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England defeat left Mike Brown awkwardly dressed at Harlequins training this week

By Josh Raisey
(Photo by Getty Images)

Ex-England full-back Mike Brown has trained in a Wales shirt this week after losing a bet with his Harlequins teammate Scott Baldwin. Ahead of last Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash between the two countries, ex-Wales hooker Baldwin predicted his country would win by five points.

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Brown predicted an England win by six – and hooker Baldwin made a wager that the loser would wear the shirt of the opposing country.

Being true to his word, Brown has trained in red this week at their Gallagher Premiership club after Wales recorded their 40-24 win at the Principality Stadium. A photo of the full-back has done the rounds on social media – and he does not look best pleased to be dressed in red.  

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Amid the banter at Harlequins, it wasn’t long before another Anglo-Welsh encounter was brought up, their 2015 World Cup meeting at Twickenham. Both Brown and Baldwin were in the starting XVs on that occasion, another match where Wales also came away victorious.

Wales secured the Triple Crown with last Saturday’s victory and they are now two victories away from a potential Grand Slam triumph that was expected at the start of the championship.

Wayne Pivac’s rejuvenated Welsh must still take on Italy in Rome and then face the daunting prospect of France in Paris on the final weekend on March 20, but there could be more fun wagers in the Harlequins camp before then. 

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This has been an especially bumper week for Baldwin as it was announced on Tuesday that he will be leaving Harlequins at the end of the season to join Worcester Warriors.

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