Six Nations: England centre Brad Barritt confident ahead of Wales showdown

Last Updated: 13/03/13 4:55pm

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Brad Barritt believes England's big-match temperament can sink Wales

Brad Barritt believes England's big-match temperament can sink Wales

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Centre Brad Barritt is confident England will have the edge should the Six Nations decider with Wales go to the wire.

Stuart Lancaster's men can secure their first Grand Slam in a decade by beating the defending champions in Cardiff on Saturday - and Barritt believes the Red Rose's resilience may prove decisive.

He said: "That resilience and the ability to win when things aren't going your way are key traits.

"In last year's game against Wales, this team was still pretty inexperienced. There have been great stepping stones along the way since then.

"It is going to be a very tough physical battle, especially with what is at

stake," Barritt said.

"This is a brilliant place to be. The amount of hard work that has been done since the team came together typifies what this team is about.

"We take a lot of confidence from what we have done, especially the game against Wales last year when we thought we were possibly the better team on the day.

"In the trip to South Africa, the experiences at the end of the autumn and in these consecutive wins, this team has learned a lot about what we need to do in international rugby.

"Without taking this next step, it would be a massive shame."

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