England and Wales’ Twickenham clash a good idea, whatever the weather

It might not seem the most natural time for these two rivals to face off, but there is plenty for Eddie Jones’ and Warren Gatland’s teams to play for

It is still probably a good idea in the minds of the coaches. And presumably they will be telling their players that if they, the privileged to be wearing the shirt, don’t think it’s a good idea, then their careers are definitely not going to be extended much beyond this afternoon. So, in all in all, England-Wales can’t be such a bad idea.

It is, after all, a series decider, what with the teams level on one victory apiece over the course of the season. Wales won in the World Cup at Twickenham and England won there in the Six Nations on their way to the grand slam. What’s wrong with acclimatising the sides to the notion of a showdown? They’ll both be off to the southern hemisphere soon enough for three-match series, and what wouldn’t they both give to be in contention after two Tests? One-all with one to play; get used to the feeling – think big, England and Wales.

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