Wales will host England at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on the 17th of August in the second warm-up match of a double-header between these two teams, with the first being played a week earlier in England. This match will serve both as a Rugby World Cup 2019 warm-up game and also as an Under Armour Summer Series game with both teams putting finishing touches their possible World Cup squads.
Wales vs England Rugby RWC 2019 Warm-up Game Kickoff Time, Dates, Venue, What Channel is the Game On
- What: Watch Wales vs England Rugby 2019 Live
- When: Saturday, 17th August
- Where: Principality Stadium, Cardiff
- Kickoff: 2:15pm GMT
- Television Match Official (TMO): TBC
- TV: BBC Sport, S4C, NBC Sports, DMAX
The hosts come into this game a 2019 Six Nations Grand Slam and in addition to that, they have won all their previous 10 matches making them the most “in form” team in world rugby. England on the other hand have won 7 out of 10 of their previous game with their most loss being a 21-13 loss to Wales. Wales will be having a good home advantage even though England has won twice in the last 3 visits to Wales.
Wales to Win
Most Recent Game
These two teams previously met in the 2019 Six Nations tournament in February in a game that Wales beat England by a 21-13 scoreline. England had started the game on the front foot and led 10-3 at the break courtesy of a Tom Curry try and an Owen Farrell penalty. Wales had other plans however and they master-minded a successful second half comeback. Anscombe converted two penalties before Hill and Adams crossed the try line to give Wales an invaluable win.
Head to Head
Wales and England have played each other 132 times in test matches. England has a narrow edge over Wales having won 62 of these meetings compared to the 58 won by Wales. 12 of the remaining games have ended in a stalemate. 63 of the 132 matches have been played in Wales with the host emerging victors in 37 occasions and England winning 22 times with 4 games ending in a draw.
Players to Watch
Wales will also be looking up to their in-form player, Liam Williams, to inspire them to victory over their fierce rivals. All eyes will also be in the midfield where H. Parkes and J. Davies will be in campaign mode showcasing why they ought to be in the plane to Japan.
England’s Henry Slade has had an exceptional year so far and he will be fascinating to watch in the heart of the English side. Having impressed in the Six Nations and also making it to the Premiership final, the Exeter Chiefs’ versatile player will be eyeing another successful tournament. Likewise, England will be buoyed by the return to full fitness of Manu Tuilagi which gives them a very good midfield pool to choose from.