Farrell and Croft earn recalls

Frank Dalleres
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ENGLAND head coach Stuart Lancaster has reinstated Owen Farrell and Ben Youngs as his half-back combination for tomorrow’s RBS Six Nations decider against Wales.

Flanker Tom Croft is promoted from the bench for his first Test start in a year, while prop Joe Marler replaces Mako Vunipola. England must win to clinch a first grand slam since 2003, while Wales can deny them and snatch the title with a victory by seven points or more.

Saracens fly-half Farrell is England’s top scorer in the championship but missed last week’s nervy defeat of Italy with a thigh injury.

Prop Gethin Jenkins returns from injury to captain Wales, while Justin Tipuric replaces sidelined skipper Ryan Jones.