Though the two countries met in Buenos Aires in an eight-team tournament of 1999, in their Championship clashes, Wales won 36-21 at Neath in 1999; 15-12 at New Brighton in 2000 and 27-12 at Pontypridd last year.
After winning in Ireland and losing at home to France, Wales defeated Italy at Bridgend by 65-12, but nevertheless make several changes.
Liam Roberts switches wings for James Strong to make his debut, though he played in the 'A' team's draw with England 'A' at Pontypridd last December.
Andrew Powell, the powerful Newport forward is brought in at no 8, and Ryan Jones at lock, but the squad's only full international - Gavin Henson - is again on the replacements bench.
The overall Wales record in matches played in the Northern hemisphere is - Played 47, Won 36, Lost 11.
England's only victory against Wales was in their first meeting in 1998 at Worcester, winning 46-7.
Team: 15 Gareth Swales (Swansea); 14 James Strong (London Welsh), 13 Hal Luscombe (Newport), 12 Matthew Brayley (Swansea, capt), 11 Liam Roberts (Cardiff); 10 Nicky Robinson (Cardiff), 9 Michael Phillips (Llanelli); 1 Paul James (Neath), 2 Adam Matthews (Neath), 3 Adam Jones (Neath), 4 Luke Tait (Cardiff), 5 Ryan Jones (UWIC), 6 Rhys Williams (Ebbw Vale), 7 Gareth Williams (Llanelli), 8 Andrew Powell (Newport)Replacements: 16 Matthew Miles (Northampton), 17 Phil John (Llanelli), 18 Ceiron Jones (Llanelli), 19 Bryn Griffiths (Llanelli), 20 Rhys Jones (Newport), 21 Chris Miller (Cardiff), 22 Gavin Henson (Swansea).
Porthcawl recently received a WRU facilities grant and funding from Natwest RugbyForce in order to give their changing rooms a facelift. This came after receiving £10,000 in a WRU facilities grant last year to tarmac their car park. The improvements have already helped to make the club more accessible, not only for their own members and players but for the whole community.
The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a new, accredited Safeguarding and Protecting Children course - funded by the WRU and delivered in partnership with Sport Wales and the NSPCC - fo rugby club volunteers around Wales.
The SWALEC semi-final draws threw up some mouth-watering clashes in the Cup, Plate and Bowl as the 12 teams aim for the Millennium Stadium Finals Day. All the semi-finals are to be played on the weekend of April 12.
Welsh whistler Rhys Thomas continues to scale the heights of the game as he prepares to be an official in this weekend's Hong Kong Sevens tournament, undoubtedly the showpiece event on the World Series calendar.
Wales International Ian Evans and Wales and Lions legend Scott Quinnell swapped rugby balls for paint pots at Tonna during the RBS 6 Nations. They surprised club players with a special clubhouse makeover to launch NatWest RugbyForce 2014 - a programme developed in partnership with the WRU to make rugby clubs stronger businesses by improving and renovating their facilities with the support of volunteers and the local community.
Fresh from claiming the Bowl honours in Tokyo last Sunday, the Wales Sevens squad have settled into their routine as they prepare for this weekend's Hong Kong tournament where Iolo Evans is aiming high, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.