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).
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.