CENTRE Ben Te’o has been overlooked for England’s Six Nations match against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday (4.45pm).

The Worcester Warriors ace was retained in a 25-man squad earlier this week after recovering from a side strain that forced to miss the opening two games of the championship.

But with midfield duo Manu Tuilagi and Henry Slade impressing in the wins over Ireland and France head coach Eddie Jones has decided to leave Te’o out of his matchday 23.

However Te’o is expected to remain with England as a travelling reserve.

Head coach Eddie Jones has made two changes to the starting XV following injuries to Chris Ashton and Mako Vunipola with Jack Nowell selected on the right wing and Ben Moon at loosehead prop.

Joe Cokanasiga and Brad Shields are included in the squad for the first time this tournament while Ellis Genge and Harry Williams are named as replacement.

Warriors' in-form wing Josh Adams will win his ninth Wales cap against England after being selected in the starting line-up.

Adams scored his first Six Nations try in the victory over Italy in Rome two weeks ago and was also on the scoresheet for Warriors in the Gallagher Premiership at Harlequins last Saturday.

England boss Jones said: “England and Wales is always a big game.

"Intense rivals and there is the historical context to it, but for us it is our most important game because it is our next game and that is how we are treating it.

“As you have read in the media, it’s all about Wales, we are playing potentially the greatest team ever.

"Their players are full of emotion and it’s the biggest game they are going to play in their lives."

Wales head coach Warren Gatland added: “We’ve had a great two-week lead up to this game, we’ve looked really sharp and the squad are incredibly motivated to kick on.

“We know how important this game is for the rest of the championship.

"It’s a massive challenge playing against an England team that is playing really well and with a lot of confidence and we’ve got to make it difficult for them on Saturday."

ENGLAND: Daly; Nowell, Slade, Tuilagi, May; Farrell, Youngs; Moon, George, Sinckler, Lawes, Kruis, Wilson, Curry, Vunipola.

Replacements: Cowan-Dickie, Genge, Williams, Launchbury, Shields, Robson, Ford, Cokanasiga.

WALES: Williams; North, J Davies, Parkes, Adams; Anscombe, G Davies; Evans, Owens, Francis, Hill, AW Jones, Navidi, Tipuric, Moriarty.

Replacements: Dee, Smith, Lewis, Beard, Wainwright, A Davies, Biggar, Watkin.