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England v Wales - Did you know?

Published 23/09/2015

Wales captain Sam Warburton's dog is named after former Tottenham player Ledley King
Wales captain Sam Warburton's dog is named after former Tottenham player Ledley King

England and Wales will go head to head in a World Cup showdown at Twickenham on Saturday that promises to have a major bearing on both teams' quarter-final hopes.

Here, Press Association Sport takes a behind the scenes look at some of the main players and some possibly little-known tales about them.

* Wales skipper and Tottenham fan Sam Warburton's dog is called Ledley - named after former Spurs player Ledley King.

* England centre Sam Burgess likes watching television shows 'I'm A Celebrity....Get Me Out Of Here!' and 'Big Brother'.

* Wales centre Jamie Roberts is a qualified doctor who will embark on a two-year part-time masters degree in medical science at Cambridge University after the World Cup.

* England prop Dan Cole says he would take three things to a desert island - some method of water purification, sun block and a machete to build a hut.

* Wales wing George North's girlfriend is world champion cyclist Becky James.

* England fly-half Owen Farrell's signature dish is eggs on toast.

* Wales full-back Liam Williams was a scaffolder before he became a full-time rugby player in 2011.

* England lock Courtney Lawes has two bulldogs named BB and Benson.

* Wales centre Scott Williams married his childhood sweetheart Tanya earlier this summer, when their wedding cake was made by North's girlfriend Becky James.

* England wing Jonny May describes himself as "odd, funny and driven" and hopes his friends agree.

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