Lancaster defends England changes

Stuart Lancaster defends his England team selection after making four changes to the squad ahead of Saturday's Six Nations clash against Wales.

Owen Farrell moves from centre to fly-half to replace the injured Charlie Hodgson, Northampton's Lee Dickson steps in for Ben Youngs at scrum-half, while Scarlets' Ben Morgan starts at number eight in place of Phil Dowson and lock Tom Palmer has been dropped in favour of Leicester's Geoff Parling.

The interim head coach says the youngsters "deserve a start" and insists that the "outstanding" Farrell is "ready to play" at fly-half in place of the in-form Hodgson, who cut and sprained his left index finger in training this week.

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