Saturday at 5:00pm will see England take on Wales in a crunch match to decide whether the Six Nations trophy will be returning to Cardiff or, for the first time in 10 years; England.
With 4 impressive and tenacious wins out of 4, England need a win at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff to secure the title. However, if the Welsh do win by a margin of more than 7 points, then they will take home the crown.
Last Sunday, a passionate and somewhat dodgy performance saw England win against Italy at Twickenham. Since the beginning, they have not won any game by a comfortable margin. Instead, tough performances have given them the wins.
A fairly youthful and inexperienced outfit, many of Stuart Lancaster’s side will not have experienced playing in Cardiff, where the Welsh atmosphere will be rousing. For this reason, the match will be a classic.
In an interview for the BBC, earlier this week, England defence coach, Andy Farrell spoke here about how experience for England will come through important matches saying that:
“Experience has to start somewhere and we have to be challenging to win our first trophy.”
Lancaster’s side is impressive. A major reshuffle after the disastrous World Cup Campaign, which saw an early exit under the guidance of Martin Johnson, led to a whole new line-up of talent.
Under captain Chris Robshaw; who has little over single figured caps, England has a great potential. Owen Farrell, as Fly Half, at just 21, has seen England through many moments of the Six Nations. He will be back on Saturday and will be looking to improve after a tough time had against France.
For me, I cannot wait. Alongside an England win, a Chris Ashton swan dive would go down a treat, much to the disgust of the watching Welsh fans. The game will have everything in it, including some crunching tackles.
One thing that is clear is this is not one to miss.