Rugby World Cup: Kenny previews England v Wales
The 2015 Rugby World Cup is only a week old, but what a week it’s been!
We’ve had a magical underdog story in Japan, beating South Africa with a try in the dying moments; a last ditch try to secure England a bonus point in their opening game; and brutal other encounters involving the All Blacks, France, Ireland and Australia – I hoped you’ve managed to watch the action during your UK caravan holidays?
Things really heat up for England tomorrow, when we face a mouth-watering clash with Wales at Twickenham.
Arguably the most intriguing match of the Rugby World Cup so far, both nations, divided by a border and historic rivalry, will be hoping to take the points into a group that only 2 qualify from.
Finely poised at 1-1 from previous World Cup meetings, this fixture promises to be equally as tight. Neither nation will want to lose, with upcoming group games against Australia.
The talk surrounding England involves Sam Burgess and Owen Farrell. Many have questioned the inclusion of these two, particularly the inexperienced Burgess, but I think it’s only a benefit that England can rotate the squad with such depth.
Wales will be looking back to 2013 for inspiration, when they stole the Six Nations from England’s grasp in Cardiff. All eyes will be on George North, the winger who has everything to be the match winner.
So it’s prediction time. I think it’ll be a nip and tuck first half, with Wales tiring in the second period. England 23 18 Wales.
Enjoy the game guys, you shouldn’t be short of pubs to visit near our caravan holiday parks!