Farrell positive England will win grand slam

ENGLAND coach Andy Farrell has backed his team to win the RBS Six Nations and the grand slam, ahead of the championship decider against Wales on Saturday.

With four wins from four, England travel to Cardiff two points clear of Wales, who lost the opening match against Ireland.

But Wales have since been resurgent, winning three consecutive away matches, and require a victory by seven points or more at the Millennium Stadium to retain the trophy.

They will aim to spoil England’s party without back-row Ryan Jones, who is out with a broken shoulder and Farrell believes his team can finish the job.

“I have confidence in our culture and belief to get over the line and we back ourselves to get that first silverware,” he said.

“We have been good and responded when a challenge is thrown at us and we relish that kind of situation.”

Ryan Jones captained Wales in their 28-18 win over Scotland on Saturday, but left the field after suffering his shoulder injury, which is set to keep him out of action for six to eight weeks.

Flanker Sam Warburton or lock Alun Wyn Jones stand by to skipper the side.