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).
Meet the members of the WRU's inaugural Youth Board - after an online selection process which saw a host of high calibre candidates submit video applications the WRU has made its first 15 appointments.The board is made up of individuals aged between 16 and 21, and will meet for the first time at Principality Stadium on Monday 15th February.
The Wales Women's team headed to Dare Valley Country Park on a team bonding exercise as the entire squad got together for the very first time in preparation for this season's Six Nations championship which kicks off on Saturday with a clash against defending champions Ireland, in Donnybrook.
Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland discusses his team selection for the opening round of the RBS 6 Nations where he leads his side against Ireland, on Sunday. As WRU TV's Luke Brodley discovers, Gatland is fully aware of the challenges the defending champions pose
WRUTV caught up with Wales Women captain Rachel Taylor at the RBS 6 Nations launch and how a good crowd really helps boost the girls performance. Tickets for all three Women's home games at The Gnoll, Neath are available from www.wru.wales/tickets