Six Nations: Tuilagi - going to Cardiff suits England

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MANU Tuilagi insists Grand Slam-chasing England are ready to fulfil their dream – by giving RBS Six Nations title rivals Wales another dose of home sickness.

England are one victory away from their first championship clean sweep in a decade but Wales can still retain their title and a seven-point victory should be enough.

However, they have not won a Test at the Millennium Stadium in exactly 12 months and England are determined to put doubt into the minds of the home crowd.

Tuilagi said: “There’s always pressure on the home team, they have to perform on their home crowd. Playing away, you are always sort of the underdogs and we have been really good playing away. We haven’t lost away from home in the Six Nations for two years. We believe in ourselves and we showed that against France last year and this year against Ireland.”

Aftre four tries in their opening win over Scotland, England have battled past Ireland, France and Italy.

Although England were disappointed with their performance against the Azzurri, Tuilagi believes the team’s resolve was only strengthened by the fact they still found a way to win. And England will not be looking for style points in Cardiff.

“It was a really disappointing performance last week but we got the win and that’s the most important thing,” Tuilagi said, “We are four from four now and we have the massive opportunity to go to Wales and get the Grand Slam. We just need to stick to our gameplan and do what we do well. We are going for the win, nothing less.”

Tuilagi is braced for a ferocious encounter as he and Brad Barritt will be directly up against Jamie Roberts and Jonathan Davies in the midfield.

“Wales are very direct and, obviously, the team are pretty big as well. We are coming up against two of the biggest centres in the competition so it’s going to be a massive challenge but you always love the challenge,” said Tuilagi.