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Six Nations Rugby: Mike Catt backs Jonathan Joseph and George Ford

England attacking skills coach Mike Catt reflects on the vision of exciting Bath backs Jonathan Joseph and George Ford by declaring: "They get it."

Joseph and Ford will join forces for a final time in the 2015 RBS Six Nations when France arrive at Twickenham on Saturday with the aim of ruining potential Red Rose title celebrations.

Four tries in four matches highlights Joseph as the most dangerous player in this year's championship while Ford, who has 10 caps, strengthens his claim to the playmaking duties at the World Cup with each game.

The duo will spearhead England's final assault on the title and Catt views them as special talents.

"George and Jonathan have a massive understanding, as seen in George's ability to hit Jonathan early," Catt said.

"What you have to remember with Jonathan is that it's not about his quick feet, it's that he gets the game. He's a very good communicator and the thing I really like about him is that he's got a very low error rate.

"He and George both see the game and play what's in front of them and make the right decisions based on what's there. That's what it's all about."

Meanwhile, Wales star Jonathan Davies expects Super Saturday to be a "twitchy" business.

Wales face a lunchtime appointment with Italy in Rome and could then endure the best part of a five-hour wait before discovering if they have done enough to be crowned Six Nations champions.

"We will all be pretty twitchy, I assume, although there are a couple of boys who can just go off and switch off," he said.

"I think the boys will be watching the games. There is a dinner afterwards and the phones will be checked for updates, but hopefully we can put ourselves in a position to put pressure on the opposition."

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