McConnochie belonged to the English team, which lost last year in the final of the Rugby World Cup Sevens
World Cup warm-up match: Wales – England
venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff Date: Saturday, 17th of August Kicking off: 14:15 BST
Reporting: Live on BBC 5 Live Sports Extra, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru, the BBC Sport website and the BBC sports app, as well as live commentary

Rugby World Cup winner Ruaridh McConnochie wins his first international match in England in a warm-up against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.

The 27-year-old, who moved from seven last summer, is one of three changes to the starting eleven who won against the same opponent on Sunday.

Elsewhere, Maro Itoje enters the second row while Courtney Lawes stands at the blind spot.

Anthony Watson, Charlie Ewels and the injured Tom Curry are left out.

The flying half Owen Farrell is called on a strong bank, since George Ford is captain from the beginning. Options in the first row Jamie George, Joe Marler and Kyle Sinckler are also a substitute.

"Our picking strategy for our second game is similar to the first, a mix-and-match approach, we look at different combinations and have a specific strategy for this game," said England coach Eddie Jones.

"The squad has progressed well this week and I think there is a realization in the squad that the hard work is really starting now and nothing has been achieved."

From the sixth stage to two world championships in two years

McConnochie has scored four attempts in 15 appearances for Bath this season

McConnochie won Olympic silver in seven games in Rio in 2016, was part of the English team that finished second at the Seventh Rugby World Cup last year, and was named seven-player of his country before returning to the 15/15 team last summer ,

The 27-year-old, who played as a teenager in the sixth division of the English rugby club for Cranbrook, has adapted quickly and steered Jones's view of his team's 29:10 defeat of Exeter in March.

"It was quite a last-minute and surprised me," he told the Rugby Union Weekly podcast about his deployment on Jones & # 39; training team in June.

"I just wanted to go into every week and live it as a bonus because it's incredible."

Four-way leaderboards are in the starting blocks

After Wales missed the chance to overtake the All Blacks in the world rankings and finish New Zealand's decades-long top spot, they could get another chance with Ireland and England this weekend.

Should Australia beat New Zealand in Auckland on Saturday morning, a victory in Wales would take Warren Gatland's side to the top, while England would need a 16-point advantage. Ireland, which will not play this weekend, would benefit from a draw.

England: Daly; McConnochie, Joseph, Francis, Cokanasiga; Ford, Heinz; Genge, Cowan-Dickie, Cole, Launchbury, Itoje, Lawes, Ludlam, B. Vunipola.

Replacement: George, Marler, Sinckler, Kruis, Singleton, Young, Farrell, Tuilagi