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England name unchanged starting XV for Six Nations 2024 game against Wales

England will start with an unchanged XV for the first time in more than four years when Wales visit Twickenham in the Six Nations on Saturday.

Vice-captain Ellis Genge will be the only new face in head coach Steve Borthwick’s squad from the 27-24 win in Italy on Saturday, returning from a foot injury on the bench.

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“We know there are areas of our game to improve,” said Borthwick, calling Wales “spirited”.

“With a new player group and a number of new caps, we have tried to develop our game on both sides of the ball.

“Such changes take time, and I was pleased how quickly the players settled and adapted last weekend against Italy.”

Joe Marler will earn his 90th cap for England, who last started an unchanged team in the World Cup final in 2019.

England: Steward; Freeman, Slade, Dingwall, Daly; Ford, Mitchell; Marler, George (capt), Stuart, Itoje, Chessum, Roots, Underhill, Earl.

Replacements: Dan, Genge, Cole, Coles, Cunningham-South, Care, F Smith, Feyi-Waboso

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