Twickenham ready for Saturday storms but all looks set fair for Wales | Robert Kitson

England should lift the Calcutta Cup but the real glittering prize can be Warren Gatland’s yet again

Rarely has the country been in greater need of a glorious Six Nations finale as a distraction from real life. Even Theresa May might benefit from putting her feet up, pouring a glass of something chilled and settling down to watch someone else try to reshape history. If the prime minister thought Westminster was lively this week, she should check out a grand slam decider in Cardiff.

She might also recognise a couple of familiar themes. Should Wales mark Warren Gatland’s Six Nations farewell with a third grand slam in 11 years, at least one prominent British leader will leave this year with honour intact. Alternatively, England could still sneak up and secure an outcome that appeared to have been scuppered in Cardiff last month. Gatland, Eddie Jones and Joe Schmidt are not Brexit experts but they are past masters at finding 11th-hour solutions.

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