Wales 20-9 England: Steve Borthwick’s facet relinquish lead in first half to fall to defeat at Principality Stadium forward of Rugby World Cup

Wales recovered to battle again in opposition to England within the second half to say a 20-9 victory over their fierce rivals on the Principality Stadium in a hard-fought Rugby World Cup warm-up conflict.

Marcus Smith kicked England right into a first-half lead on the Principality Stadium because the guests have been awarded a sequence of penalties, largely resulting from their dominance over Wales in scrums.

Steve Borthwick’s facet led by three at half-time, however Wales would rapidly punish their guests, establishing fast dominance by way of two glowing tries.

Gareth Davies accomplished a primary strive simply six minutes after the restart after being performed over the road with a move from Wales skipper Jac Morgan that gave the scrum-half a simple end. Leigh Halfpenny transformed with ease.

Then it was George North’s flip to loosen up England’s protection and Dan Biggar’s glutton couldn’t have fallen higher into the palms of Halfpenny and two phases later Wales have been again on the road.

Full match report back to observe.

England fly-half Marcus Smith kicked the guests into the lead within the first half on the Principality Stadium

Wales veteran George North added his facet’s second strive within the second half


Gareth Davies (mid-red prime) unlocked England’s protection to attain a primary strive for Wales

England head coach Steve Borthwick is left with many questions as he prepares to call his Rugby World Cup squad on Monday