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Alun Wyn Jones hopes Louis Rees-Zammit’s rise is ‘only tip of iceberg’ ahead of Wales’ Six Nations clash with England

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Feb 23, 2021

ALUN WYN JONES hopes speedster Louis Rees-Zammit is only just getting started with Wales.

Wing tyro Rees-Zammit has lit up the Six Nations with three tries in two games.

Alun Wyn Jones is going into yet another Six Nations test against foes England

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Alun Wyn Jones is going into yet another Six Nations test against foes EnglandCredit: AP:Associated Press
Louis Rees Zammit scored a wonder try to win the match for Wales against Scotland

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Louis Rees Zammit scored a wonder try to win the match for Wales against ScotlandCredit: Rex Features

Now the 20-year-old’s next challenge is to keep Wales’ Grand Slam dream alive and seal a Triple Crown with victory over Eddie Jones’ England in Cardiff on Saturday.

Wales captain Jones, 35, is world rugby’s most capped player with 154.

Remarkably, he has started all 22 of his country’s Tests against England dating back to 2007.

Jones said: “Louis has been playing well for Gloucester in the Premiership.

“I’d heard a lot about him and seen a lot of highlights of him. Hopefully this is just the tip of the iceberg.

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“I don’t want to heap the pressure on him. I want him to continue in a similar vein.

“He’s worked hard, but I think it’s credit to the environment and the back field players who have been helping him along.”

Rees-Zammit is a certain starter against England after his stunning Championship to date.

But Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has a big selection call to make behind the scrum.

George North has recovered from a foot injury and trained yesterday.

He is poised to win his 100th Wales cap against England.

Pivac is likely to start North at outside centre with the experienced Jonathan Davies facing a struggle to get back into the side despite being passed fit following an ankle problem.

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Josh Adams – back after a two-game ban for breaching Covid-19 rules – is likely to be on the other wing to Rees-Zammit.

Liam Williams could move to full-back with Leigh Halfpenny undergoing concussion protocols.

Wales wing legend Shane Williams said: “Looking at the England three-quarter line, Wales are more than a match for their back three.

“England have hardly been firing on all cylinders.

“Wayne has to be bold and go for his biggest and best attacking options.”



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