Bath Rugby wing Anthony Watson scored England’s only try of the match in their exhilarating victory against Wales in Saturday’s Six Nations humdinger at Twickenham. Scotland’s defeat of the French yesterday at Murrayfield handed England the Six Nations title for the first time since 2011, with a game away to France still in hand.
It was Watson’s tenth try in 19 international appearances, and makes him the highest scorer in World Rugby in 2016. Watson’s Clubmates, George Ford and Jonathan Joseph, have played a crucial role in England’s march to glory, also starting every match. Between the trio, they have scored six tries for England in the competition, contributing 33 points to England’s campaign so far.
In the same match, Bath fly-half Rhys Priestland entered the fray with six minutes left in the match, his style of play proving just the tonic for Wales as he unleashed former Scarlets teammates Jonathan Davies and George North to great effect – almost inspiring a major comeback for the Welsh.
Elsewhere, Scotland U20 fly-half Adam Hastings, the Bath Rugby Academy player who had helped his side defeat their English counterparts earlier on in the tournament, struck one conversion and three penalties in their 21-36 loss at home to the French.
Closer to home, Hastings’s Academy teammate, number eight Zach Mercer, took the field at Ashton Gate in the 56th minute for England U20, but was unable to stop the red tide of Wales who won 42-16 to keep their Grand Slam dreams on track.