GEORGE FORD starts for England in Saturday's huge battle with Wales.
Fly-half Ford has been brought in to help fire Eddie Jones' side into the Autumn Nations Cup final.
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With fit-again Ford back at no.10 Owen Farrell shifts to inside centre and Henry Slade is outside him in midfield.
Jones has gone with the same starting pack that monstered Ireland at Twickenham – with an extra forward amongst his replacements.
On the bench, Jack Willis is a new addition in a six-two split, that also includes hybrid player Ben Earl.
Versatile Earl has been training at flanker this week, as well as running on the wing and centre.
Lions winger Anthony Watson will also be unleashed against Wayne Pivac's struggling Dragons to make his tournament debut.
Jones said: “We’re expecting another tough match, and at the home of Welsh Rugby where the heart and soul of their game is.
“Twelve months ago, Wales were Grand Slam champions and three points from a World Cup final, so we know what they are capable of.
"We’ve picked the best 23 players for the battle and we’re looking forward to it greatly.”
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ENGLAND XV 15. Elliot Daly (Saracens, 45 caps) 14. Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 53 caps) 13. Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 32 caps) 12. Owen Farrell (Saracens, 86 caps) 11. Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 59 caps) 10. George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 70 caps) 9. Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 102 caps) 1. Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 62 caps) 2. Jamie George (Saracens, 52 caps) 3. Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 38 caps) 4. Maro Itoje (Saracens, 41 caps) 5. Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 67 caps) 6. Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 26 caps) 7. Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 20 caps) 8. Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 54 caps) SUBS 16. Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 24 caps) 17. Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 21 caps) 18. Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 6 caps) 19. Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, 2 caps) 20. Ben Earl (Bristol Bears, 6 caps) 21. Jack Willis (Wasps, 1 cap) 22. Dan Robson (Wasps, 5 caps) 23. Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 44 caps)
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