By Jonathan Davies

2015 - the year of Rugby in the UK

The Millennium Stadium roof will be open for tomorrow (Friday)'s Six Nations opener between Wales and England.

Both teams must agree to have the roof closed, but England head coach Stuart Lancaster refused. The roof was closed two years ago when England were thumped 30-3 by Wales at the Millennium in a cauldron of red-hot noise.

Wales head coach Warren Gatland said he wanted the roof closed to again increase the intense atmosphere.

But despite Lancaster's small victory ahead of the game, he has still taken some unusual steps to prepare his team for the atmosphere in Cardiff on Friday night.

Loudspeakers were installed at England's Pennyhill Park training base with 'Hymns & Arias' playing to "replicate for the players who have not been there how sound reverberates", Lancaster said.

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