ARGUS COMMENT: Wales looking for magic seven
10:10am Saturday 16th March 2013 in News
HERE we go then. The big day is here.
Can Wales end a Six Nations tournament that promised so little after the first match by retaining their championship?
We hope that is uppermost in the minds of the Welsh management and players ahead of this evening’s game against England at the Millennium Stadium.
We are sure that will be the case. They are professionals and hopefully winning a trophy is more important to them than simply beating the old enemy.
Combining the two - winning the Six Nations while beating England - would be the perfect combination, of course, particularly as doing so would deny the English the Grand Slam.
It would appear that many fans still think beating England is the highlight of the season.
It is an old-fashioned notion and a mentality that hopefully will not seep through to the men on the pitch.
Professional rugby players should want to beat every team they face and win every trophy they can.
And Wales should have more pride and belief in itself as a nation that to obsess about the English.
Coach Rob Howley has done well to turn things around since the opening day defeat to Ireland.
Securing the Six Nations trophy for a second successive year will see his stock rise even further.
Let’s hope for a cracking game this evening - and a Wales win by those magic seven points. Dewch ar Gymru!