In 2018, 50 New South Wales students took turns getting into a driving simulator

As they dodged pedestrians and meandered through traffic, two speakers sat on either side. Sometimes they played Metallica, Sometimes Motley Crue, Sometimes nothing

The results were clear. Those who listen to music have exceeded the speed limit more and longer than those who drive in silence

On Saturday, when England shows up at Principality Stadium, the usual Aggro and Pyro soundtrack will be muted

There will be no bus rides as they drive through the crowded Cardiff streets.No Tom Jones sings along as they warm up.No roar of anticipation as the first step on the rafters sails

However, if the next 80 minutes are different, the lack of a background trail may not be the reason

Usually Wales are against England to rework the French, hostility, physicality, intensity Two juggernauts on a collision course A demolition derby of a friendly match

“My concern is for England to throw the sink at Wales,” former English scrum half Matt Dawson said on BBC Radio 5 Live “That they are trying to beat Wales up”

“Wales can show some brains then Alun Wyn Jones and their older players can easily outperform England

Last year, 13-year-old Manu Tuilagi carried the ball back more than any other England’s win at Twickenham. In fact, only one striker, Tom Curry, improved his total

Five years ago it was the same phase, a similar story, albeit a different result. Jamie Roberts and Sam Burgess left craters around the payline and England’s World Cup hopes ended in ruins

In Owen Farrell and Henry Slade, England has a distribution network that can rival Amazon, whether they spread wide or kick for a long time, they can get the ball to any area of ​​the pitch

Jonathan Davies, who usually has the time and space to coordinate defense and scout the room at 13, is closer to the fight in the middle

Wing George North, turning 100 Won the international match in Wales but only started in midfield for the eighth time, located outside of the center

Both are great players at best, but the chemistry between them is uncertain, only tested once in an Autumn Nations Cup win against Italy

Well-oiled swatches are not resorted to No autopilot option for a phase or two In an area where Wales was previously drilled as tight as a marching band, the two centers are bound to piss each other off

Given Tuilagi’s injury run, England had plenty of time to work out alternative rhythms of attack, and most of the time they have used boots rather than ball in hand

It was effectively England scored four of their six tries in a 44-8 win over France in 2019 after finding several acres of backfield space. Accurate box kicks with a furious chase were key to their entry into the rugby World Cup – Finale six months later

However, on the opening day of this season’s competition, Scotland and Stuart Hogg were ready and waiting. They covered the room, returned fire and won the day

Replacement Scrum Half Dan Robson spoke at Rugby Union Weekly this week about “putting the ball on those young wingers and really going after them”

Coach Eddie Jones, meanwhile, publicly pondered the “flaws” of 20-year-old Louis Rees-Zammit and the inner line Gloucester teammate Jonny May could provide for the young star’s game

Mathew Tait, who entered Millennium Stadium as a teenage prodigy in 2005 and was nearly carried out of the stadium by Gavin Henson, can testify to how this device can ruin its growing reputation

Wales won two of two games in 2021, albeit with tight margins and superior numbers

Both seem to be looking for an identity, even if there is no lack of results

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