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No title talk - Jenkins

26th February 2013 18:06

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SKY_MOBILE Neil Jenkins Wales

Calm: Neil Jenkins

Wales assistant coach Neil Jenkins has ruled out any discussion of Wales' potential title decider with England on the final weekend.

Wales face Scotland at Murrayfield next weekend before returning to Cardiff to host England, who remain the only side on track for a Grand Slam.

"The main focus for us is to win our games, starting against Scotland, which we know is going to very tough," said Jenkins.

"There is no thought or mention of England a week later. When that comes around it will bring enough pressures with it. Our focus is on Scotland and about doing a job there.

"They (Scotland) are the same as us - two wins out of three - and it is a home game for them.

"They will fancy their chances against us and then to go to Paris on the final day with a chance of maybe them winning the championship.

"It was an excellent win for them on the weekend against Ireland. People talked afterwards about stats and possession, but if you have got the ball you have got to take your chances.

"Ireland didn't take their opportunities on Sunday, and Scotland kept hanging in there, dug in and kicked their kicks."

Prop Gethin Jenkins, who recently completed a move back to Cardiff Blues from Toulon, was hurt in the win over Italy but could return in time to face the Scots.

"We probably won't know for another couple of days, and hopefully we will then get the full extent of where he is at with his injury," added Jenkins.

"It was a tough game. Conditions were very tough, but in terms of bodies being battered and bruised it is no different to any other week.

"And it was brilliant from our point of view to see players like Alun-Wyn Jones and Sam Warburton coming back from injuries.

"We've always said the more players that are fit and playing well, the more selection headaches for Rob (Howley) and the staff.

"Alun-Wyn is a fantastic player, and so is Sam. For them to be coming back and putting pressure on, we are quite lucky. It's good for the team."

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