Richard Hibbard on Wales v England clash: 'We would love to spoil their party'
WALES will take on Grand Slam-chasing England at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday with Richard Hibbard declaring: "We would love to spoil their party."
The Ospreys hooker scored the try that helped Rob Howley's side maintain their own winning run in the Six Nations with a 28-18 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield.
They have a chance of taking the championship after completing a hat-trick of away victories, while England currently have a points difference advantage of 14.
But England will roll up looking for an even bigger prize, namely their first Slam in a decade, and Hibbard says Wales will be determined to prevent the old enemy celebrating in Cardiff.
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"Them chasing a Grand Slam adds real spice and we would love to spoil their party," said Hibbard.
"It's going to be a massive battle for the full 80 minutes for the whole squad. It's going to be a great game for the fans and one of the biggest of my career. But nothing changes mentally. We will concentrate on what we do well and hopefully we'll come away with a win."
Leigh Halfpenny kicked 23 points to add to Hibbard's touchdown in a dour encounter at Murrayfield.
The win means Wales have assured themselves of a finish in the top half of the table.
But nothing less than a success this weekend will satisfy England, and Hibbard believes they will find expectation weighing heavily on them.
"I think the pressure is more on England with them chasing a Grand Slam, " he said.
"We have a big advantage in that we are at home. We just need to keep doing what we have been doing.
"Our mindset won't change from the last three games even though we are at home. The game-plan has been working so we won't go away from that regardless of where we are playing.
"It doesn't get bigger than this. It will be a tough week leading up to it. The game will be massive."
He added: "We will need to play better and wiser. Scotland wasn't a faultless performance but it's always tough to get a win in Edinburgh.
"Shaun Edwards asked us before the game for an extra five per cent on the Italy win and I am sure he will want an extra ten per cent on Saturday."
Wales have a worry over Ryan Jones after the skipper suffered a shoulder injury in the victory at Murrayfield.
Another potential concern for Lions coach Warren Gatland was the sight of Richie Gray being stretchered off the field with a leg injury.
But on the weekend that Australia's David Pocock picked up a knee problem that could rule him out of the Lions series, Gatland would have been cheered by the return to form of Sam Warburton.