England team annoucement

Stuart Lancaster has named the England team to take on Wales at Twickenham on Saturday in Pool A of the Rugby World Cup. As has been widely reported over the past couple of day, Owen Farrell has replaced George Ford at fly half, whilst Jonathan Joseph’s injury has seen Brad Barritt moved to outside centre, with Sam Burgess coming in at inside centre.

Lancaster has certainly picked a big, strong midfield that looks set to be able to cope with the powerful Welsh centres of Jamie Roberts and Scott Williams. However, Burgess is still new to Rugby Union and when he came on against Fiji, was out of position a couple of times, which I am sure Roberts and Williams will look to exploit. Also, whilst it is a big and powerful midfield, England have picked more creative midfields; go forward, it looks as though it will be making hard yards by looking to smash through the Welsh line.

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