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England down Wales to take Triple Crown

Date

Julian Guyer

Luther Burrell

Luther Burrell Photo: Getty Images

LONDON: England have clinched the Triple Crown and kept their Six Nations title hopes alive with a 29-18 win over champions Wales at Twickenham.

On a sunny dry day, ideal for running rugby, England saw scrum-half Danny Care and centre Luther Burrell score tries in a match where fly-half Owen Farrell kicked 19 points.

All of Wales' points came courtesy of six penalties from full-back Leigh Halfpenny as England deservedly gained revenge for a record 30-3 defeat by the Welsh in Cardiff last year that cost them a Grand Slam.

England's Owen Farrell challenges Wales' Leigh Halfpenny for a high ball.

England's Owen Farrell challenges Wales' Leigh Halfpenny for a high ball. Photo: Reuters

Time
80.00
Team
ENG
Score
29
Team
WAL
Score
18
England versus Wales
View Match Statistics
Players Care (4min), Burrell (33min) Tries 2 Tries 0 Players
Players Farrell 2/2 (100%) Conversions 2 Conversions 0 Players
Players Farrell 5/5 (100%) Penalty goals 5 Penalty goals 6 Players Halfpenny 6/6 (100%)
Players Drop goals 0 Drop goals 0 Players

This defeat, though, ends Wales's hopes of an historic third successive Six Nations title.

This was a first win against Wales for England coach Stuart Lancaster and it was a timely one too, with this match the last between the old rivals at Twickenham before they meet at the London ground in the pool stages of the 2015 World Cup.

Victory left England, who finish the Championship away to bottom of the table Italy on Saturday, level on three wins from four games with both Ireland and France, who next face one another in Paris.

England player Jack Nowell is tackled by Toby Faletau. Click for more photos

England take Triple Crown

England defeat Wales to stay on course for the Six Nations title. Photo: Getty Images

A narrow French win over the Irish, who have a huge points difference advantage, coupled with an England win in Rome could see Lancaster's men take the title.

But this result meant Wales, whose starring line-up included 12 of the British and Irish Lions their coach Warren Gatland guided to a series win in Australia last year, had lost for the second time this Championship following a 26-3 drubbing by Ireland in Dublin.

England, who dominated the much vaunted Welsh front row at the scrum, played by far the more enterprising rugby.

ENGLAND 19 (Danny Care, Luther Burrell tries);Owen Farrell 2 con, 5 pens) bt WALES 18 (Leigh Halfpenny 6 pens)

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13 comments so far

  • So when its suits the English, Wales is an opponent or they are part of the UK side.....so which one is it?

    Commenter
    shemp
    Location
    melb
    Date and time
    March 10, 2014, 7:42AM
    • Mate, you have no clue. If you are English and you play against Wales of course they are an opponent. When it's the Lions we're on the same side, by the way players can be picked for the team. Sorry, let' s follow your logic- "So when it suits Australia, New Zealand is an enemy or they are part of the ANZACS...so which one is it?".

      Commenter
      nmo
      Date and time
      March 10, 2014, 8:53AM
    • Huh? The Lions isn't a "UK side"; it's made up of Biritsh and Irish players and only teams up every couple of years. Otherwise, England and Wales are always separate sides in Rugby (the upcoming Sevens at the Olympics being the exception).

      Commenter
      Jace
      Date and time
      March 10, 2014, 1:10PM
    • Oh Shemp Mate!
      Look,
      Why trot out this stale old stuff?
      Didn't you hear Warburton say that his nationality was British and could easily reconcile Welshness & Britishness.
      You should be more worried about Australia's chances of getting out of pool stage at RWC 2015.

      Commenter
      tom159710@hotmail.com
      Location
      London
      Date and time
      March 10, 2014, 8:57PM
    • nmo....nah mate, very different when was the last time it was an ANZAC team? The Brits play with the Welsh, as they are part of the UK and then against them...confusing

      Commenter
      shemp
      Location
      melb
      Date and time
      March 11, 2014, 8:15AM
  • Another poor country, Wales, being sucked in having a NZ coach. Losers.

    Commenter
    johnny-boy
    Date and time
    March 10, 2014, 9:33AM
    • Good one Johnny-Boy. Obviously you are just a troll who needs a lesson in Welsh rugby history. Gatland took over a shabby Wales side who had failed to pass the pools stage at the 2007 RWC. He turned them into Grand Slam winners in 2008. By the 2011 RWC they were a force to be reckoned with, making the semis and unlucky not to proceed to the final with a 1pt loss to France. By 2012 they had won the Grand Slam 3 times under Gatland. In 2013 they didn't complete the Grand Slam, but they still won the Six Nations.
      In Gatland's time at the helm they are the most successful team in the Six Nations having won 3 times, while Ireland, England and France have won just one each. It's a record any coach would be proud of.

      Commenter
      J B
      Date and time
      March 10, 2014, 12:55PM
    • Won the six nations a couple of times. Whoop de do. They're a joke of an international team under Gatland. I mean real internationals.

      Commenter
      johnny-boy
      Date and time
      March 10, 2014, 2:20PM
    • As much of a joke as Queersland?

      Commenter
      Nato
      Location
      Sydney
      Date and time
      March 11, 2014, 11:33PM
  • Lets hope France understand the importance of their match with Ireland next week. And lose by a point in the last minute thereby snatching defeat for England from the jaws of victory.

    Commenter
    a don
    Location
    sydney
    Date and time
    March 10, 2014, 9:46AM

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