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“England’s new record” – Every countries heaviest Six Nations defeat

WALES 34 points – England 47-13 Wales (2006)

An impressive win for England, as Wales entered the 2006 Six Nations as reigning Grand Slam Champions. Mark Cueto and ‘Mad Dog’ Lewis Moody established a quickfire lead for England, with Martyn Williams’ try keeping Wales competitive in the early goings. Mike Tindall stretched England’s lead before half time, as the hosts asserted their control on the match just before the break.

As England began to get a strong foothold in the match, Wales’ ill-discipline cost them dearly. Winger Mark Jones gave away two penalties in quick succession, one resulting in Charlie Hodgson’s three pointer, and the following saw Lewis Moody score just minutes later.

Three unanswered second half tries saw Lawrence Dallaglio, Matt Dawson and Tom Voyce all cross over to score. Wales’ sole response was from the boot of Stephen Jones, as the fly half kicked a consolation eight points. Twickenham continued to be known as ‘the fortress’ for many sides, with Wales included. Before this game, Wales had not won at Twickenham since 1988, so coming to London was a daunting task for the visitors.