Six Nations schedulers could not have arranged the timing of this England-Wales match better, with fan bases in a similarly optimistic mood ahead of Saturday's clash at Twickenham. It should be. That's rare these days.
England came from behind to win 27-24, their first win in the opening match in four years. The three-point gap was the narrowest in the game against Italy, with 17 of the points coming from George Ford, but all-action winger Tommy Freeman and debut flanker Ethan Roots were the center of attention and a promising side. It was a performance that could last.
Wales may have lost to Scotland for the first time in more than 20 years in Cardiff, but their frenetic second-half display will be talked about for years to come. Warren Gatland's side took advantage of their caution and came within a point of overturning a 27-0 deficit with scrum-half Tomos Williams providing a spark after coming on at half-time.
Fly-half Yoan Lloyd and No. 8 Aaron Wainwright have been key to nearing a recovery and Wales fans will be hoping for more.
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What time is kickoff?
England vs Wales kick-off is Saturday 10th February at 4:45pm GMT / 11:45am ET / 8:45am PT. In Australia, it's 3:45am AEDT on Sunday 11 February.
England vs Wales venue
Saturday's match will be played at the 82,000-capacity Twickenham Stadium, the largest of the Six Nations venues. The name comes from the leafy south-west London suburbs, where the land on which the town is built was previously used to grow vegetables, giving it the nickname “Cabbage Field”.
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