Six Nations Round-up: England overcome Wales comeback

9 March 2020

Bath Rugby had five senior players involved in the Guinness Six Nations crunch match at Twickenham on Saturday, with two Senior Academy players also representing England U20s. Here is how they got on...

England v Wales

Bath Rugby’s Anthony Watson, Will Stuart, Charlie Ewels, Taulupe Faletau and Rhys Webb were all involved in England’s thrilling 33-30 win over Wales in Round Four of the Guinness Six Nations on Saturday afternoon.

England survived a late red card for Manu Tuilagi to secure a first Triple Crown in four years and inflict a third successive defeat on new Wales Head Coach Wayne Pivac.

First-half tries from Anthony Watson and Elliot Daly and a brace of penalties and conversions from Owen Farrell opened up an 11-point half-time lead, Wales' only points coming from three penalties.

Wales went the length of the pitch to score a sublime try through Justin Tipuric before England re-established command through Farrell's boot and a try from Tuilagi.

Dan Biggar and then Tipuric again capitalised with late tries but England's lead was just big enough and they held on amidst the chaos.

England U20s v Wales U20s

Gabe Hamer-Webb and Max Ojomoh were involved in England U20s’ narrow 23-22 defeat to Wales in the U20 Six Nations Championship at Gloucester’s Kingsholm Stadium on Friday 6th March.

The hosts trailed 14-5 at the break with Wales scoring tries via Sam Costelow and Bradley Roderic, while Emmanuel Iyogun crossed for Alan Dickens' side.

Second-half scores from George Barton, Sam Crean and Jack Van Poortvliet put England ahead but Costelow's late drop goal, as well as two earlier penalties, sealed victory for the young Welsh side.

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