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England beat Wales 16:14

England Stages Sensational Comeback to Edge Out Wales 16-14 in Six Nations Clash

England staged a remarkable comeback at Twickenham on Saturday, overturning a nine-point halftime deficit to secure a thrilling 16-14 victory over Wales in the Six Nations tournament, marking their second win in as many matches.

Facing adversity early on with two players receiving yellow cards, England found themselves trailing 14-5 at halftime, with Wales capitalizing on a penalty try and a try from Alex Mann sandwiched between Ben Earl’s score for England.

However, a resilient England side clawed their way back into contention through a George Ford penalty and a try from Fraser Dingwall, narrowing the margin to just one point at 13-14.

With eight minutes remaining, Ford’s accurate kicking put England ahead for the first time in the match, sealing the victory at 16-14 as England showcased strong defensive prowess to deny Wales any chance of a comeback.

The match saw England squander opportunities to convert pressure into points, notably with Henry Slade’s knock-on near Wales’ try-line. Additionally, Ollie Chessum’s yellow card for a high tackle and Ethan Roots’ sin-bin for a maul infringement further tested England’s resolve.

Despite initial setbacks, England demonstrated resilience as Ben Earl’s powerful break from a scrum narrowed the deficit, albeit with Ford’s conversion attempt blocked by Rio Dyer.

Wales extended their lead with a second try just before halftime, taking advantage of Alex Mitchell’s errant clearance and Tomos Williams’ clever pass to Mann, who breached England’s defense for his second try of the match.

In the second half, England’s improved scrummaging and Ford’s accurate kicking brought them back into contention, with Dingwall’s try further narrowing Wales’ lead.

A well-executed 50-22 kick by Ford set up an attacking line-out for England, and Mason Grady’s yellow card for a deliberate knock-on allowed Ford to secure the win with a simple penalty kick, ensuring England emerged victorious in a closely fought contest.



Steward; Freeman, Slade, Dingwall, Daly; Ford, Mitchell; Marler, George (capt), Stuart, Itoje, Chessum, Roots, Underhill, Earl.

Replacements: Care for Mitchell (68), Genge for Marler (51), Dan for George (71), Cole for Stuart (51), Coles for Roots (72), Cunningham-South for Underhill (63). Not Used: F. Smith, Feyi-Waboso.

Sin-bin: Chessum (10), Roots (16)


Winnett; Dyer, North, Tompkins, Adams; Lloyd, Williams; G Thomas, Dee, Assiratti, Jenkins (capt), Beard, Mann, Reffell, Wainwright.

Replacements: Grady for Adams (61), Evans for Lloyd (80), Hardy for T. Williams (72), Domachowski for Thomas (58), Elias for Dee (54), Griffin for Assiratti (54), Rowlands for Beard (68), Basham for Mann (68).

Sin-bin: Grady (70)

Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)

Man of the Mach:  Ben Earl (England)


England (5) 16
Try: Earl (20′), Dingwall (63′)
Penalty: Ford (48′, 72′)

Wales (14) 14
Try: Penalty Try (17′), Mann (38′)
Conversion: Lloyd (39′)

Man of the match: Ben Earl (England)

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