Burgess and Farrell set to start

Date published: September 23 2015

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England are set to include Owen Farrell and Sam Burgess in their starting line-up that will take on Wales this Saturday, according to several reports.

The duo, who were on the bench against Fiji in last Friday's Rugby World Cup opener, are due to replace George Ford and Jonathan Joseph respectively.

Centre Joseph is struggling with a chest problem, as revealed on Tuesday, but fly-half Ford's absence will be a tactical change from boss Stuart Lancaster.

Burgess has impressed the coaches during the RWC warm-ups and their training camp, with England going for a physical approach in the midfield.

England will name their squad for the Twickenham clash on Thursday.

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