Jake Ball, born in Ascot, will make his second start for Wales at Twickenham tomorrow

Six Nations 2014: England v Wales - Jake Ball happy living the dream as he continues to feature in the absence of Luke Charteris

Charteris was ruled out of Sunday's encounter with a neck injury meaning Ball will partner Alun Wyn Jones in the second-row

Six Nations 2014: England v Wales - Humble Mike Brown says he doesn't see himself as a star as 'Mr Angry' admits he just wants to win

Brown earnt the nickname with Harlequins due to his fierce temperament on the pitch

Six Nations 2014: England v Wales - Lancaster plays down the age gap as he seeks Triple treat

England’s inexperienced side go into battle against the dozen Lions in the Wales XV trying not to be motivated by revenge

Brian O’Driscoll will break the record for Test caps in his final Ireland match in Dublin today

Six Nations 2014: Ireland v Italy - Irish put title push ahead of Brian O’Driscoll farewell

Brian O’Driscoll’s emotional final international appearance in Dublin will not hinder Ireland’s Six Nations title quest, according to Jamie Heaslip.

Jake Ball, born in Ascot, will make his second start for Wales at Twickenham tomorrow

Six Nations 2014: England v Wales - England-born Jake Ball happy he chose Wales

Wales newcomer Jake Ball insists there will be no family conflict tomorrow despite choosing to play for the Land of his Father.

Joe Marler in training with the England squad at Pennyhill Park yesterday

Six Nations 2014: England v Wales - Joe Marler wants no repeat of last year’s video nasty

According to rugby orthodoxy, prop forwards are notoriously slow on the uptake.

Duncan Weir’s last-gasp drop goal against Italy gave Scotland victory in Rome last month

Six Nations 2014: Scotland v France - Stuart Hogg tips Duncan Weir to be the perfect 10... if he stops boasting

The Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg has claimed he is fed up listening to team-mate Duncan Weir brag about his match-winning drop-goal against Italy.

A Wales fan shows his colours before the big showdown

Six Nations 2014: England v Wales - Old enemy still the scalp every Welshman wants

Success may have diluted national hysteria, but there’s no doubt who we most love to beat, admits Matt Lloyd in Cardiff

Stuart Lancaster observes his team

Six Nations 2014: Stuart Lancaster says 'we're ready' ahead of England v Wales at Twickenham

England will be looking to avenge the record defeat they suffered last time they met Wales

Wales lock Luke Charteris has been ruled out of the Six Nations match against England due to a neck injury

Six Nations 2014: England v Wales - Wales dealt late blow as Luke Charteris ruled out with neck injury ahead of Twickenham trip

Perpignan second-row will be replaced by Jake Ball who was dropped to the bench to accommodate the returning Alun Wyn Jones

Sam Warburton is the first to sign a Welsh central contract

Sam Warburton sparks political row after making 'British' claim ahead of Six Nations clash between England and Wales

Wales captain was defusing comments from the England camp that the Welsh were fuelled by hatred but has been criticised by a Plaid Cymru MP who has questioned his leadership suitability

Ben Morgan is an even-money bet for a role at No 8

Six Nations 2014: England v Wales - One change for England as Ben Morgan replaces injured Billy Vunipola for Wales encounter

Exeter Chiefs flanker Tom Johnson is recalled to the international side but there is no return for fit-again Manu Tuilagi

Jonathan Sexton has been passed fit for Ireland's match against Italy

Six Nations 2014: Ireland v Italy - Joe Schmidt claims Ireland have been given the thumbs up to play Jonathan Sexton

Fly-half damaged thumb ligaments in the defeat to England a fortnight ago but will line-up at the Aviva Stadium to take on Italy

Joe Launchbury and Courtney Lawes (bottom-left) have been praised by Wales opposite number Alun Wyn Jones ahead of the Six Nations encounter between England and Wales

Six Nations 2014: England v Wales: Alun Wyn Jones holds special praise for opposite second row duo Courtney Lawes and Joe Launchbury

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Steve Walsh came in for criticism after last year’s meeting between England and Wales in Cardiff, which the hosts won

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