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Phillips positive over Wales

Mike Phillips believes Wales are "in a good place" as they prepare for a Triple Crown assault at Twickenham that could leave them two wins away from Grand Slam glory.

World Cup semi-finalists Wales will put their unbeaten record in this season's RBS 6 Nations Championship on the line against title rivals England, who also boast a 100% record.

"It is a massive game now, it is set up nicely," said Wales scrum-half Phillips. "It doesn't really matter who is favourite. We will go up there full of confidence and do what we have been doing, which is working hard for each other. We are in a good place at the moment."

He added: "We played them three times last year, including two games before the World Cup, so we know what to expect. It is going to be a really tough game, but it is about doing our part right.

"We've shown when we get the ball that we are dangerous.

"Italy threw it away (against England) really. They were up by nine points and in control, and then they threw the game away. They will be frustrated.

"But to be fair to England, they have had two wins, and a win is a win.

"They are two from two. They are a new side, so it is important we go up there with a solid defence because they have got some threatening, dangerous players."


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