Care excited by Wales visit

05 February 2018 23:15:10 GMTPlus11

England scrum-half Danny Care is already looking forward to what he expects to be a major test when Wales are the visitors to Twickenham next Saturday.

Care was called into early action as the Red Rose won their Six Nations opener 46-15 against Italy in Rome, with starting number nine Ben Youngs being forced off injured after just ten minutes.

We know we have to step up to another level.

Danny Care

That gave Care the chance to impress and he is likely to start against the Welsh, unless Youngs makes a much quicker than expected recovery from injury.

In doing so Care would win an England record 78th cap as a scrum-half and he is clearly relishing the prospect.

He told reporters: "Hopefully we can hit the ground running from where we left off against Italy.

"The Wales game was very entertaining and we cannot wait to get back to our home patch at Twickenham and welcome them with open arms.

"They will be on a high and we will look at what we did well against Italy and what we can work on for Saturday, because we know we have to step up to another level.

"We're going to have to play really well to snuff out all of the Welsh threats, while causing them some problems."

England have won four in a row against Wales in the Six Nations, but they did suffer a 28-25 reverse at the hands of the Welsh during their dismal 2015 World Cup campaign on home soil.

The hosts are 1.14 to win the game at Twickenham next Saturday, with England 1.53 to score first in the game and 1.40 to score the first try of the encounter.

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