Courtney Lawes vows to smash clubmate Dan Biggar when England face Wales

England lock Courtney Lawes has warned Northampton team-mate Dan Biggar to expect special attention when England clash with Wales in the Guinness Six Nations At Twickenham.

“Dan’s a good mate of mine, a really good guy. I’ll be hoping to put a shot on him, certainly,” Lawes said.

“Sure I’ll be giving him some chat and he’ll be giving the same to me. Looking forward to it! He’s someone we’re going to have to look after.

“Dan does wear his heart on his sleeve. He’s just a passionate guy who wants to do the best for his team.

“Anything we can do to get him off his game is going to be beneficial to us and I try to lead by example more than words.


“You enjoy playing against your mates – you get a bit of extra chat if you can do something to one of them. You have a good bit of banter on the pitch and do your best to get one over on them.

“I’m not the kind of player who needs to be angry or have hatred towards anybody to try and hurt them.”

When is the match?

England v Wales is today – Saturday, March 7.

What time is kick-off?

The match starts at 4.45pm GMT.

What TV channel is it on?

The match is on ITV from 3.50pm. You can also follow all the action right here when our live blog kicks off.

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