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Wales make three changes for second World Cup warm up match against England

Wales have made three changes to their side to face England in Cardiff on Saturday.

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Jake Ball, James Davies and Dan Biggar come into the starting line-up.

Ball comes into the second row alongside captain Alun Wyn Jones with Davies coming into the back row alongside Aaron Wainwright and Ross Moriarty.

Dan Biggar comes into the side at fly-half and will partner Gareth Davies at half-back.

First-choice fly-half Gareth Anscombe was ruled out of the Rugby World Cup with a knee injury following last week's defeat at Twickenham.

Dan Biggar came replaces the injured Gareth Anscombe. Credit: PA

The rest of the backline remains unchanged with Hadleigh Parkes partnering Jonathan Davies in midfield and Josh Adams, George North and Liam Williams comprising the back-three.

Jonathan Davies will play alongside his brother James for the first time in a Wales jersey.

It's the first time a pair of brothers play alongside each other for Wales since Jamie and Nicky Robinson in 2006.

Wales have also named an unchanged front row with Nicky Smith, Ken Owens and Tomas Francis all starting.

Elliot Dee, Wyn Jones and Dillon Lewis provide the front-row cover with Aaron Shingler and Josh Navidi completing the forward contingent. Aled Davies, Jarrod Evans and Owen Watkin are named as the backline cover.

Fly-half Jarrod Evans is named among the replacements on Saturday ahead of Scarlets' Rhys Patchell.

Cardiff Blues fly-half Jarrod Evans is named on the bench. Credit: PA

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This weekend is another opportunity for us to take the field, test ourselves and continue our preparation for Japan.

It is a little over five weeks until we kick off our campaign in Toyota against Georgia and it is important we are fully prepared and rugby-ready by then.

We were disappointed to get the loss last weekend so it is important we step it up on Saturday and put in a big display in front a of a packed Principality Stadium.

The squad are looking forward to getting back out there, taking another step towards the RWC and putting in a big performance.

– Warren Gatland, Wales Head Coach