England Team Adapts

Friday, February 24th, 2012

England have switched it up and brought in a few new players in an attempt to bring a new attacking vibe to their team for the match against Wales tomorrow.

The line up changes include Farrell slotting into number 10 and Tuilangi coming into the centres to give England a new dimension in the midfield. Robshaw will also take over the armband and the captaincy role as Dowson will not start.

England will be hoping the tries suddenly emerge as they have only scored 2 in 2 games so far, both blocked kicks from flyhalf Hodgson which earn him the nickname Chargedown Charlie. But with Hodgson out with a finger injury sustained in midweek, it will be let to Farrell at 10 to instrument some attacking flair and get England over with a proper backs move as opposed to the scrappy tries and kicks they have gleaned so far.

The Welsh have flair and ability. North on the wing, Priestland is also a threat. However, their pack is slightly hit by injury. However, England’s defence has so far stood fairly firm and so it will be a good test for both sides to measure their strengths, and test their weaknesses.

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Posted by: Rory Kimber

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