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Robshaw ready for revenge mission

25th February 2014 07:57


Chris Robshaw England captain training session

Chris Robshaw: Keen to avenge last year's loss to Wales

England captain Chris Robshaw admits his side will be out for revenge when they host Wales at Twickenham on March 9.

Wales clinched the Six Nations title with a record-breaking 30-3 victory over England in Cardiff last year and Robshaw said that result will be a huge motivating factor for his troops ahead of their next showdown with Warren Gatland's side.

"I'm sure there's probably a bit of that," said Robshaw.

"Whenever anyone gives you the biggest defeat you've had to a country it's hard to take. You don't want that on your CV.

"There's a lot of time between the game still. You can't get emotionally pumped up at the moment. We need to stay cool.

"We've got a weekend off this week. There's a couple of knocks and niggles so it's about looking after ourselves and making sure we stay fresh."

Robshaw's team-mates Danny Care and Mike Brown echoed their skipper's sentiments and said they expect a huge challenge especially after Wales' 27-6 success against France.

"We're looking forward to a massive game against Wales," Care told BBC Radio 5 live.

"Obviously Wales is going to be a huge. They played really well on Friday so they are going to come here full of confidence.

"We've given ourselves a chance (of winning the tournament). We know we have to keep improving, keep getting better and take each game as it comes. Hopefully it will be another great game. "

"Wales showed what they are about on Friday," added Brown.

"They are going to be physical, they have got Lions players throughout their squad, so we're really going to have to turn up again."

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