Mike Brown: It's not all about Millennium Stadium revenge for England
11:52am Monday 24th February 2014 in Sport
TWO of the enduring images of the 2013 Six Nations featured England full-back Mike Brown lying forlorn on the Millennium Stadium turf after failing to prevent Wales speedster Alex Cuthbert from crossing for a brace, writes Chris Kirwan.
He was burned on the outside by the winger for the first and then turned inside out by flanker Justin Tipuric for the second as the visitors Grand Slam and title dreams were crushed in Cardiff.
But the in-form Harlequins man insists that retribution will not be on the agenda when England attempt to win a first Triple Crown since 2003 when the teams meet again at Twickenham a week on Saturday.
"We want to win every game badly but we won't go in looking for revenge or anything like that," said Brown, who was man of the match against Ireland in round three.
"If you focus on personal vendettas then you will come unstuck, so we will just concentrate on what we have been doing so well recently and we will continue building and working hard on the training field.
"We've put ourselves in a great position for the title but we won't be thinking about that against Wales, we will just look at what we did wrong against Ireland and try to put that right."
England captain Chris Robshaw said the 30-3 battering at the Millennium Stadium must not be forgotten if they are to prevent his opposite number Sam Warburton from lifting the Six Nations trophy again.
"To have had the biggest defeat by a Welsh side is tough to take, but as a squad we've come a long way since then," said the Quins openside.
"That game did linger in a lot of people's minds, mine included, for quite a while. We are all firmly over it now.
"What happened last year was we played the game too early in the week and so used up our emotional energy. That drained our legs. They were heavy.
"What we will look back at is why they gained such an advantage. It won't be used as ammo or pinned up on the wall."
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