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Lewis gears up for 'biggest game' of Guinness Six Nations campaign

International | 4th March 2020

Dillon Lewis is gearing up for the ‘biggest game’ of the Guinness Six Nations campaign, as Wales travel to Twickenham to take on England on Saturday.

The 25-times capped prop has started every game in the campaign so far and crossed for his first international try during the last round of action, but his score was not enough for Wales to topple France at Principality Stadium.

The Cardiff Blues academy product pulled no punches when talking about the importance of the encounter and insists his side will be looking to right the wrongs from their defeat against France.

“It’s Wales against England and it’s the biggest game in the fixture list," said the 24-year-old.

“It’s one where we get massively excited for. You look at the last game against France we had a lot of opportunities that we didn’t convert.

“That was one of the frustrations for us. Going into this week now there’ll be a lot of why didn’t we convert in certain areas and how can we convert.

“We need to put those right. I played at Twickenham during the World Cup warm-up games and it’s an outstanding ground to play at.”

The prop, who featured in every game for Wales during the Rugby World Cup, signed a new long-term contract with Cardiff Blues earlier this season.

This is the first campaign that Lewis has worked alongside new forwards coach, Jonathan Humphreys, and he admits that he's enjoying the benefits of learning from the former Cardiff skipper.

“He’s been very good. He brings a lot of detail not just in the set-piece but around the park and the things he’s looking for in our roles," added the Cardiff Blues star.

“He’s helped me a lot at scrum time and he brings a lot of detail to that aspect. I think we’ve scrummaged quite well over the first three games of the tournament.

“Obviously with Jonathan Humphreys coming in he’s outlined the way he wants us to scrummage. He’s helped me quite a lot I think.

“I think we are starting to see a lot of benefit from it. There was that one scrum against France which turned the screw but up until that point we showed a lot of dominance.

“It was good up to that point. It’s frustrating but at the end of the day it’s down to one man’s opinion.

“Those calls can either go with you or against you so I think that’s something we have to put behind us now and we have to concentrate on ourselves.”