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North warns Wales to keep tempo high against England


Wales look to defeat the old enemy England at Twickenham.          Photo courtesy of Sum_of_Marc

George North has warned his Wales teammates to prepare for a physical battle at Twickenham on Sunday as they look to keep the Six Nations hopes alive.

After victory against France last time out North believes a win over England could propel his country towards victory in the championship after a disappointing start to the tournament.

“From our point of view the performance against France was really clinical to keep the Six Nations alive, now it’s wide open and this game at Twickenham could be the decider,” he said.

“From the boys point of view we can only go there with an open mind. Twickenham is a tough place to go and England have been playing well. “They’re on form in this Six Nations and they have a lot of quality and a lot of size and speed.”

Wales defeated England last time out in London with a last gasp try from Scott Williams and North said another high intensity performance is key to victory.

He said: “Against Ireland we didn’t play the Welsh way. The France game was a case of coming together and working hard. “It’s incredible what a week can do. Against France we trained hard, we were short, sharp and accurate and played with a high tempo. That’s the Welsh way.”

The game at Twickenham kicks off at 3pm on Sunday when the result of Ireland’s clash with Italy will alread be known.

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