‘England will self-destruct’ – Hook

Date published: March 11 2016

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James Hook believes the Six Nations clash at Twickenham between England and Wales could go either way, in what could be tipped as the title decider.

The 30-year-old's last appearance for Wales was in last year's World Cup quarter-final 23-19 loss to South Africa, he hasn't been part of head coach Warren Gatland's plans since.

"But England should win, maybe by a couple of points but it could go either way," Hook told the Gloucester Citizen

"Wales just have to stick in the game and defence will be massive because Wales have players all over the place who can break you down."

The fly-half is of the opinion that if the visitors remain calm, England will eventually crack as was the case in September 2015.

"Since 2008 Wales have had real confidence and they are not afraid of going to Twickenham, they enjoy going there and there's always a lot of support," he said.

"The boys are confident but it all has to be right on the day.

"Away from home you have to just stay in the game and then the hosts start to worry a bit, you put them under pressure and at the World Cup England self-destructed."

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