Wales vs England LIVE
- Wales looking for record 12th win in a row
- England could secure record sixth consecutive win against Wales in Six Nations
- Hosts make 11 changes from team that beat Italy two weeks ago
- England make just two changes from victory over France
Wales 0-0 England
13: Both teams trying to utilise their kicking game, but it’s not working. Brian Moore notes as much on BBC commentary.
Wales vs England LIVE: It was a scrappy opening in Cardiff
8: England win the lineout and defend well after kicking away. Scrappy start in Cardiff with neither team able to assert their authority.
6: England now penalised as they stray offside and Wales head to the corner.
3: Wales penalised for a tackle with no arms, but Elliot Daly misses the kick!
1: Owen Farrell gets us underway, GAME ON.
Wales vs England Six Nations LIVE: Warren Gatland and Eddie Jones go head-to-head
4.40pm: Teams are out, anthems are about to be sung and it’s almost time for the action to begin.
Whoever wins this has a great chance of lifting the Six Nations trophy.
It will also be a major boost ahead of the World Cup later this year in Japan.
Strap in and stay with us for the next couple of hours.
Wales vs England LIVE: Warren Gatland and Eddie Jones are ready to do battle
Fifteen minutes to go
4.30pm: We are just 15 minutes from kick-off at the Principality Stadium and fans can’t wait.
One wrote: “I play football. I love playing football, but nothing compares to watching the rugger in big games like this. Think England will win but I don’t care either way. Looking forward to the battle.”
Another added: “Wales v. England is going to be magnificent oh my god.”
And a third wrote: “Nothing quite like the Rugger at the Principality!”
Wales vs England LIVE: Danny Care has spoken about the hostility in Cardiff
‘Old women giving us the finger’
4.20pm: Danny Care has opened up on the rowdiness of the Cardiff crowd, and it’s hilarious!
He said: “The hype is exactly what you’ve heard. It’s an unbelievable place to play. The stories of people swearing at you are true – it happens.
“I remember old women giving us the middle finger. Everyone gives you stick.
“There was one lad who ran at the bus, jumped and head-butted the side of the bus. That shows the passion, or the stupidity, of some people.”
Will the roof be open or closed?
4.10pm: Open is the simple answer.
With the weather fine, England have forced Wales to leave the roof open at the Principality.
Both countries have to agree for it to be closed, and England don’t want that to be the case.
Wales tend to favour an enclosed stadium to generate a more hostile atmosphere for visiting teams.
Wales vs England LIVE: The Principality Stadium roof will be open today
How to watch
4.00pm: While we would obviously love you to follow Express Sport’s coverage of today’s match, we know some of you want to watch the action.
Television coverage in the UK comes from BBC One, with live streaming available through the BBC iPlayer.
We are just 45 minutes from kick-off, with BBC coverage getting underway at 4.15pm, so get yourself comfy.
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Jones plays underdog card
3.50pm: England coach Eddie Jones believes the pressure is all on the hosts in Cardiff.
“It’s all about Wales, we are playing potentially the greatest team ever,” he said.
“Their players are full of emotion and it’s the biggest game they are going to play in their lives.
“We have had a good week just focusing on ourselves and focusing on getting our preparation right.”
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Gatland knows challenge awaits
3.40pm: Wales coach Warren Gatland knows how big this game is with the World Cup just a few months away.
“We’ve had a great two-week lead up to this game, we’ve looked really sharp and the squad are incredibly motivated to kick on,” Jones said.
“We know how important this game is for the rest of the championship.
“It’s a massive challenge playing against an England team that is playing really well and with a lot of confidence, and we’ve got to make it difficult for them.”
Wales vs England Six Nations LIVE: Wales are looking for their 12th win in a row
3.30pm: Wales have made 11 changes from the team that beat Italy while England swap two.
Wales: 15-L Williams; 14-North, 13-J Davies, 12-Parkes, 11-Adams; 10-Anscombe, 9-G Davies; 1-R Evans, 2-Owens, 3-Francis, 4-Hill, 5-AW Jones (capt), 6-Navidi, 7-Tipuric, 8-Moriarty.
Replacements: 16-Dee, 17-Smith, 18-Lewis, 19-Beard, 20-Wainwright, 21-A Davies, 22-Biggar, 23-Watkin.
Wales vs England Six Nations LIVE: England have their eyes on a Grand Slam
England: 15-Daly; 14-Nowell, 13-Slade, 12-Tuilagi, 11-May; 10-Farrell (capt), 9-Youngs; 1-Moon, 2-George, 3-Sinckler, 4-Lawes, 5-Kruis, 6-Wilson, 7-Curry, 8-B Vunipola.
Replacements: 16-Cowan-Dickie, 17-Genge, 18-Williams, 19-Launchbury, 20-Shields, 21-Robson, 22-Ford, 23-Cokanasiga.
WALES VS ENGLAND: ELLIOT DALY SETS TARGET
3.15pm: Hello and welcome to Express Sport’s coverage of this huge Six Nations clash.
We are 90 minutes from kick-off in Cardiff as Wales look for their first Six Nations win over England since 2013.
The hosts are also hunting for their 12th win in a row, that would be a national record. England, meanwhile, still have their eyes on a Grand Slam in a World Cup year.
It’s all set up nicely for a tasty battle in the Welsh capital so stay with us, and enjoy!