Six Nations 2018: Wales' Leigh Halfpenny ruled out of England match

Leigh Halfpenny scores one of his two tries against Scotland in the 2018 Six Nations
Leigh Halfpenny scored two tries and kicked six goals against Scotland
Six Nations 2018: England v Wales
Venue: Twickenham Date: Saturday, 10 February Kick-off: 16:45 GMT
Coverage: Live radio commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio Wales & BBC Radio Cymru. Live text commentary, report and video highlights on the BBC website and app.

Leigh Halfpenny has been ruled out of Wales' Six Nations game against England today, with Gareth Anscombe drafted in at full-back.

The Scarlets number 15 did not train on the eve of the game and reportedly has a foot infection.

Anscombe has not started a game for Wales since the June 2017 win against Samoa in Apia.

The Blues full-back's place on the bench is taken by Ospreys centre Owen Watkin.

It is a major blow for Wales coach Gatland whose team includes seven players who have never played in a Test match at Twickenham.

However, Anscombe was in the Wales side that beat England 28-25 there in the 2015 World Cup.

Halfpenny has scored 671 points in 75 appearances for Wales, including a 24-point haul in the 34-7 win against Scotland in Cardiff in the opening round of the 2018 Six Nations.

Wales team: Anscombe (Cardiff Blues); Adams (Worcester), S Williams (Scarlets), Parkes (Scarlets), S Evans (Scarlets); Patchell (Scarlets), G Davies (Scarlets); R Evans (Scarlets), Owens (Scarlets), Lee (Scarlets), Hill (Dragons), AW Jones (Ospreys capt), Shingler (Scarlets), Navidi (Cardiff Blues), Moriarty (Gloucester).

Replacements: Dee, W Jones, Francis, B Davies, Tipuric, A Davies, Watkin, North.

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