Six Nations: We're ready for the battle, says Leicester Tigers star
Hooker Tom Youngs knows just what to expect from the Wales front-row when he packs down at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
The Leicester Tigers man will be up against the likes of tight-head prop Adam Jones and opposite number Richard Hibbard as England and Wales battle for the Six Nations crown in Cardiff.
Youngs has faced both men during Tigers' Heineken Cup double-header with the Ospreys this season and is expecting a big tussle.
"They are a very good pack. I played against Adam Jones and Richard Hibbard for the Ospreys so we know what is coming," he said.
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"It comes down to that first scrum, that first hit and engagement. We have been working hard on our details and we have felt we have got better as the tournament has gone on.
"It's going to be a massive game and it is something that we are all looking forward to.
"After Italy, we have had some things to work on this week and we know that if we are not at the races, we are not going to win it.
"It will be tough. They are a hell of a side but where better to win it than down there on a great occasion, at a great stadium and in a country that is very passionate about their rugby. Bring it on."
Youngs, who starts the game ahead of Dylan Hartley, is expecting plenty of noise from 80,000 fans inside the stadium but will be trying to block that out as he discusses calls with his line-out leader.
"It is very loud and you can't really hear yourself speak at times," he said.
"You have to concentrate so hard on the line-out call so all I will be focusing on is him (line-out leader) and I will have to lip-read if necessary.
"Then I will be concentrating on throwing the ball so you block the noise out.
"It should be a great occasion and there has been an extra buzz this week because playing Wales in the Millennium Stadium is a special thing
"The Six Nations has been a great tournament and this is a great way to finish it off."