Dogged England see off sloppy Wales to keep their Six Nations Championship campaign on track  – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
April 17, 2018

Dogged England see off sloppy Wales to keep their Six Nations Championship campaign on track 

England have maintained their 100% advantage in this year’s Six Nations Championship after they put on a dogged display to see off a lacklustre Wales in Twickenham this evening.

In a game that was littered with mistakes from a Welsh side that looked unrecognisable to the one that trounced Scotland last week, Eddie Jones’s England took the spoils by winning 12-6 before a raucous home crowd.

The English who easily dispatched of Italy on the opening weekend as Johnny May scored two first half tries to ultimately tie up the match, despite a determined effort from a sloppy Welsh side.

Wales who somewhat looked under par from last week were made pay in the first 20 minutes as May who never scored a Six Nations try, managed to score two in the first 20 minutes to send England on their way. 

Although Wales tried to ramp up the pressure a resolute English side managed to absorb most of the pressure restricting the Welsh, who managed to score via two Patchel penalties.

However the game could have been a whole lot different only for a controversial decision seen Wales having a try disallowed in the first half.

Wales who can feel a little hard done by should of had a try after Anscombe grounded the ball after the ball went on off a Welsh knee, however after a review via the TMO the referee decided not to award the try after ruling there was no clear grounding of the ball.

Despite having most of the possession in the second half Wales could not break down a strong English defence which held for a crucial victory. 

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