Wales flanker Ross Moriarty is excited at the prospect of going head to head with England debutant Teimana Harrison when the two team’s clash at Twickenham on Sunday.
Both players will look to put in a big performance with Wales taking on the world champion All Blacks in two weeks time while England take on the Wallabies on June 11 in the first of three Test matches Down Under.
Moriarty remembered his first match-up with Harrison. He told the Daily Post that Harrison is a physical opponent who will look to run over rather than around the tackler.
“I played against him in my first game for Gloucester Academy against Northampton. He is a very powerful ball-carrier, and he will test me this weekend,” said Moriarty.
Moriarty said he had a tough first encounter with Harrison and he knows what to expect from him from him on Sunday.
“I played against him in my first game for Gloucester Academy against Northampton. He is a very powerful ball-carrier, and he will test me this weekend,” added Moriarty.
“I came off the bench in the last 20 minutes of that game. It was my first experience of English rugby, and it was tough.
“He was one of their main players – a very powerful ball-carrier and tackler. He was here, there and everywhere, and he is still the same sort of player.
“I think I ran over him on a one-on-one. He may have been a bit more tired, while I was fresh off the bench, but it was a good night for me.”