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Rees-Zammit mania sweeps Wales boss Pivac’s own family ahead of England clash in Six Nations blockbuster

ZAMBO A BIG HIT

WALES coach Wayne Pivac has revealed that Louis Rees-Zammit mania is sweeping his own family!

The 20-year-old wing is an internet sensation — especially among young girls — after scoring three tries in the wins over Ireland and Scotland.

After naming Zambo in his team to face England in Cardiff tomorrow, Pivac said he had first-hand knowledge of how popular the speedster has become.

Pivac grinned: "I'll probably embarrass some family members here.

“But I've got twin 14-year-old stepdaughters, and they are after an autograph and a photograph with him at some stage if we can get out of Covid.

"He's a sensation with the young fans, and a few of the grandmothers too!"

Pivac added: "He's a good-looking young man, he's burst on to the scene, and he's fulfilling a lot of the promise he's shown at a young age.”

Meanwhile Eddie Jones has stoked the fires after Alun Wyn Jones’ infamous incident with Joe Marler last year, when the England star grabbed him in the groin in an ill-tempered Six Nations encounter.

Aussie Jones said of Wales' talisman: "It's his 146th Test — he knows what he's doing. Alun Wyn Jones is an experienced campaigner who has a good relationship with the referees.

"At times he has targeted players in our team. We've spoken about him and we understand what he'll be trying to do.

"It's just about making sure we maintain our composure and our control.

"Wales got at Kyle in 2019 but he has matured a lot.

"I am sure there will be another test for him. We lost our mettle a bit and did not cope with it.

"We are evolving into a more streetsmart team but the game is about pressure situations. Whilst we all like to think we can handle every pressure situation, we don't, that is the great thing about rugby.

"I am sure Alun Wyn Jones is going to be looking for those situations and we will have to deal with them.

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