Williams, Biggar start for Wales after injuries

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Wales have made four changes to the starting lineup for the Six Nations clash against England at Twickenham on Saturday.

Liam Williams and Josh Navidi return from injury and are set to make their first appearances for the national team since the World Cup in Japan.

Williams replaces the injured Josh Adams on the wing while Tomos Williams and Rob Evans have also been included in the starting XV.

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Dan Biggar will also start despite picking up a knee injury for Northampton against Saracens last weekend.

Taulupe Faletau drops to the bench while Scarlet Wyn Jones and Gareth Davies have been omitted from the squad.

“We’ve had a good two weeks and we are really excited about heading up to Twickenham for what will be a huge Six Nations clash,” Wales head coach Wayne Pivac said in a statement.

“We have had the chance to put the disappointments of the loss to France behind us and we know heading to London we need to be more clinical in attack and convert the opportunities that we are creating.

“Liam’s return to full fitness is a positive after the loss of Josh (Adams), as is the return of Josh Navidi. We have been targeting this game for both of their returns and they have trained really well so it’s a great opportunity for them on Saturday.”

Wales starting XV to face England:

Leigh Halfpenny, George North, Nick Tompkins, Hadleigh Parkes, Liam Williams, Dan Biggar, Tomos Williams, Josh Navidi, Justin Tipuric, Ross Moriarty, Alun Wyn Jones (captain), Jake Ball, Dillon Lewis, Ken Owens, Rob Evans.

Replacements: Ryan Elias, Rhys Carre, Leon Brown, Aaron Shingler, Taulupe Faletau, Rhys Webb, Jarrod Evans, Johnny McNicholl.

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