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Wales vs England Autumn Nations Cup 2020

Wales vs England Autumn Nations Cup 2020:

This weekend will witness the final round of the Autumn Nations Cup pool matches as England looks concrete their place in the playoffs finals when they visit Wales on Saturday.

The match will be played on November 28 and Wales will have to take an extra mile to defeat the mighty English.

Wales are currently placed third in Pool A with four points. England is five points ahead of their neighbors while Wales is level on points with Ireland.

Despite the gap not being not much, their points difference has an enormous gap as Wales managed an 18-0 win over Georgia along with a 6 match losing sequence in tough conditions. 

Wales also tasted defeat in the Autumn Nations opener, 32-9 by Ireland in Dublin. They also felt short of defeating Scotland in a 14-10 home on the last day of October.

Wales lost to France at home, to England, and also to Ireland and managed a dominant victory only against Italy at home (42-0).

As far as England is concerned, a defeat here has to be avoided at all costs and that will cement their place in the playoffs final with France anticipated to be their opponents.

England kicked off the tournament with a win over Georgia (40-0) at Twickenham where 3 of the 6 successful tries were scored by Jamie George.

England also clinched the 6 Nations title in the last month.

Wales vs England Autumn Nations Cup 2020: Team News

Wales: 

15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Louis Rees-Zammit, 13 Nick Tompkins, 12 Johnny Williams, 11 Josh Adams; 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Lloyd Williams; 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 James Botham, 6 Shane Lloyd-Hughes; 5 Alun Wyn Jones (captain), 4 Jake Ball; 3 Samson Lee, 2 Ryan Elias, 1 Wyn Jones

Replacements: 

16 Elliot Dee, 17 Rhys Carre, 18 Tomas Francis, 19 Will Rowlands, 20 Aaron Wainwright, 21 Rhys Webb, 22 Callum Sheedy, 23 Owen Watkin

George Ford of England (Image Credits: standard.co.uk)

England: 

15 Elliot Daly, 14 Jonathan Joseph, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Owen Farrell (captain), 11 Jonny May, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Sam Underhill, 6 Tom Curry, 5 Joe Launchbury, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Jamie George, 1 Mako Vunipola.

Replacements: 

16 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17 Ellis Genge, 18 Will Stuart, 19 Jonny Hill, 20 Ben Earl, 21 Jack Willis, 22 Dan Robson, 23 Anthony Watson.

Wales vs England Head to Head Record:

From 2012 till present, England has played against Wales 10 times, with the teams playing twice in the year 2015. They played once at the Rugby World Cup and the other time in 6 Nations.

Wales have managed a victory in only 2012, 13, and their most recent win against them came in 2019.  

Wales vs England Autumn Nations Cup 2020 Prediction: 

England has the numbers in their favor. However, Wales's recent victory would be a concern for England.

Sportco Predicts England to win.

Featured image credits- bt.com

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