Jake Ball to start for Wales against England
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Lock Jake Ball will start for Wales against England in their crunch Six Nations match at Twickenham on Sunday after Luke Charteris was ruled out on Friday with a neck injury.
Charteris would have played on his 31st birthday.
Ball made his first start two weeks ago in the 27-6 win over France at Cardiff, going in at the last minute for the injured Alun-Wyn Jones.
Ball will play alongside Jones, who has recovered from a foot infection.
In the reserves, Andrew Coombs takes Ball’s place.
Wales is chasing a third straight Six Nations title.