Chris Robshaw does not bolster a reputation for being a confrontational character, but the then England captain proved there was plenty of fire in the belly moments before kick-off at the Millennium Stadium in 2015.
“We wanted to have a bit of control. We didn’t want to be out there,” said Robshaw.
“I’m sure Wales would have made us wait for five minutes in the field. There was a little bit of that.
“We stood our ground. We just didn’t want to go out on to the pitch 10 minutes before they came out, it’s as simple as that.”
French referee Jerome Garces tried to bring the stand-off to an end by urging the England skipper to lead his team out.
But Robshaw was adamant, with his Harlequins team-mate Mike Brown acting as his loyal lieutenant.
After the game, England centre Luther Burrell described Brown as “the angriest man in this team” and the full-back was certainly bristling in the tunnel.