Combined England-Wales XV

England and Wales are the only undefeated teams left in the Six Nations and they meet for a potential championship showdown this weekend in Cardiff. Here is the XV we think is the best mix from the two nations.

  1. Rob Evans (Wales)

It would be Mako Vunipola but his injury rules him out. Evans gets this due to having played the most.

2. Jamie George (England)

An excellent opening two rounds from the hooker hands him this spot over Ken Owens. Strong in the loose and a workhorse in defence.

3. Kyle Sinckler (England)

Carries well and is developing into one of the best tighthead props in the business. Easily the best option.

4. Alun Wyn Jones (Wales)

An excellent leader. He has been totemic for Wales over the past few seasons and his presence alone can change games.

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5. Courtney Lawes (England)

Makes monstrous hits and fly-halves have no chance against a man with the power and strength of Courtney Lawes. Also a brutal carrier.

6. Mark Wilson (England)

The unsung hero of the England pack. Heroic work rate and key to England’s recent success.

7. Justin Tipuric (Wales)

A breakdown specialist, and a tackling menace. Tipuric is a proper open side flanker and it improves the balance in the back row with Wilson.

8. Billy Vunipola (England)

In our minds the best number eight in the Six Nations.

9. Ben Youngs (England)

A very strong box kicking game and at his best a real joy to watch.

10. Owen Farrell (England)

No contest here. Farrell is the complete fly-half, he kicks well, tackles strongly, manages the game to the nth degree and leads from the front.

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11. Jonny May (England)

The best finisher England have and with four tries in his last two games with a mastery of the kick chase game he fills our left wing spot.

12. Manu Tuilagi (England)

Playing very well for England and still not at his best.

13. Jonathan Davies (Wales)

Creates space when there is none. A strong attacker and one of the best defensive centres in the world.

14. George North (Wales)

The giant winger has power and pace to burn.

15. Liam Williams (Wales)

His powerful runs and lethal speed make him our fullback. Him linking with Jonny May and George North would be deadly.

Would you make any changes? Let us know in the comments section.