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England to face Wales at Euro 2016

Wales and England will meet at Euro 2016 following being drawn with each other in Group B for subsequent summer’s finals in France.

Russia and Slovakia are the other teams in their group.

European Championship debutants Northern Ireland are in Group C with globe champions Germany, Poland and Ukraine.

The Republic of Ireland are up against best-ranked side Belgium, Italy and Sweden in Group E.

The 1st game of the tournament will be at the Stade de France amongst France and Romania on Friday, ten June at 20:00 BST.

Euro groups

Wales’ match against England is the second game for both countries in their group, in Lens on Thursday, 16 June.

Northern Ireland kick off their group against Poland on Sunday, 12 June and finish it against Germany nine days later.

The Republic face Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Sweden in their 13 June opener and conclude their group games against Italy on 22 June.

This year’s tournament is the biggest European Championship ever, with 24 teams.

The top two from each and every group will go via to the last 16, even though the very best 4 third-placed teams also progress – which means only eight teams are eliminated in the group stages.

Much more to stick to.

Wales forward Faletau to join Bath

Taulupe Faletau won his initial cap for Wales in 2011

Bath will sign Wales back-rower Taulupe Faletau from Pro12 side Newport Gwent Dragons at the finish of the season.

He had been set to join them in October but a move was blocked by Warren Gatland, his national team coach.

The Tonga-born 25-year-old has been capped 52 occasions by Wales, and represented the British and Irish Lions in the course of the 2013 tour of Australia.

Faletau, who has been with Dragons considering that 2009, played 4 instances as Wales reached the World Cup quarter-finals.

“The way Bath strategy the game suits my style of play,” he stated.

“The chance to function with Darren (Edwards, Bath first-group coach) again after performing so with Wales Below-20s and the Dragons was also too very good to turn down.”

Faletau has won three Six Nations titles and two Grand Slams. A Welsh Rugby Union statement