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Five Tigers in England side to play Wales

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Ollie ChessumJack van Poortvliet, Freddie Steward and Anthony Watson have been named in the England men's starting side for their 2023 Guinness Six Nations match against Wales on Saturday (February 25) at the Principality Stadium.

The Leicester Tigers quartet are joined in the matchday squad by clubmate Dan Cole who is included among the England replacements.

15 Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 19 caps)
14 Max Malins (Saracens, 16 caps)
13 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 53 caps)
12 Ollie Lawrence (Bath Rugby, 9 caps)
11 Anthony Watson (Leicester Tigers, 52 caps)
10 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 103 caps) (c)
9 Jack van Poortvliet (Leicester Tigers, 9 caps)
1 Ellis Genge (Bristol Bears, 45 caps) (vc)
2 Jamie George (Saracens, 74 caps)
3 Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 58 caps)
4 Maro Itoje (Saracens, 64 caps)
5 Ollie Chessum (Leicester Tigers, 7 caps)
6 Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 16 caps)
7 Jack Willis (Toulouse, 7 caps)
8 Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins, 11 caps)

16 Jack Walker (Harlequins, 1 cap)
17 Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 76 caps)
18 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 97 caps)
19 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 96 caps) (vc)
20 Ben Curry (Sale Sharks, 2 caps)
21 Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints, 2 caps)
22 Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 19 caps)
23 Henry Arundell (London Irish, 4 caps)