LIVE: Wales v England!

Date published: February 11 2017

Follow all the action from the Principality Stadium in Cardiff as Wales host England in the Six Nations!


The scorers:

For Wales:
Tries: L Williams
Cons: Halfpenny
Pens: Halfpenny 3

For England:
Tries: Youngs, Daly
Cons: Farrell
Pens: Farrell 3

80′ England have now won 16 tests in a row, two short of New Zealand’s all-time record.

80′ FULL-TIME: WALES 16-21 ENGLAND – The hosts dominated the first half, although Ben Youngs scored a try for England early on. Liam Williams finally made the visitors pay near the end of the half and Halfpenny’s boot ensured they went in 13-8 up. The second half was even at first, but England gained momentum towards the end. Finally, Daly went over in the corner and clinched a win for England. Farrell added 11 points with the boot, as did Halfpenny for Wales. What a Test match.

77′ CONVERSION, ENGLAND, FARRELL! 16-21:  Farrell converts from near the touchline. England lead 21-16.

76′ TRY, ENGLAND, DALY! 16-19: England surge back at Wales after they fail to find touch. Daly goes over in the corner with a great finish.

75′ Wales turn the ball over near their five-metre line after a spell of pressure from England.

73′ Ford boots the ball long. Halfpenny touches down for a 22.

71′ Roberts is on for Scott Williams.

71′ Marler, Nowell, and Cole are off. Mullan, May and Sinckler are on.

70′ PENALTY, ENGLAND, FARRELL! 16-14: England are back to within two. Wales lead 16-14.

68‘ England have a penalty for a high tackle from Samson Lee.

65′ Webb off, Davies on. Youngs and Joseph replaced by Care and Te’o.

64′ Biggar intercepts and charges through. He nearly goes all the way, but Daly got onto the end of his kick into space and kicks the ball out.

62′ England are in the Welsh 22. Nowell tried to find a breakthrough, but is bundled over.

60′ PENALTY, WALES, HALFPENNY! 16-11: Haskell failed to roll away and Wales have taken advantage.

60′ Baldwin comes on for Owens.

57′ After an England penalty won as a result of Warburton going in at the side, Wales are back on the front foot. They are ten metres out and trying to find a gap.

55′ PENALTY, ENGLAND, FARRELL! 13-11: England are now just two points behind.

55′ Wales give a penalty for going in at the side. Farrell has an opportunity to shift momentum.

52′ Samson Lee and Nicky Smith are on for Tomas Francis and Rob Evans. Faletau replaces Moriarty.

51′ Although England regained possession, Brown kicks the ball straight into touch. Wales win the lineout deep into England territory.

49′ Clifford is replaced by Haskell.

49′ Wales have a penalty inside their own half for a high tackle on Webb by Ford.

46′ Hartley is replaced by George

45′ Wales win possession and nearly break through with a superb counter-attack. A forward pass from Webb to Biggar halts the move.

43′ Webb knocks on. England have a scrum in enemy territory.

40′ The teams are back out for the second half.


40′ HALF-TIME: WALES 13-8 ENGLAND: England were on the front foot for much of the first 20 minutes and scored a try through Youngs and a penalty through Farrell. However, the hosts were relentless for the next 20. Halfpenny has kicked eight points with the boot, while a late try from Liam Williams put the hosts ahead.

40′ CONVERSION, WALES, HALFPENNY! 13-8: Halfpenny converts from under the sticks.

38′ TRY, WALES, LIAM WILLIAMS! 11-8: After Wales win the scrum and a brilliant dummy run from Scott Williams fools the England defence.

37′ Webb charges down Youngs’s kick. Marler knocks on. Wales have an opportunity here.

34′ After Jones’s turnover, he turns villain and knocks on five metres short of the England try line. Plenty of pressure from the hosts but no points.

32′ The visitors win a scrum inside their own half, but Wales turn over.

29′ England can breathe again. Wales collapse the scrum and the wave of pressure has relented.

28′ NO TRY! Wales have a scrum on the five-metre line.

27′ Referee Garcés goes upstairs to see whether or not Rhys Webb has forced his way over the line.

25′ A brilliant kick by Cuthbert puts England on the back foot. Nowell cleans up. Wales have an attacking lineout in enemy territory.

22′ PENALTY, WALES, HALFPENNY! 6-8: Wales are back within two points after Launchbury fails to roll away.

19′ The conversion attempt from Farrell is wide. England have missed their second kick from three attempts in this game, but lead 8-3.

19′ TRY, ENGLAND, YOUNGS! 3-8: Finally, England score, as Youngs burrows over from close range after 26 phases. After camping on the Welsh try line for a sustained period of time, Youngs finally found a way over from the base of the ruck and broke what had been a resolute Welsh defence.

17′ England are just short of the line. The Welsh defence holds firm for now.

15′ England are on the attack near the Welsh 22, good ball retention but yet to break through.

13′ Daly hooks the penalty kick and it’s still 3-3.

12′ England have a penalty for an offside from Webb…

10′ PENALTY, ENGLAND, FARRELL! 3-3: The visitors are on the board after Farrell’s strike from 30 metres out.

9′ England have a penalty for a high tackle from Scott Williams…

7′ England find touch near the Welsh 22 from a penalty. They will hope to get some points on the board from this attack.

5′ Biggar wins the ball inside his own 22 and halts an attack. Halfpenny clears after Hughes knocks on.

3′ PENALTY, WALES, HALFPENNY! 3-0: The hosts get the scoring underway.

2′ Wales have a penalty in enemy territory as Halfpenny lines up the kick. Courtney Lawes gave the penalty away for failing to roll away.

1′ Kick off: First half is underway. Dan Biggar starts the game off.

Team News

Wales: The major news ahead of kick-off is that Wales wing George North has been ruled out, and replaced by Alex Cuthbert. Otherwise, Wales have made two front-row changes to the side that beat Italy on the opening weekend.

Props Rob Evans and Tomas Francis both come into the starting XV for Wales’ match against the 2016 Grand Slam champions. Taulupe Faletau is the other personnel change from the matchday squad against Italy and he is named on the bench.

England: England head coach Eddie Jones has made two changes to his starting line-up to face Wales, with Jack Nowell and Jack Clifford coming into the XV.

Tom Wood (Northampton) and Jonny May (Gloucester) are included as finishers in an otherwise unchanged bench.