minor accidents final week and usually are not risked.
Jarrod Evans is given the prospect to deputise for Biggar over Rhys Patchell.
Flanker Josh Navidi additionally returns on the bench after dislocating his elbow in March 2019 however there’s nonetheless no place for Cardiff Blues scrum-half Tomos Williams who had a scan on a shoulder damage this week.
“This weekend is one other alternative for us to take the sector, take a look at ourselves and proceed our preparation for Japan,” stated Wales head coach Warren Gatland.
“It’s a little over 5 weeks till we kick off our marketing campaign in Toyota in opposition to Georgia and it’s important we’re absolutely ready and rugby-ready by then.
“We had been dissatisfied to get the loss final weekend so it can be crucial we step it up on Saturday and put in a giant show in entrance a of a packed Principality Stadium.
“The squad are trying ahead to getting again on the market, taking one other step in direction of the RWC and placing in a giant efficiency.”
Wales crew: Liam Williams (Saracens) (56 Caps); George North (Ospreys) (84 Caps), Jonathan Davies (Scarlets) (74 Caps), Hadleigh Parkes (Scarlets) (16 Caps), Josh Adams (Cardiff Blues) (11 Caps); Dan Biggar (Northampton Saints) (71 Caps), Gareth Davies (Scarlets) (42 Caps); Nicky Smith (Ospreys) (29 Caps), Ken Owens (Scarlets) (65 Caps), Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs) (41 Caps), Jake Ball (Scarlets) (33 Caps), Alun Wyn Jones (C) (Ospreys) (126 Caps), Aaron Wainwright (Dragons) (9 Caps), James Davies (Scarlets) (three Caps), Ross Moriarty (Dragons) (32 Caps)
Replacements: Elliot Dee (Dragons) (19 Caps), Wyn Jones (Scarlets) (13 Caps), Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Blues) (13 Caps), Aaron Shingler (Scarlets) (18 Caps), Josh Navidi (Cardiff Blues) (16 Caps), Aled Davies (Ospreys) (17 Caps), Jarrod Evans (Cardiff Blues) (1 Cap), Owen Watkin (Ospreys) (14 Caps)