The Red Rose bounced back from a devastating Calcutta Cup defeat to Scotland with a thumping win over Italy at Twickenham, while Wayne Pivac’s Welsh side stunned Scotland at Murrayfield to remain unbeaten from two rounds of matches in this season’s campaign.
Wales assistant coach Neil Jenkins has pinpointed his side’s discipline as the key to winning amid an “edge” and “confrontation” between the sides, but Eddie Jones maintains his side are cautious about the potential for Alun Wyn Jones to wind up his players: "At times, he (Alun Wyn Jones) has targeted players in our team. We've spoken about him and we understand what he will be trying to do. It's just about making sure we maintain our composure and our control."
But Jenkins has denied that would be the case: "I don't think so. The game is the game. Things are going to happen, people get on edge, there are going to be confrontations. That's the reality. There is going to be edge tomorrow, there is no doubting that, but the reality is we have got to keep our discipline as well, keep 15 players on the pitch, back our systems and not give England easy ins. I have no doubt there are going to be some altercations, but let's hope they are disciplined ones and it's not on our side, anyway. You have got to have a disciplined edge. Any Wales-England game is huge. It's what it is all about. It's a game like no other."
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