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Wales warms up for World Cup

08-03-2011 16:51 BJT

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Wales trained at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Tuesday, ahead of their first World Cup warm-up game. Supporters were allowed to watch the team practice, just days before Wales take on England at Twickenham.

The match at Twickenham is the first of Wales' three-World Cup warm-up games. Missing from the session was captain Matthew Rees, who was ruled out with a neck injury. Sam Warburton will take over the skipper' duties and he vowed not to repeat the mistake which cost Wales victory in his first match as captain.

Wales remains hopeful that captain Matthew Rees will be fit to lead his country at the World Cup in New Zealand next month. The side will host England in a rematch at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday. The stand-in captain believes England's style will be ideal preparation for a World Cup pool that includes South Africa, Samoa, Fiji and Namibia.

Sam Warburton, Wales Stand-in Captain said, "But England is the perfect team to prepare for. They're a very physical team and in my personal experience I've often found England games the toughest. I've only played (against) them once, the Six Nations, but I woke up the next morning and it was as physical as any other game I've played in and that's perfect because that's how South Africa and Samoa play. So it's great preparation. You know England are obviously a top nation so it's perfect for us going into the World Cup."

Editor:Zou Xian |Source: CNTV.CN

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