So while Alun-Wyn Jones' men are still the kings of Wales right now, football might not always be considered the inferior - a new generation Welsh children are ready, willing and able to continue to grow the beautiful game. Will it soon be time to say that football is more popular then rugby? Maybe just whisper it.
A Six Nations Championship on the eve of a British and Irish Lions campaign always fizzes with more intensity than usual. Players push themselves to the very limit of their athletic abilities in a bid to impress the selectors and gain a coveted place on the aeroplane for a tour which, for most, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and the pinnacle of their rugby career.
What makes this year's Six Nations so exciting is match-ups like these, match-ups that will potentially go down in rugby folklore, and I personally cannot wait for the theatre, the action to begin. A world of pain lies in wait for the defences of both teams and when these two titans have the ball, prepare for the ground to shake.
On Saturday evening at Twickenham we saw the first game that actually mattered in this Rugby World Cup towards ascertaining where the trophy might ultimately end up...
The fact that individuals haven't been ruled out of the competition due to knocks from the Fijian physicality is hugely encouraging. There's no question that the Welsh will bring physical intensity to Twickenham however not in the same collective manner that the Fijians do...
Stuart Lancaster insists England need to continue to concentrate on their own game rather than worry about other fixtures
Head coach Stuart Lancaster accepts England must win this year's RBS 6 Nations, but in Wales they face a team who administered
The opening match of the 2014 Six Nations sees Wales - the winners of the past two tournaments – face traditional wooden
Alternate proposals to fill the void left by an absent European Cup have considerably more failings than any imperfections they were dreamt up to fix. Remember that the two main reasons for the current European shambles are a dissatisfaction with the lack of meritocracy, and a skewed distribution of remuneration.
A punter who won more than £30,000 on a football accumulator has lost his winnings after losing another bet. Steve Richards