Wales make two changes ahead of England Six Nations clash

Jones will start for Wales this weekend (PA Images)
Jones will start for Wales this weekend (PA Images)
13:46pm, Mon 02 Mar 2020
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Hannah Jones and Natalia John will start for Wales as they make two changes ahead of their England Six Nations match this weekend.

The pair missed Wales' heavy defeat at home to France in which they were trounced 50-0.

Jones will replace Megan Webb at centre, while John is back in the second row as Gwen Crabb moves to the bench.

Wales are yet to win a Six Nations match and head coach Chris Horsman has said how tough it will be to get a result against England this Saturday.

"We know Saturday's Test will be a huge challenge. England are one of the best teams in the world right now, if not the best," he said.

"We always knew this would be a challenging championship and following a tough day against France, England will certainly be no easier.

"However, the girls are ready to test themselves again against the best, that's what they want to do in order to improve ahead of next year's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

"We are fulfilling our aims of growing depth in the squad by exposing players to this level of the game."

Full squad: Kayleigh Powell, Lisa Neumann, Hannah Jones, Kerin Lake, Caitlin Lewis; Robyn Wilkins, Keira Bevan; Gwenllian Pyrs, Kelsey Jones, Cerys Hale, Georgia Evans, Natalia John, Alisha Butchers, Bethan Lewis, Siwan Lillicrap.

Replacements: Molly Kelly, Cara Hope, Ruth Lewis, Gwen Crabb, Robyn Lock, Ffion Lewis, Hannah Bluck, Lauren Smyth.

England v Wales kicks off at 12.05pm on Saturday and will be available to watch on Sky Sports.

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