Six Nations 2024: England 16-14 Wales – hosts fightback to edge to victory

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England: (5) 16
Tries: Earl, Dingwall Pen: Ford 2
Wales: (14) 14
Tries: Penalty, Mann Con: Lloyd

England overturned another half-time deficit in the Six Nations to edge past a youthful and spirited Wales side at Twickenham.

As in Rome a week ago, England trailed at the break as Wales claimed a penalty try and an Alex Mann score to threaten a first win at Twickenham since 2015.

Fraser Dingwall scored in the corner to drag England to within a point before George Ford’s penalty sealed victory.

Ford made amends for his failure to convert Ben Earl’s first-half try.

The England fly-half was denied the chance to equalise as he was adjudged to have begun his conversion attempt despite not striding towards the ball as Wales rushed up to foil him.

Victory moves England to the top of the Six Nations table after maintaining their winning start to the tournament, while Wales claim a losing bonus point and remain fifth despite two opening defeats.

More to follow.


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

Replacements: Dan, Genge, Cole, Coles, Cunningham-South, Care, F Smith, Feyi-Waboso

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

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

Replacements: Elias, Domachowski, Griffin, Rowlands, Basham, Hardy, Evans, Grady.

Sin bin: Grady (70)

Match officials

Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)

Touch judges: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand) & Hollie Davidson (Scotland)

TMO: Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)

Source: BBC News

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