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Five Tigers prepare for Wales showdown

Five Leicester Tigers players retain their places in the England line-up to face Wales at Twickenham on Saturday.

Ben Youngs and George Ford are again at half-back, with Manu Tuilagi at centre and clubmate Jonny May on the wing, with prop Ellis Genge among the replacements in the fourth round of t6he Guinness Six Nations.

England head coach Eddie Jones names an unchanged tight five in the pack, but brings Mark Wilson into the back row for his first appearance of the Six Nations campaign.

Anthony Watson returns following injury to join May on the wings, with Elliot Daly at full-back.

Jones said: “It’s always a tough game against Wales and we know they will bring that toughness to all the contest areas.

“We’re looking forward to playing at home again and getting back out in front of our fantastic fans.”

England (v Wales, Twickenham Stadium, Saturday 4.45pm)

15 Elliot Daly (Saracens, 42 caps)
14 Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 42 caps)
13 Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers, 42 caps)
12 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 82 caps) C
11 Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 55 caps)
10 George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 68 caps)
9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 98 caps)

1 Joe Marler (Harlequins, 70 caps)
2 Jamie George (Saracens, 48 caps)
3 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 34 caps)
4 Maro Itoje (Saracens, 37 caps)
5 George Kruis (Saracens, 44 caps)
6 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 84 caps)
7 Mark Wilson (Sale Sharks, 18 caps)
8 Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 22 caps)

Replacements
16 Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 23 caps)
17 Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 17 caps)
18 Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 2 caps)
19 Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 64 caps)
20 Charlie Ewels  (Bath Rugby, 14 caps) 
21 Ben Earl (Saracens, 2 caps)
22 Willi Heinz (Gloucester Rugby, 12 caps)
23 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 28 caps)

Wales

15 Leigh Halfpenny (88 caps)
14 George North (94 caps)
13 Nick Tompkins (3 caps)
12 Hadleigh Parkes (28 caps)
11 Liam Williams (62 caps)
10 Dan Biggar (82 caps)
9 Tomos Williams (19 caps)
1 Rob Evans (38 caps)
2 Ken Owens (65 caps)
3 Dillon Lewis (25 caps)
4 Jake Ball (45 caps)
5 Alun Wyn Jones (C) (137 caps)
6 Ross Moriarty (44 caps)
7 Justin Tipuric (75 caps)
8 Josh Navidi (23 caps)

Replacements:
16 Ryan Elias (12 caps)
17 Rhys Carre (7 caps)
18 Leon Brown (9 caps)
19 Aaron Shingler (26 caps)
20 Taulupe Faletau (75 caps)
21 Rhys Webb (32 caps)
22 Jarrod Evans (6 caps)
23 Johnny McNicholl (3 caps)