Six Nations

Lucky for Wales when the year ends in '9'?

2019-02-25 07:43
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Cardiff - Wales' come from behind 21-13 win over England in the Six Nations on Saturday extended their record of beating England in every Championship match since the Second World War when the year ends in '9'.

Even when the fixture was played at London's Wembley Stadium in 1999, Wales' temporary 'home' while the Principality Stadium was being built, they still beat England 32-31 as they denied their arch-rivals the Grand Slam in what was the Five Nations.

Saturday's result means England will have to wait until 2029 for their next chance to break this sequence of defeats.

The extraordinary record reads as follows:

1949: Wales 9 England 3

1959: Wales 5 England 0

1969: Wales 30 England 9

1979: Wales 27 England 3

1989: Wales 12 England 9

1999: Wales 32 England 31

2009: Wales 23 England 15

2019: Wales 21 England 13

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