CHISELDON'S Jonny May has retained his place in the England side for their crucial Six Nations clash away against Wales this weekend.

Winger May has been in sensational form throughout the tournament, scoring four tries in England’s opening two matches.

That included a hat-trick in the 44-8 win for Eddie Jones’ side at home to France in the previous round two weeks ago.

The Leicester Tigers player will win his 43rd international cap against Wales at the Principality Stadium on Saturday.

Both nations have won their opening two matches of the tournament, so the winners this weekend will be the favourites to be crowned champions.

Elsewhere, Jack Nowell has been restored to the left wing for England in place of the injured Chris Ashton.

Nowell excelled during the opening-weekend rout of Ireland but made way for Ashton against France and is now thrust back into the starting XV for a seismic showdown in Cardiff.

Supplying wing cover on the bench is Joe Cokanasiga, the marauding Bath back who is poised to win his third cap after recovering from a knee injury.

A Championship-ending ankle injury has created a vacancy at loosehead prop that is filled by Ben Moon with Ellis Genge serving as a second-half replacement at the Principality Stadium.

The final of four changes to the matchday 23 sees Brad Shields make his Six Nations debut in place of Nathan Hughes as back row cover.

England have not lost to Wales in the Six Nations since their harrowing collapse in Cardiff in 2013 and enter the collision between the Championship's only unbeaten sides as favourites.

Jones once again hailed Warren Gatland's title hopefuls as the greatest Welsh team in history and mischievously acclaimed the match as the biggest they will ever play.

"England and Wales is always a big game. We're intense rivals and there is the historical context to it," Jones said.

"Whenever you play against a Warren Gatland side you are playing against a side that is going to be very physical on the gain line.

"They are always very fit so you have to make sure you win the gain line and then find opportunities of where you are going to attack them.

"It's all about Wales, we are playing potentially the greatest team ever. Their players are full of emotion and it's the biggest game they are going to play in their lives.

"We have had a good week just focussing on ourselves and focussing on getting our preparation right."