Hallam Amos called into Wales XV to face England

Hallam Amos called into Wales XV to face England

Hallam Amos has received a 21st birthday present to savour by being named in the Wales starting line-up for Saturday’s World Cup clash against England at Twickenham.

Newport Gwent Dragons back Amos, 21 on Thursday, takes over from Alex Cuthbert, who is on the bench, while there are also starts for Exeter tighthead prop Tomas Francis and Wasps lock Bradley Davies.

Elsewhere, Jamie Roberts and Scott Williams will oppose England’s new-look centre combination of Sam Burgess and Brad Barritt, while Samson Lee and Aaron Jarvis provide prop cover on the bench.

Prop Paul James, who suffered a tight calf muscle against Uruguay last Sunday, does not make the match-day 23.

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