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England Womens Head Coach Gary Street has made just one change to the starting line-up that defeated Italy last weekend for Sundays Six Nations clash against Wales, kick off 230pm at Aberavon RFC.

Following Saturdays 34-0 victory against Italy, Wasps scrum-half La Toya Mason comes in to start ahead of Lichfields Georgina Gulliver. On the bench, Street has called up Bristols Kim Oliver, who can play at fly-half or in the centre. Oliver has been side-lined through injury this season and will make a welcome return to the match day squad having impressed in the RFU Divisional Programme over recent weeks. Worcester prop Rochelle Clark is also named on the bench after missing the Italian clash.

I was impressed with our performance against Italy last weekend so I have given the bulk of the squad the chance to start again, said Street. It was a tough call to decide who should start at scrum-half but in this instance La Toya just gets the nod.

The only other changes are on the bench and its great to welcome back a player of Kims experience. She has 42 caps and is unlucky not to have played this season because of injury. We have definitely got an experienced bench who will bring a lot of firepower to our game".

Although England cannot defend their Grand Slam crown after defeats to Ireland and France this season, wins over Scotland and Italy means that England can still finish second in the Six Nations if they defeat Wales.

For Wales, this is also a massive game. They know that if they defeat England something theyve not done since 2009 then they will qualify for the Rugby World Cup in 2014.

Street added: Theres a lot at stake for both teams on Sunday. Wales need no motivation to want to beat England but certainly qualifying for next years Rugby World Cup is a massive goal for them.

For us, we have got a lot to play for. We want to finish second in this years championship and I think if we can do that without several of our big name, experienced players, then thats a good result in a challenging Six Nations year.

England

15 Lauren Cattell (Saracens)

14 Lydia Thompson (Worcester)

13 Abigail Chamberlain (Richmond)

12 Amber Reed (Bristol)

11 Sally Tuson (Bristol)

10 Ceri Large (Worcester)

9 La Toya Mason (Wasps) (VC)

1 Roz Crowley (Lichfield

2 Victoria Fleetwood (Lichfield)

3 Laura Keates (Worcester)

4 Joanna McGilchrist (Wasps)

5 Emily Braund (Lichfield)

6 Sarah Hunter (C) (Lichfield)

7 Hannah Gallagher (Saracens)

8 Harriet Millar-Mills (Lichfield)

Replacements:

16 Emma Croker (Richmond)

17 Rochelle Clark (Worcester)

18 Sophie Hemming (Bristol)

19 Tamara Taylor (Lichfield)

20 Rebecca Essex (Richmond)

21 Georgina Gulliver (Lichfield)

22 Kim Oliver (Bristol)

23 Emily Scott (Thurrock)

Englands Six Nations Fixtures & Results:

February 2, 2013 - England 76 Scotland 0

February 9, 2013 - Ireland 25 England 0

February 23, 2013 England 20 France 30

March 9, 2013 - England 34 Italy 0

March 17, 2013 - Wales v England - KO 230pm, Aberavon RFC

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