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England issue re-jigged team following Tuilagi omission

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England finalised their team for today’s Guinness Six Nations match against Wales by picking Elliot Daly at outside centre.

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A rejig of the starting XV named on Thursday was needed after Manu Tuilagi suffered a hamstring strain in training, ruling him out of the Twickenham title showdown.

To plug the gap, Daly moved into the 13 jersey and Henry Slade switched to inside centre with Joe Marchant providing bench cover.

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ENGLAND TEAM
15. Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 7 caps)
14. Max Malins (Saracens, 12 caps)
13. Elliot Daly (Saracens, 54 caps)
12. Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 45 caps)
11. Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 36 caps)
10. Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 7 caps)
9. Harry Randall (Bristol Bears, 3 caps)
1. Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 33 caps)
2. Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 33 caps)
3. Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 49 caps)
4. Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 28 caps)
5. Maro Itoje (Saracens, 53 caps)
6. Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 90 caps) (C)
7. Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 38 caps)
8. Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins, 6 caps)

REPLACEMENTS
16. Jamie George (Saracens, 63 caps)
17. Joe Marler (Harlequins, 76 caps)
18. Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 17 caps)
19. Nick Isiekwe (Saracens, 5 caps)
20. Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, 11 caps)
21. Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 114 caps)
22. George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 79 caps)
23. Joe Marchant (Harlquins, 4 caps)

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