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Hartley and Lawes to start again for England

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Northampton Saints duo Dylan Hartley and Courtney Lawes will start again for England as they take on Wales on Saturday for their second match of the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations Championship.

Hartley earns his 91st international cap while Lawes will take his appearance tally for England up to 63 at Twickenham.

Eddie Jones' side opened up their campaign with a 46-15 triumph in Rome against Italy, and the Australian coach has largely kept his faith in the same side – making just two changes with Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby) and Danny Care (Harlequins) coming into the starting line-up.

Harry Mallinder meanwhile, who trained with the Red Rose squad early this week, has been released and is available for Saints selection this weekend as the Franklin's Gardens outfit take on Bath Rugby at the Rec.

England head coach Jones said:  "The team is hugely excited about playing in front of 82,000 fans at Twickenham and we’ll be well prepared and ready to go out there and beat Wales on Saturday.
"We want to make sure our set piece is dominant, our defence is ferocious and that we are at our best against Wales this weekend."

Tickets are now available for Saints' Aviva Premiership clash with London Irish from the ticket office at Franklin’s Gardens, online by CLICKING HERE or by calling the Saints Ticket Office on 01604 581000.

England side to face Wales:
15 Mike Brown (Harlequins 65 caps)
14 Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby 29 caps)
13 Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby 36 caps)
12 Owen Farrell (Saracens 54 caps)
11 Jonny May (Leicester Tigers 30 caps)
10 George Ford (Leicester Tigers 41 caps)
9 Danny Care (Harlequins 77 caps)
1 Mako Vunipola (Saracens 45 caps)
2 Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints 90 caps)
3 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers 78 caps)
4 Joe Launchbury (Wasps 48 caps)
5 Maro Itoje (Saracens 15 caps)
6 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints 62 caps)
7 Chris Robshaw (Harlequins 60 caps)
8 Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs 4 caps)
16 Jamie George (Saracens 21 caps)
17 Alec Hepburn (Exeter Chiefs 1 cap)
18 Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs 6 caps)
19 George Kruis (Saracens 22 caps)
20 Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby 4 caps)
21 Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens 27 caps)
22 Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors 9 caps)
23 Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs 24 caps)

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