In one of the most awaited games of the Rugby World Cup, we will see Wales and England go head to head. Of course, in the past, there have been some problems between the teams. With both sides being excellent, it’s clear to see that things will not be smooth sailing at all. In fact, there has already been a little rivalry even though the tournament is yet to begin. So, does either team have what it takes to go all the way? Will one of these teams be holding the trophy at the end of the games? Let’s take a look at what we know so far.
Sam Warburton to lead Wales
Sam Warburton has been out of the game for quite some time now. His injury was unfortunate, meaning that he had no choice but to take some time off. Now, he is back in the game. That in itself could mean massive things for the Welsh boys. As one of the team’s strongest players, many people think that Sam has what it takes to lead the team to victory. His return will help the team a great deal.
Rhys Webb to miss games
While they might have Sam back on side, the Welsh team has lost one of their best players this time. Rhys Webb suffered a foot injury, which means that he will not play in the games at all. In the past, Rhys has done a lot for the Welsh team. He is one of the team’s greatest players. Before this sad incident, people thought that he would help the team win the trophy. Without him on side, though, the team will have to work much harder than ever to win. It is true that his absence will put a strain on Wales.
Andy Farrell believes in England
So, what about England? Well, the English team have suffered some setbacks in the last few months. Andy Farrell claims that he has it all under control. If you believe what he has to say, it means that the English team are well-prepared for this game. Just two weeks ago, the team lost eight players. That means that there is not much room for injuries during the games. If one of the players gets hurt, it could mean awful things for England. Only time will tell if they have what it takes.
Stuart Lancaster v Warren Gatland
There is yet more rivalry this year than ever. England boss, Stuart Lancaster, and Warren Gatland have already started to bicker. It seems that Warren has suggested that Stuart doesn’t know what he’s doing. He said that Stuart has no idea what the strongest England team would be. Stuart has fired back at Warren, saying that he is wasting his breath. Is Warren playing mind games? Well, yes, he is. He is famous for doing so. With everything at stake and a trophy to win, the boys will have to bring their A-game. Whether the English lads can pull it off is unclear.