England v Wales - Six Nations Preview

Two unbeaten Six Nations records go head to head this weekend as England and Wales do battle at Twickenham on Saturday afternoon.

Rugby betting pundits will know how well Wales have been playin go late, while England have secured two victories from their opening two Six Nations games following a World Cup campaign to forget last season.

This is the first time England wil be playing at Twickenham under their interim coach Stuart Lancaster too, so he will want a positive performance. The atmosphere will certainly be something as these two proud rugby nations do battle once more.

Speaking of Lancaster, he has been speaking to those placing rugby bets about Saturday afternoon's clash with Wales, saying that Owen Farrell is more than capable of being England's main man, brushing aside concerns about his inexperience.

The England coach said: "If you asked the players no one would be concerned in the slightest and neither are the management."

"I wouldn't want to compare any young player to Jonny Wilkinson because I think it sets them up but his core, basic skills are very, very good."

"He's one of the best young players I've ever coached in that regard, whether it's kicking or passing."

"This is a very exciting crop of young English players coming through. We've got to stick with them, have faith in them and give them the international experience they need to develop England into a long-term winning side."

As for the betting odds for this weekend's contest, Wales are the favourites to secure victory at 8/13 with Bet365, while England are 6/4 with Ladbrokes to make it three wins from three Six Nations games in 2012.

In other markets for betting on rugby, Chris Ashton is the 8/1 favourite to score the first try with BetVictor, while George North is 10/1 with Sportingbet. The much discussed Farrel can then be backed at 25/1 with Paddy Power.


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