Wigglesworth calling Twickenham faithful

Date published: September 21 2015

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Richard Wigglesworth is hoping the crowd at Twickenham will create a special atmosphere for their clash against Wales on Saturday.

The England number nine was surprised at the electric feeling at Twickenham for their Rugby World Cup opener against Fiji on Friday. 

"I'd say Twickenham had a different feel at the weekend, it was the best I ever heard it, definitely just a different feel around the place," the Saracens player told Sky Sports.

"I guess that will be ramped up again this weekend. There will be plenty of Welsh fans in there as well screaming for their boys but I hope our guys bring the noise like they did at the weekend. Hopefully we'll give them something to cheer about."

Following Rhys Webb’s foot injury, Wales could well turn to Mike Phillips at scrum-half on Saturday and Wigglesworth heaped praise on the British Lion.

"A quality player like Rhys Webb, we were gutted for him, as a bloke to miss out on the World Cup," added the 32-year-old, who has 24 England caps.

"But when you have Mike Phillips, who has nearly 100 caps and a couple of Lions tours under his belt, it certainly doesn't weaken it. So that will only sharpen our mind."

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