Six Nations 2013: England recall Youngs, Farrell, Croft & Marler
RBS Six Nations: Wales v England
Venue: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Date: Saturday, 16 March
Kick-off: 17:00 GMT
Coverage: Watch on BBC One, HD & Online; Listen on BBC Radio 5 live, Radio Wales, Radio Cymru & online; live text commentary online; highlights & analysis on Scrum V at 19:00 on Sun, 17 March on BBC Wales & online, and 2315 on BBC Two
Ben Youngs, Owen Farrell, Tom Croft and Joe Marler have been recalled to England's starting XV for Saturday's Six Nations decider against Wales.
Leicester scrum-half Youngs, 23, is in for Danny Care while fly-half Farrell, who missed
the win over Italy
with a thigh injury, replaces Toby Flood.
Flanker Croft, who has made only six appearances since returning from a broken neck, replaces James Haskell.
Harlequins' loose-head prop Joe Marler reclaims his place from Mako Vunipola.
Meanwhile, second row Joe Launchbury retains his place in the starting line-up after shaking off an elbow injury.
An England victory by any margin would secure a first
triumph in a decade.
An England defeat by six points or fewer would be enough for
ENGLAND TO WIN THE TITLE.
If England lose by seven points but outscore Wales by three tries or more,
ENGLAND WIN THE TITLE.
A Wales victory by seven points or more, providing they stay ahead of England on tournament tries (7 to 5 so far), would see
WALES RETAIN THE TITLE.
If Wales win by seven points but England score two more tries then the
TITLE WOULD BE SHARED.
The Leicester flanker was told later that he had come as close to being paralysed as it was possible to be but made his comeback for the Tigers on 4 January.
Highlights: England 18-11 Italy
After being given medical clearance to play every week, Croft, 27, was immediately recalled by England and he came off the bench against Italy.
He will bring a more mobile, athletic dimension to the England back row than the more physical Haskell, who is primed to win his 50th cap off the bench.
Victory for England would give them their first Grand Slam since 2003, the year they also won the World Cup.
But Lancaster's team could still win their second Championship in three years if they are beaten by fewer than eight points.
Defending champions Wales would also take the title with a seven-point win as long as England did not score three more tries than them.
A Goode (Saracens); C Ashton (Saracens), M Tuilagi (Leicester), B Barritt (Saracens), M Brown (Harlequins); O Farrell (Saracens), B Youngs (Leicester); J Marler (Harlequins), T Youngs (Leicester), D Cole (Leicester), J Launchbury (Wasps), G Parling (Leicester), T Croft (Leicester), C Robshaw (Harlequins, capt), T Wood (Northampton).
D Hartley (Northampton), D Wilson (Bath), M Vunipola (Saracens), C Lawes (Northampton), J Haskell (Wasps), D Care (Harlequins), T Flood (Leicester), B Twelvetrees (Gloucester).
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