• ‘If we perform as we can we will have a chance’
  • Wales have lost six of their last seven matches

Wales are backing themselves to produce their best performance of a disappointing year against England in Llanelli on Saturday, aware of the consequences against the Six Nations champions if they continue their poor form since the end of the summer lockdown.

Victory over Georgia last weekend ended a run of six successive defeats, but it was routine rather than accomplished against limited opponents and Wales, who have slumped to ninth in the world rankings, know they have to turn up the volume against the side they relish defeating more than any other.

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Source: Rugby – The Guardian