Six Nations 2017: Wales 16-21 England – Elliot Daly scores dramatic late try to hand Eddie Jones’ side narrow victory

  • England maintain their unbeaten run by the skin of their teeth
  • Liam Williams try combined with Leigh Halfpenny’s boot put the hosts 13-8 ahead at the break
  • Elliot Daly crossed with five minutes remaining to put visitors back in front  
England extended their winning streak to 16 matches when a late Elliot Daly try secured them a 21-16 win over Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.

Fullback Leigh Halfpenny gave the Welsh a slender lead after two minutes before Owen Farrell levelled the scores with a kick of his own.

England then opened the try-scoring through scrum-half Ben Youngs but Farrell couldn’t add the conversion, 3-8.

Halfpenny reduced the deficit with another three-pointer before converting Liam Williams try to give Wales a 13-8 lead at the break.



Farrell and Halfpenny traded kicks after the restart as the game remained too hard to call, 16-11.

The England centre then narrowed the deficit with another kick before Elliot Daly’s converted score gave the visitors the lead, 16-21.

It was a poor clearing kick from Jonathan Davies that gifted England that final chance, and Wales will be left ruing that lapse, just as the visiting supporters celebrated it with glee.

MANOFTHEMATCH

England: Joe Launchbury

LINE UPS

Wales: 15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 George North, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Scott Williams, 11 Liam Williams, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Rhys Webb, 8 Ross Moriarty, 7 Justin Tipuric, 6 Sam Warburton, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c), 4 Jake Ball, 3 Tomas Francis, 2 Ken Owens, 1 Rob Evans
Replacements: 16 Scott Baldwin, 17 Nicky Smith, 18 Samson Lee, 19 Cory Hill, 20 Taulupe Faletau, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 Sam Davies, 23 Jamie Roberts
England: 15 Mike Brown, 14 Jack Nowell, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Elliot Daly, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Nathan Hughes, 7 Jack Clifford, 6 Maro Itoje, 5 Courtney Lawes, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley (c), 1 Joe Marler
Replacements: 16 Jamie George, 17 Matt Mullan, 18 Kyle Sinckler, 19 Tom Wood, 20 James Haskell, 21 Danny Care, 22 Ben Te’o, 23 Jonny May
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