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Wales Soared to the end and won England Clinch the triple crown at 40-24 in Cardiff on Saturday and stay on the Six Nations Grand Slam course.
Defeat everything except that champion England wanted a successful title defense.
England counterattacked 17-6 to 24-24 with 18 minutes remaining in a match in which French referee Pascal Gaüzèl ran for two of Wales’ four attempts.
However, English discipline has long been a problem for Eddie Jones’ men, allowing Wales’ successor Callum Sheedy to kick three penalties before Cory Hill’s second-half attempt concludes his victory. did.
It was the latest chapter in Wales’s remarkable turnaround after winning three out of ten games in 2020 under the direction of Wayne Pivac.
Wales led 17-14 in the break following two controversial attempts scored by Josh Adams and Liam Williams.
However, England’s wing Anthony Watson’s attempt reduced the deficit before Captain Owen Farrell’s penalty for half-time strokes reduced the gap to three points.
But England couldn’t complain when Scrum Half Kieran Hardy made his third try in Wales early in the second half.
However, with a delay of 24-14, England counterattacked with Farrell’s penalty and an attempt by Ben Youngs an hour later.
And with Farrell’s shift, England was flat towards the previous quarter.
However, Wales responded by finishing with the highest point score against rival England.
“I’m very, very happy with the players,” Pivac told the BBC.
“Some say the last three games are on our side, but you have to be in the game to win,” the New Zealanders added.
“I played a few games at the end of those decisions, and it’s the authorities’ responsibility to make them,” said Welsh captain Alun Wyn Jones.
Farrell, a fellow skipper, also spoke cautiously about Gozea’s display, saying, “Control what we can control.”
“I thought it was a good idea, but I can’t leave the team as many times as I do today,” he added.
Wales’ first attempt occurred while Farrell, at Gozea’s request, was still talking to Britain about their discipline.
And their second buildup seemed to feature knock-on.
However, Gozer did not send an English player to Simbin. Pivak said he was “lucky” to never issue a yellow card.
“You can’t argue with the referee.”
Meanwhile, England’s counterpart Eddie Jones argued, “I can’t argue with the referee. The result is there and I have to accept it.”
“Wales was a great winner.”
England knew that after a shocking opening loss to Scotland, they had to win to maintain their hopes for the title after a good win over long-time contender Italy.
However, Wales fly-half Dan Biggar led the host 3-0 and Farrell of the center caught up with the tie, allowing them to accept three penalties in the first four minutes.
Wales cooled England in the 16th minute and swiftly picked a cross kick caught by Wing Adams for a corner try rather than Bigger aiming for a goal from a penalty.
However, Farrell was still in talks with his side, including his wings, when Gozer allowed Bigger to be penalized.
However, in response to all Farrell’s protests, attempts were made and Bigger kicked a difficult conversion.
There was further controversy over Wales’ second attempt 30 minutes after Louis Rees-Zamitt appeared to be knocked on before Williams in fullback touched the ball.
However, Gauzer, on the advice of television match officials, upheld his original decision to give a try because Leeds Zamit knocked the ball backwards with his boots.
Bigger’s conversion was 17-6, but England counterattacked when Wing Watson crossed the corner after the ball was quickly returned from the driving mall.
England was found taking a nap in the second half as Hardy of the scrum half cleared for an attempt from his own quick tap penalty.
Seedy scored two goals against Wales 24-14 in place of Bigger.
However, Farrell’s fourth successful penalty and veteran scrum-half Ben Youngs’ sniper break left the game level.
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