Six Nations: Stuart Lancaster calls on England to deliver on their promise against Wales
Stuart Lancaster says the time has come for England to deliver on their promise and secure the Triple Crown on Sunday.
Last Updated: 07/03/14 7:55pm
Wales are targetting a fourth consecutive win over England, none of the previous three stinging more than last year's 30-3 defeat in Cardiff that cost Lancaster's men the Six Nations crown.
But Lancaster has seen enough improvement in his side in the last 12 months to suggest they can turn that result around, aided by what is bound to be a partisan crowd.
"All the talking is fine but we have to make sure we deliver on the field," Lancaster said. "It's a big game, a tough game, but we think we're ready.
"Looking at the quality of their team, they are full of British Lions. We don't have so many but, come the day, let's see what happens.
"In the autumn they didn't quite get the results they wanted but, against France, they showed that on their day they can be a world-class team and I'm sure they will come ready on Sunday.
"We respect them and they have got more to their game than people give them credit for. The gain line is important but I'd be surprised if they don't have a few tricks up their sleeve as well.
"We have an opportunity to play against a team that is strong in lots of areas. We have a chance to test ourselves.
"We've had some injuries but the young lads have come in and taken their opportunities well. What that's done is create more strength in depth for us."