Itoje absence confirmed for England's trip to Wales

Jack Nowell restored to right wing for England's Six Nation showdown with Wales

England Wales Jack Nowell and Ben Moon to start for Eddie Jones side

Itoje sustained the injury in the opening-weekend win over Ireland and missed the rout of France a week later amid a prognosis the Saracens lock would return for the later rounds of the championship.

Head coach Simon Middleton has made nine changes to his England Women side ahead of facing Wales on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Arena & Sky Sports Mix.

"England are making a significant mistake by travelling tomorrow", said Gatland.

Gatland has opted for Gareth Anscombe over Dan Biggar in his starting line-up, while Gareth Davies will start at scrum-half.

It seemed as though the physical training was only for England's forwards, with the backs afforded time to work on polishing their skills.

Mercurial full-back JPR Williams would join the fray, as would irrepressible No.8 Mervyn Davies and playmaker Phil Bennett, in a team that would only lose seven times between 1969 and 1979.

Another long-celebrated moment against England came in 1970 when skipper Edwards was forced off through injury while trailing 13-3, and Ray "Chico" Hopkins wrote his name into the history books. Mako Vunipola will miss the remainder of the tournament with damaged ankle ligaments and prop Ben Moon takes his place in the team with Ellis Genge on the bench. Jack Nowell, 13. Henry Slade, 12.

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Warren Gatland has responded to Eddie Jones's attempts to wind up Wales before the Six Nations game on Saturday by describing the England tighthead Kyle Sinckler as an "emotional timebomb".

Despite Wales' winning run, England deserve their status as favourites for the quality of their performances this year.

"There's a good chance there could be tractors and buses holding them up".

"It is very rare, but I think both teams to a man fully believe they are going to win this game".

Expressed irritation at England being allowed to keep open the stadium roof.

May has been in sensational form and is recognised as one of the best wingers in the world.

McBryde said the play had put the squad in the right frame of mind at the start of a vital week in their Six Nations campaign. May scored twice against Wales last season and with his confidence at an all-time high the prolific finisher is backed to cross the line again helping England to another victory.

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