Six Nations 2014: Wales comfortable as favourites, insists Sam Warburton

Six Nations 2014: Wales captain Sam Warburton insists the Red Dragon are comfortable with their favourites tag

Sam Warburton insists Wales welcome their favourites tag for this year’s Six Nations but they will not be getting carried away by talk of making history.

Reigning champions Wales will enter the record books if they secure an unprecedented third successive title in this year’s tournament.

It is nice people are saying on the outside that Wales are favourites, but no-one is underestimating how tough it will be to win

Sam Warburton

Installed as favourites by the bookmakers, the team will kick off the championship when they host Italy at the Millennium Stadium this Saturday.

But Warburton, who signed a national contract with the Welsh Rugby Union last week, knows there will be no complacency from any members of his team.

“We always look forward to the Six Nations, it’s what you’re measured on,” said Warburton.

“This is my fifth championship now, and I love playing in them. We have a chance for three in a row and to create history.

“People will talk about the three in a row, but we just take it one game at a time. We are concentrating on Italy.

“It is nice people are saying on the outside that Wales are favourites, but no-one is underestimating how tough it will be to win the Six Nations again.”

In the video above, Matt Dawson returns to join Will Carling & Scott Quinnell as they catch-up on the nail-biting final rounds of the Heineken Cup, catch up with another one of Matt’s Celebrity Friends and answer your Twitter questions.

Jamie Carragher
Jamie Carragher heaps praise on 24-year-old in Chelsea FC’s 1-0 win over Liverpool FC
Paul Scholes
'He's been special': Paul Scholes praises Man United star Bruno Fernandes
Thomas Tuchel
Thomas Tuchel makes title vow for Chelsea FC next season
Mason Mount
Gary Lineker raves about Chelsea FC star after 1-0 win at Liverpool FC
Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola sends message to Man City players about Man United
Jamie Carragher
Jamie Carragher heaps praise on 24-year-old in Chelsea FC’s 1-0 win over Liverpool FC
Paul Scholes
'He's been special': Paul Scholes praises Man United star Bruno Fernandes
Thomas Tuchel
Thomas Tuchel makes title vow for Chelsea FC next season
Mason Mount
Gary Lineker raves about Chelsea FC star after 1-0 win at Liverpool FC
Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola sends message to Man City players about Man United
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature