RugbyU: Royals divided as England face Wales in World Cup

21st September 2015, Comments 0 comments

Britain's Prince William and his brother Prince Harry will be supporting opposing teams when England face Wales in a key World Cup match at Twickenham on Saturday.

William, a grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and the second in line to the throne, is vice-patron of the Welsh Rugby Union. His younger brother Harry holds a similar role with England's Rugby Football Union.

"Unfortunately, I will be watching you with my brother, so I will need a Wales win more than ever!", said William as he presented the Wales squad with their tournament caps in a ceremony at London's Guildhall on Monday.

England, the tournament hosts, and Wales have been drawn in the so-called 'Pool of Death' along with two-time champions Australia. That means at least one of rugby union's major nations is set to miss out on a quarter-final place as only the top two teams from each group gooes through to the last eight.

"Whilst we have been dealt a very tough group stage, I firmly believe that, with a simple, determined, match-winning mindset, this (Wales) team can progress into the knockout stages and beyond," said William.

"I look forward to having plenty to cheer about throughout the tournament," added the prince.

© 2015 AFP

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