Rugby World Cup 2019: England deploy joker Jack Singleton to continue warm-up experiments

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England haveplayed a joker by picking two hookers on the bench against Wales as attack coach Scott Wisemantel compared the World Cup warm-up Tests to a game of poker.

The second instalment of a doubleheader against the Grand Slam champions unfolds in Cardiff on Saturday with Eddie Jones’ men drawing first blood at Twickenham last weekend in the form of a 33-19 victory.

Twenty-four hours earlier on the other side of the equator, Australia sent shockwaves through the global game by overwhelming New Zealand 47-26.

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England have made three changes to an experimental side, as well as choosing both Jamie George and Jack Singleton on the bench, while Wales have picked many of their established stars.

Wisemantel refuses to read too much into what happens during the build-up to Japan 2019 knowing it is part of the phony war.

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