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Six Nations 2024: Danny Kerr says Wales have nothing to lose against England

Six Nations 2024: Danny Kerr says Wales have nothing to lose against England

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Danny Kerr could make his 98th cap against Wales on Saturday

Guinness Six Nations: England v Wales

place: Twickenham Stadium date: Saturday 10 February Starting: 16:45 GMT

coverage: Listen to BBC Radio 5 Live, live transcript on the BBC Sport website and app, and watch on ITV1.

Wales have “nothing to lose” when they play England at Twickenham on Saturday, says scrum-half Danny Kerr.

Warren Gatland's inexperienced side produced a strong second-half display after their opening defeat to Scotland in Cardiff last weekend.

Wales have not won at Twickenham in the Six Nations since 2012.

“It is a young team with nothing to lose and nothing to be afraid of. We respect them.”

England have won eight of their last 10 matches in the tournament against Wales.

However, Kerr was part of the England squad that lost the title to Gatland's side in 2013 in Cardiff.

A win was necessary to secure an English Grand Slam, but Wales prevailed mercilessly 30-3 to win the Six Nations.

“Some of my best and worst memories were when I played against Wales,” 37-year-old Harlequin added.

“Try to take it in. We talked about it a bit last night, about being back at Twickenham and facing a fearsome rival who we have a great deal of respect for.

“This is the game you want to play and you want your friends and family to feel proud out there.

“Every time you play Wales it's an amazing, physical and really feisty Test match.”

“We want Twickenham to revolt.”

Full-back Freddie Steward, who started England's opening Six Nations win over Italy, said he wants Twickenham to “explode” on Saturday.

Since taking charge, manager Steve Borthwick has suffered a record home defeat to France and a first ever defeat to Fiji, which was his side's last match at Twickenham.

Despite their poor form at home – with two wins in their last six matches – England finished third at the World Cup in October.

He added: “As players, when you play for England, you are expected to win, and when you don't win, it's understandable that you don't have the fans on your side, and there was a bit of that in the warm-up for the World Cup.” Steward said.

“I would never blame the fans and say they need to lift us up. They do it on the back of what we do, so the responsibility falls on us.

“During the World Cup when we got to the semi-finals, I felt like this is what it could be like. As players, we want that all the time but we have to perform on the field to earn it.

“The fans are the heartbeat of what we do. We want Twickenham to be on fire and we want it to be a place we want to go and play in front of our fans and represent them.”

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