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Jones vs Jones adding fire to Six Nations

Jones vs Jones adding fire to Six Nations

Eddie Jones trained his sights on Alun Wyn Jones and Rhys Patchell as he launched his fiercest verbal assault yet on "cocky" Wales ahead of today's Six Nations clash at Twickenham.

England came out on top on a 12-6 scoreline in a tough contest with Wales at Twickenham on Saturday evening.

Gatland's hope that Wales would possess the superior fitness in the latter stages failed to materialise as England's finishers produced the kind of game management needed to win test matches.

Both teams relied on kicking games in a constant drizzle to pressure, and England was better at it against a Wales side rocked before the match by the withdrawal of fullback Leigh Halfpenny, forcing a first championship start on Anscombe, who acquitted himself well. It will be interesting to see how things change when Richard Wigglesworth joins the fray after an hour or so, for his first cap since RWC 2015, as the Saracen is far more suited to a structured kicking game.

The disbelieving visitors were forced to settle for a penalty goal.

They carried with the kind of intensity that allowed the Welsh defence minimal time to settle, and a period of pressure led to a break by Farrell, who then sent a looping pass from the next play into the arms of Joe Launchbury.

This time Farrell kicked the conversion. The TMO, though, somehow saw it differently, and Wales had to settle for just three points.

13-year-old Louis Lovering will be walking onto the famous Twickenham grass as England face Wales in the Six Nations.

After a scoreless third quarter, the match sparked back into life in the 62nd minute when replacement George North appeared to have put Scott Williams away. "It was just great to be involved in training, and with the group".

Scotland wants to prove that it can do much better than how it went down to Wales while France will not want new coach Jacques Brunel to suffer two straight defeats.

"He has one big call to make and unfortunately he's made a bad mistake and at this level that's pretty disappointing", Wales coach Warren Gatland said. However, the referee was playing advantage and Anscombe kicked the penalty to reduce the deficit to six. Wales started to stretch the English line at times but with no end result.

It was an outstanding performance from the England wing who justified his selection with a pair of well-taken tries.

In the opening round of the Six Nations, Wales eased past Scotland 34-7 in Cardiff while England bulldozed Italy 46-15 in Rome.

Apart from the presence of Te'o and Wigglesworth, the bench remains unchanged.

He was armed with three second rows in Rome with Courtney Lawes playing on the blindside but Wales have a tall six in Aaron Shingler and their captain, Alun Wyn Jones, got to know the England forwards coach, Steve Borthwick, on the Lions tour to New Zealand previous year.


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