It was the game of the Six Nations so far as Wales headed to Twickenham on Saturday to face England as the two looked to continue their unbeaten starts to the tournament, and a piece of individual brilliance from Scott Williams proved the difference as Wales ran out winners 19-12.
Wales were the StanJames bookmaker’s favourites going into the game, despite not winning at Twickenham since 1996. The win bagged them the Triple Crown after a closely fought game where they were behind for the entire match until Williams crossed under posts five minutes from time.
England were well marshalled by Owen Farrell who was England’s only point scorer and they soaked up early pressure and kept their noses ahead for long periods of the game. In the end though they could consider themselves unfortunate not to earn a share of the spoils as World Cup semi Finalists Wales become the favourites to win the tournament with bwin betting.
It wasn’t the prettiest of starts to the game but a tough, scrappy, bruising encounter with neither side taking command of the game. And despite Wales having significantly more possession, they lacked any creativity to make it count.
Despite interim coach Stuart Lancaster watching his side lose for the first time since being in charge, he should take out the positive that his side improved further upon their previous performances which should give him and his players confidence going into the rest of the competition.
As for Wales, they have gone from strength to strength and built upon their World Cup Heroics back in September. There is still plenty of Rugby left to played, but it is nicely poised for a cracking end to the tournament.