Barritt ready for Wales' back line
February 21, 2012
Brad Barritt is prepared to stand up to the Welsh back line © Getty Images
Centre Brad Barritt insists England will not be bullied by Wales' powerful back line in this Saturday's Six Nations clash.
Wales have only won once at Twickenham since 1988, but will take a big step towards winning the Six Nations if they manage to register a victory this weekend. England, though, have Manu Tuilagi returning from injury, and in centre partner Barritt they have both a powerful and confident back who is willing to meet the challenge of the Welsh brawn head on.
"We have some big players ourselves so we are more than happy to match their physical threat," said Barritt. "They have some powerful runners, and it will ultimately be a physical challenge, but at the end of the day, they've only got two arms and two legs the same as us, and we will put our bodies on the line out there."
Stuart Lancaster, who has overseen two narrow victories since taking over as interim head coach, is confident his men can deal with the physical threat posed by last year's World Cup semi-finalists.
"They have some very talented and big physical players, but we have physical players of our own with the likes of Manu and Brad," Lancaster said. "They are pretty physical, powerful players too."
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