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Wales 13 v 6 England - Quilter International 2

By RugbyFan
August 17 2019

What a super photo this is - England's Joe Cokanasiga and Wales' Josh Adams during the International Friendly at The Principality.  Just the way a friendly match should be.       All photos paimages.


Quilter International No:2

Wales 13 v  6 England


England lost today in Cardiff, to be fair I had a feeling we would lose this one.  BUT not by a stupid lack of discipline, we will not get anywhere near the Rugby World Cup if we continue to be 'gun ho'.  

The roof was closed and Wales really had to work hard for that win.  So one each now!  Wales go number 1 in the world on Monday, well done and good luck to them and to their quest for the Rugby World Cup.

England's Anthony Watson (right) tackles Wales' Hadleigh Parkes resulting in a yellow card

One of the most important moments in the match was when Anthony Watson was sent to the sin-bin for a deliberate knock-on, Dan Biggar took the  penalty quickly.  His long cross-field kick found Adams and, after the wing made ground, from the next phase Biggar repeated the trick to set up North in the opposite corner for a fine try that the fly-half converted for a 10-0 lead.   England just did not learn.

Wales' George North scores his sides first try during the International Friendly at The Principality 

England's defence today was good, as was Wales to be honest.   Ford could only manage penalty points, this game.  England lacked the spark of the Twickenham match.  But 'Hey Ho' it was a friendly and we don't want any injuries.  After all I think we grooved our point last week.


Next up Ireland, bring it on!


Wales (10) 13    Try: North Pens: Biggar, Halfpenny Con: Biggar

England (0) 6    Pens: Ford 2

Wales: L Halfpenny; North, Jonathan Davies, Parkes, Adams; Biggar, G Davies; Smith, Owens, Francis, Ball, AW Jones, Wainwright, James Davies, Moriarty. 

Replacements: Dee, W Jones, Lewis, Shingler, Navidi, A Davies, Evans, Watkin.

England: Daly; McConnochie, Joseph, Francis, Cokanasiga; Ford, Heinz; Genge, Cowan-Dickie, Cole, Launchbury, Itoje, Lawes, Ludlam, B Vunipola.

Replacements: George, Marler, Sinckler, Kruis, Singleton, Youngs, Farrell, Tuilagi

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Wales 13 v 6 England - Quilter International 2
Discussion started by Unofficial England Rugby Union , 17/08/2019 17:53
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17/08/2019 17:53
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22/08/2019 09:55
Breakdown killed England, but with a 6 playing 7 and a lock playing 6 that could have been predicted I suppose. Defence was good. Daly surely cannot be our RWC full-back.

Those were my take-outs. Oh, and that some refs will allow quick penalties while the clock is off and a player is still leaving the pitch for a HIA before the replacement is on (less bothered by the player still leaving the pitch for a yellow to be honest). So never switch off!

Edit: the laws have been changed today with immediate effect to stop that happening again!

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019:08:22:13:00:39 by Tigersfan1.

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