Twenty years ago this month England left Wales celebrating the sound of silence.
Will Greenwood scored a hat-trick of tries as the visitors stuck more points on their arch rivals in Cardiff than any time before or since.
Asked what he remembered about “one of my greatest days in rugby”, Greenwood cupped a hand to his ear.
“My old man always said that the greatest noise in rugby is a silent Arms Park,” he said, referring to Dick Greenwood, former England captain and coach.
“We went there with the job of taking the atmosphere out of the game and we achieved that.”
Two decades on and Covid has already done that for England.
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