LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Six Nations

Thumb_england-ed England

29

Thumb_wales-ed Wales

18
Kick-off local time : Sun, 09 March 2014 - 15h00
Kick-off : Sun, 09 March 2014 - 17h00
Venue : London
Referee : TBC
Match status : Result
  England Wales
Tries
Penalties Owen Farrell (18min), Owen Farrell (26min), Owen Farrell (46min), Owen Farrell (54min), and Owen Farrell (58min) Leigh Halfpenny (8min), Leigh Halfpenny (22min), Leigh Halfpenny (30min), Leigh Halfpenny (37min), Leigh Halfpenny (40min), and Leigh Halfpenny (56min)
Conversions Owen Farrell (6min) and Owen Farrell (35min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

80

England maul it on as they look to run the clock down and Ford kicks deep. North takes it up for Wales but they are caught out after some sloppy work from Phillips. Cuthbert knocks on and that is the game, England take the Triple Crown and keep their Six Nations hopes alive.

78

England lose it forward so Wales have a scrum right back on their tryline. They clear it through Biggar and Brown runs it back. Wales turn it over and run it out of their 22.

76

Wales try to drive it out of danger and they eventually clear it. Twelvetrees finds Brown on the outside but he is tackle late so England kick for the corner as they look for a try.

74

Wales move up to England's 22 but then lose it in the tackle and England break away. Some great passing from the backs sees Burrell place it in the corner but he had a foot in touch so Wales have a defensive line-out just short of their tryline.

72

England send it wide but the Welsh defence holds up on the 22. The ball is lost in the tackle and Wales look to run it out of their 22 with Cuthbert knocking over a few tacklers.

70

Wales set the maul and their forwards bash it up but lose it in the tackle. England send it wide as they run it out of their 22 and reach halfway. Farrell kicks and finds a great touch in Wales' 22.

68

The teams exchange a series of kicks and May takes it up but holds on so Wales set up an attacking line-up as they look to stage a comeback.

66

It is a big scrum from Wales this time and they get the penalty so they can clear it. They send it wide from the line-out and make good ground into the 22. England hold Cuthbert up in the tackle so they get the scrum just outside their 22.

64

The England forwards bash it up before they go wide but a poor pass holds them back. They take it up and get the scrum in the 22.

62

Farrell kicks for the corner and finds a good touch in Wales' 22. Phillips scrambles it into touch but England will come again.

60

Care hoists and Halfpenny claims it on England's 22. Priestland loses it forward and England hack it away. It comes back and Brown makes good ground up the left.

58

Davies is blown up for playing the ball on the ground so Farrell kicks another PENALTY to make it 29-18.

56

Faletau is taken out in the air so Halfpenny kicks another PENALTY to cut England's lead to 26-18.

54

Jenkins is blown up again and this time it is a YELLOW CARD for repeated scrum infringements. That could have a huge impact on this game. Farrell steps up and nails the PENALTY to take England's lead to 26-15.

52

Wales come again and Webb goes through a gap but then loses it forward. Brown scoops it up and Nowell breaks away. He is brought down but England have a scrum just outside Wales' 22.

50

Morgan takes it off the base of the scrum and Farrell bangs it away. North has a go but it stopped quickly. Cuthbert makes ground an Faletau is there in support. It goes out to Roberts who tries a grubber but Farrell is there top dot down in-goal.

48

England come from their own 22 before Farrell finds touch. Wales set a maul and then bash it up but lose it forward in the tackle so England have a scrum.

46

The Welsh front row is blown up for hinging this time and Warburton has a chat with the ref. Farrell slots the PENALTY to make it 23-15.

45

England win a turnover and Brown has a go. Farrell hoists and Priestland knocks on so England have a scrum just outside Wales' 22.

43

Jenkins is blown up for binding on the arm so Farrell clears. The line-out throw goes over the back an Wales claim it.

41

Priestland kicks the second half off and Wales get it back but England are tackling hard and stop them near halfway. It goes out to North but he throws a wild pass forward so England have a scrum in their 22.

40

The teams exchange kicks and England eventually go offside after May knocks it on. Halfpenny has another shot at goal and slots the PENALTY to reduce England's lead to 20-15 at half-time. Join us in ten minutes for the second half.

37

Wales looking for a response before half-time an Hartley goes off his feet. The ref warns him about repeated infringements and Halfpenny steps up to kick another PENALTY which cuts England's lead to 20-12.

35

The line-out goes over the back and Care takes it. It goes wide to May who cuts back inside. Twelvestrees puts a little grubber through and Burrell is over for the TRY. Farrell adds the CONVERsion to make it 20-9.

32

Wales go wide and Halfpenny reaches halfway. North knocks it on and Farrell kicks for the corner where he finds a good touch.

30

Nowell takes it up but holds on under pressure for Jenkins. Halfpenny kicks a monster PENALTY from 50 metres out to cut England's lead to 13-9.

28

Robshaw and Hartley go off their feet and Webb find Roberts in a gap after the line-out. Davies is hit hard and England turn it over on their 22. May clears and Priestland is there.

26

England run the phases as they edge towards the 22 and Webb does not roll away so there is a warning for Warburton. Farrell has a shot at goal and sends the PENALTY over to make 13-6.

24

England lose the ball in the tackle and Halfpenny kicks long but it goes out on the full so England have a line-out just outside Wales' 22.

22

Farrell finds touch in Wales' half an Priestland kicks high but May is there and makes good ground on the counter. Burrell comes in from the side so Halfpenny has a shot at goal and the PENALTY is over to make it 10-6.

18

Adam Jones blown up for scrumming in so Farrell takes aim at goal and slots the PENALTY to make it 10-3.

15

Care clears from the base and Halfpenny is swamped and forced to hold on. Farrell sets up a line-out short of the 22 and it is sent out to May who chips ahead but Halfpenny dots down in-goal.

13

Farrell hoists and Burrell claims it but he is forced into touch by North. Priestland hits a cross-field kick this time and Cuthbert takes it but stays infield. It goes out to Davies who finds North on the outside but his kick goes into touch.

10

England run from deep again as Brown makes good ground. Twelvetress kicks it away and Wales claim it but Faletau knocks on as he tries a cheeky offload so England have the scrum near halfway.

8

Lawes tries to run it out of the 22 but does not release in the tackle so Halfpenny steps up to slot the PENALTY to reduce England's lead to 7-3.

6

Wales were offside and Care takes it quickly to go over for the TRY. Farrell adds the CONVERSION and England lead 7-0.

5

Care kicks and Halfpenny takes it up. It goes high and Brown claims it. Wales don't roll away and Care takes it quickly. It goes wide to May and Wilson is clear through the middle and they are right there now.

3

Big shove from Wales and they get the penalty. Priestland sets up a line-out but the ball is lost forward in midfield so England come away with it.

0

Farrell gets the game underway and Priestland clears. England go up the middle with Twelvetrees but Wood loses it forward so Wales have the first scrum near halfway.

-5

The teams are out on the pitch and it is just the anthems to go before we get the action underway. Conditions are good so expect an entertaining game.

-10

Defeat today will mean the end of either team's Six Nations hopes, so expect a fierce encounter which will be hard and uncompromising up front.

-20

Wales have won the last three matches between the sides, and they will be keen to extend that streak in their last clash with England at Twickenham before the World Cup next year.

-30

Welcome to live coverage of the Six Nations clash between England and Wales from Twickenham. With the Triple Crown on the line this should be a cracker.
England
Players
15 Mike Brown
14 Anthony Watson
13 Brad Barritt
12 Owen Farrell
11 Jonny May
10 George Ford
9 Ben Youngs
8 Ben Morgan
7 Chris Robshaw
6 James Haskell
5 Courtney Lawes
4 Dave Attwood
3 David Wilson
2 Rob Webber
1 Joe Marler

Substitutes
23 Marland Yarde
22 Billy Twelvetrees
21 Richard Wigglesworth
20 Tom Wood
19 George Kruis
18 Kieran Brookes
17 Matt Mullan
16 Dylan Hartley
Wales
Players
15 Leigh Halfpenny
14 Alex Cuthbert
13 Jonathan Davies
12 Jamie Roberts
11 George North
10 Dan Biggar
9 Rhys Webb
8 Toby Faletau
7 Sam Warburton
6 Dan Lydiate
5 Alun Wyn Jones
4 Jake Ball
3 Samson Lee
2 Richard Hibbard
1 Paul James

Substitutes
23 Liam Williams
22 James Hook
21 Mike Phillips
20 Justin Tipuric
19 Luke Charteris
18 Rhodri Jones
17 Nicky Smith
16 Scott Baldwin