Jonathan Joseph and Danny Care handed England starts

Brown still the right man at full-back for England says Robinson

An unblemished report card in the Old Mutual Wealth Series came before that and last summer a productive tour to Argentina saw numerous new caps handed out.

Obviously a lot was said about the injuries and the form of players, but I'm positive after the weekend.

Wales' 34-7 victory over Scotland rightly turned heads as the home side showcased plenty of running rugby.

Wales' win over Scotland in round one was its 50th victory under Warren Gatland and its 50th in the Six Nations overall (since 2000).

Across the park, regional partnerships and combinations are being transferred onto the global stage and trusted to flourish in the Test arena, with Alun Wyn Jones providing the leadership from the engine room. Sam Simmonds has certainly made the most of his opportunity and the Exeter forward capped his Six Nations debut with two tries in an eye-catching display of pace and athleticism. "He's a young guy, he's inexperienced and is their third-choice 10".

George Ford on the way to scoring his side's fifth try against Italy.

The selection of Joseph over Te'o was predicted by Wales coach Warren Gatland earlier this week and sees England restored to their strongest available starting XV.

It took a massive step up in the three years I was there, it's great.

Wales won only one of those matches but it was by far the most important, derailing England's hopes as it hosted the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Jones continued his extraordinary scrutinising of Patchell's temperament by comparing the rawness of Wales' nine-10-12 axis to his own.

"JJ is a good-looking bloke but you don't want that as you go to pass the ball".

The 54-year-old has charged his side with delivering a more clinical performance on Saturday afternoon.

"You can't get carried away with selection and things like that". It will be different to playing against Scotland.

It's Wales versus England and I know there is a lot of hype there, but we are really happy with the result last week and so there is a good vibe in the squad.

Te'o impressed with his powerful carrying against Italy but faded in his first appearance since recovering from ankle surgery last October, and Jones has opted for the slick footwork, defensive expertise and experience of Joseph in his place.

Wales: L Halfpenny (Scarlets); J Adams (Worcester), S Williams (Scarlets), H Parkes (Scarlets), S Evans (Scarlets); R Patchell (Scarlets), G Davies (Scarlets); R Evans (Scarlets), K Owens (Scarlets), S Lee (Scarlets), C Hill (Dragons), A W Jones (Ospreys, capt), A Shingler (Scarlets), J Navidi (Cardiff Blues), R Moriarty (Gloucester).

Wings George North, Liam Williams and Hallam Amos are all available after recovering from injuries, although Gatland could decide to say same-again after Wales recorded a second-biggest win against Scotland in 135 years.



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