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Post Match Analysis: England v Wales

Written by on 28th September 2015

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Wales lose three men to injury but come back from a 10-point deficit to beat World Cup hosts England in a thrilling encounter at Twickenham.

It was a game of two halves, as Wales came from seven points down to edge England 28-25 in a pulsating Pool A match at Twickenham.

Comprehensively outplayed in the first 40 minutes to trail 16 – 9, Wales overcame three serious-looking injuries to claim the honours in this ‘pool of death’ contest.

A kicking duel between Owen Farrell and Wales’ Dan Bigger, along with a try by Jonny May, saw England seemingly in control around the 60-minute mark at 22-12. Biggar and Farrell continued the battle of the boot to make it 25-18 – and then it happened.

A clever cross-field kick was picked up by Gareth Davies (pictured above), who crashed over under the uprights. Biggar converted to make it 25-25, with eight minutes to go. A Mike Brown infringement led to another Biggar penalty, Wales ahead 28-25 with just over five minutes to go.

Wales will celebrate a big victory, which will play a massive part in deciding the pool outcome.

England’s next match, against Australia next week, is now a must-win affair or they will be knocked out of their own World Cup.

Wales’ only worries will be the injuries to Scott Williams, Lloyd Williams and Hallam Amos.