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Twitter Reacts In Style As Wales Almost Halt England’s Grand Slam March

CARDIFF, WALES - FEBRUARY 11: Ben Youngs of England burrows over to score the oipening try during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and England at the Principality Stadium on February 11, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England travelled to the Principality Stadium on Saturday evening knowing a win over Wales would represent a step closer to lifting the Six Nations trophy and an historic Grand Slam.

Wales have been far from impressive since Rob Howley took over and toiled for 40 minutes in Rome last week before a second-half onslaught gave them a 33-7 win. England meanwhile had been given a scare by France and should have been punished for a sub-par performance but managed to claim a narrow victory.

Eddie Jones’ charges scored the first try of the game as Ben Youngs crossed following a powerful carry from Mike Brown.

The next major talking point wasn’t a score but a controversial incident unnoticed by the officials. Nathan Hughes appeared to eye gouge Wales’ Ross Moriarty late in the first period.

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Wales took the lead shortly before the break and let at half-time. Howley’s men continued to withstand the at times relentless attack of the Red Rose. They almost found the try they needed before Dan Biggar intercepted Ben Youngs’ pass and almost went the length of the pitch but was caught by retreating English defenders.

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With just moments left, the away side finally broke through and claimed a massive win thanks to a try from Elliot Daly.

England host Italy when the championship returns while Wales travel north to take on Scotland.

Rory Murphy, Pundit Arena

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