A Clash of Titans

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  • Rugby World Cup 2015 Picture by: Mike Egerton/PA Wire/Press Association Images.

    Robshaw after win in Wales. Picture by: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport/Press Association Images

    Hallam Amos, Wales. Picture by: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

  • A Clash of Titans
    26.09.2015 12:39

    With the Rugby World Cup now in full flow tension is running high for the British teams as the much anticipated game between England and Wales arrives, will the weather play a part?

    The England Wales game on Saturday evening will be the first time the teams have met in a home World Cup. The two teams have been facing off since 1881 and have played a total of 126 matches. So far England has the slight edge with 58 wins to Wales' 56, drawing 12 times. The last time they played was at the Six Nations back in February this year, where England took a narrow victory.

    A lot rides on the game for both teams as they are in a group with another big team, Australia. Only two teams can make it out of the group so every point will be needed to get through this stage. However, with a bonus point missed by Australia over Fiji whoever loses the match may feel there is still every opportunity to still go through. 

    The teams are closely matched, but England may have the slight edge as several of the key Welsh players are injured and they are playing at home. However, anything can happen in this type of high pressure game. Something that England’s coach Stuart Lancaster understands, opting for a defensive back line to douse any Welsh flare and fire. Only time will tell if the defense will be good enough.

    England and Wales supporters are in for a nervous few hours but for the neutral spectator it is shaping up to be a game that will be remembered.

    The weather will be dry and settled at Twickenham stadium today and by game time the sun will have gone below the horizon leaving it chilly under the clear skies. However, the vast crowds who have come to see the game will no doubt keep the stadium heated as the game plays out.

    With high pressure across or near to the UK for the next few days it looks set to remain dry and settled with sunny periods. This is good news for the spectators watching other rugby games through the week, as the sunshine will lead to temperatures that are slightly above average. Overnight clear periods are expected and fog may form in places.

    By: John Griffiths