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BBC Rugby Union correspondent Alistair Hignell
"Charvis had a storming game against Pontypool"
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Monday, 28 February, 2000, 14:48 GMT
Charvis earns Twickenham recall
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Colin Charvis is back for the clash against England
Wales have made just one change to their team for Saturday's Six Nations clash against England, with Colin Charvis replacing Geraint Lewis at flanker.

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Lewis has since been ruled out after failing a fitness test. Cardiff's Martin Williams steps up to the bench to replace him.

Coach Graham Henry also brings Llanelli's New Zealand-born full-back Matt Cardey into his 22 for the first time.

Cardey, who has a grandmother from Gwent, removes the more experienced Dafydd James from replacement duty, having impressed in Llanelli and Wales A colours this season.

Charvis, capped 27 times, clinched his place with an outstanding two-try performance - in front of the watching Henry - when Swansea swept aside Welsh Cup seventh-round opponents Pontypool on Saturday.

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Shane Williams earns a start at Twickenham
Lewis has been troubled by a hamstring problem which forced him off at half-time during the Italy clash.

Other injury concerns - wings Gareth Thomas and Shane Williams, together with centre Allan Bateman - are also now 100%, as Henry retains 12 of the team that destroyed England's Grand Slam dream at Wembley last April.

James, prop Ben Evans and injury time try-scorer Scott Gibbs are the three players who miss out.

British Lions centre Gibbs returned to action in Swansea's weekend clash, but after a seven-week injury absence, is clearly short of match practice.

The game will be a red-letter occasion for Wales captain David Young, whose 42nd Test match appearance sees him overtake Graham Price as his country's most-capped prop forward.

Wales Team:

15-Shane Howarth, 14-Gareth Thomas, 13-Allan Bateman, 12-Mark Taylor, 11-Shane Williams; 10-Neil Jenkins, 9-Rob Howley; 8-Scott Quinnell, 7-Brett Sinkinson, 6-Colin Charvis, 5-Chris Wyatt, 4-Craig Quinnell, 3-David Young (captain), 2-Garin Jenkins, 1-Peter Rogers.

Replacements: 16-Barry Williams, 17-Spencer John, 18-Ian Gough, 19-Martin Williams, 20-Richard Smith, 21-Stephen Jones, 22-Matt Cardey
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