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As it happened: England 25-28 Wales

2015-09-26 20:00
Last Updated at 08:35
26 Sep 22:57
What a game! Thanks for joining us. You can't call a thing at RWC 2015! 
26 Sep 22:56
Wales, meanwhile, are now in pole position to avoid an early exit as they top the group!
26 Sep 22:56
Twickenham has been silenced! England play Australia at Twickenham next weekend, and if they lose that they will in all likelihood be knocked out of their own World Cup in the pool stages!
26 Sep 22:54
FT: WALES WIN 25-28!
26 Sep 22:53
80' England have made some bad mistakes at the end here.
26 Sep 22:53
80' Last minute now. England lineout fails and Wales win the ball back! They'll have the scrum. 
26 Sep 22:51
78' And the decision backfires as Wales shove the England maul into touch and win the ball back. 
26 Sep 22:51
78' England go for the corner and ignore the 3 points! What a big call! 
26 Sep 22:50
77' England with the ball and looking dangerous. They win the penalty! What do they do? 
26 Sep 22:49
76' What's going to happen here? Have Wales stolen this one?
26 Sep 22:48
75' Biggar lands the kick! What a fantastic strike! He's 8 from 8 tonight! England 25-28 Wales. 
26 Sep 22:46
73' Wales penalty just inside the England half! Can Biggar land this one? It's his toughest of the night.
26 Sep 22:45
71' Lloyd Williams, the makeshift winger, broke down the left and stabbed the ball through towards the goal posts where Gareth Davies gathered and scored! Biggar slots the conversion! England 25-25 Wales.
26 Sep 22:43
71' TRY WALES
26 Sep 22:41
70' 10 minutes to go now and Wales are a converted try behind! 
26 Sep 22:40
69' Farrell was never going to miss from there. England 25-18 Wales.
26 Sep 22:39
68' England close again! bashing away on the Welsh line but can't get over. They do win the penalty, though, and Farrell will go for goal.
26 Sep 22:38
67' Very much a makeshift backline now for Wales.
26 Sep 22:35
67' Another two Welsh players down ... they're dropping like flies! "There's going to be nobody left," says the commentator. 
26 Sep 22:34
67' England go close after a fluid move but desperate defence from Wales keeps them alive.
26 Sep 22:31
64' Wales break but Liam Williams can't hold onto the ball in a Farrell tackle. 
26 Sep 22:30
63' Really good touch-finder from Biggar gives wales the ball inside England's half.
26 Sep 22:29
63' Centre Scott Williams has a serious knee injury and will play no further part. It looks like Brad Barritt's tackle did the damage. Concern over Williams' future at the tournament now. 
26 Sep 22:27
62' Wales lose the ball and Anthony Watson hacks it up-field. Wales lost a lot of ground there! 
26 Sep 22:23
61' England clear but Wales now have the lineout on the 22m line. Big opportunity for them here. 
26 Sep 22:22
60' Wales really have their tails up now! A great break from George North beat three players, and England now have a lineout on their own 5m line. 
26 Sep 22:21
59' Biggar slots his sixth penalty of the night. Just! England 22-18 Wales. It's all getting a bit tight now! 
26 Sep 22:19
57' Penalty to Wales! An English player deemed to be off his feet. Guessing that Biggar's going to have a shot at goal for a change? 
26 Sep 22:18
57' Wales have a scrum inside the England half.
26 Sep 22:15
54' Biggar's kick is good. England 22-15 Wales
26 Sep 22:15
53' Would you believe it? Wales penalty for offsides and Biggar should slot this. 
26 Sep 22:13
51' It's the battle of the flyhalves at the moment. Farrell's kick is good. England 22-12 Wales. 
26 Sep 22:12
50' England now with a chance to kick at goal after Wales are penalised for not rolling away.
26 Sep 22:10
49' Wales starting to get into this now as they win a turnover. 
26 Sep 22:09
48' Biggar's effort is struck well and he closes the gap! England 19-12 Wales.
26 Sep 22:08
47' Wales have possession and are running hard at the English. They win the penalty for not rolling away. Biggar can have another shot at goal. 
26 Sep 22:07
45' Ben Youngs breaks for England straight from the restart before Farrell goes to the boot again. We can expect quite a bit of that this half. 
26 Sep 22:05
44' Easy as you like for Farrell. England 19-9 Wales. 
26 Sep 22:04
43' England penalty and Farrell will have a chance to extend the lead. Not rolling away. 
26 Sep 22:03
41' Farrell immediately goes to the boot and England get lucky as a Welsh touch means England will have the lineout. 
26 Sep 22:01
Farrell gets the 2nd half underway...
26 Sep 21:59
Almost time for the second half. Wales will surely have to score first if they are to get ahead in this one.
26 Sep 21:49
Half time! Wales will be boosted by that late penalty, but England deserve their lead. Brad Barritt and Sam Burgess have been massive in defence for England, and their scrum has been dominant. England 16-9 Wales.
26 Sep 21:46
40' Biggar has no trouble kicking the penalty. England 16-9 Wales.
26 Sep 21:45
38' Wales penalty after a fantastic Scott Williams break. That was the closest Wales have come to scoring, but Biggar will surely land the three points. 
 
  • 80'

    Williams hoofs the ball into touch and Wales win! What a game!

  • 80'

    ENGLAND 25 WALES 28

  • 79'

    England have another chance with an attacking line-out inside Wales 22.

  • 79'

    England make a hash of the line-out as they spill the ball and Wales will have the put into the scrum!

  • 78'

    England win the penalty after North is pinged for not releasing the player on the ground. Ford finds touch 5 metres from Wales try-line. England set up the driving maul, but it comes to nothing as they are driven into touch.

  • 77'

    Now England rumble forward as they go through the phases but Wales are looking resolute on defence.

  • 76'

    England win the penalty after Wales are pinged for not releasing the tackler on the ground. Ford finds touch about 5 metres from Wales 22.

  • 74'

    PENALTY, WALES, BIGGAR. 25-28. Wales are looking full of running! Brilliant attacking play by the Welshmen. They take play up into England's half and they win the penalty after England are pinged for not releasing the ball on the ground. Biggar will have a shit at goal about 45 metres out. His kick is good and Wales take the lead!!

  • 72'

    CONVERSION, WALES, BIGGAR. 25-25. Biggar's kick is good and the scores are level.

  • 71'

    TRY, WALES, DAVIES. 25-23. Wales attack from a line-out on halfway. They swing the ball wide and then Lloyd Williams gives a cross kick to Gareth Davies who gathers and goes over for Wales under the poles!! What a try!

  • 69'

    PENALTY, ENGLAND, FARRELL. 25-18. England attack from the scrum. They rumble forward with their forwards, but they are met by a wall of red defenders. England win the penalty after Wales are pinged for entering the ruck from the side. Farrell converts!

  • 66'

    England are on the attack 5 metres from Wales try-line but Wales make the turnover however, but they make a hash of it as they spill the ball in contact. Scrum England.

  • 66'

    We have a quick break in play as the medics tend to the injured Amos and Williams.

  • 64'

    Biggar finds touch for Wales on half way! They swing the ball wide and take play up to England''s 22. They swing the ball wide again, to Williams but he thumped into touch by Farrell. What a tackle!

  • 62'

    Wales swing the ball wide from the line out inside England's 22, but it comes to nothing as England make the turn over and Watson hoofs the ball down field. Wales gather inside their 22 and win the penalty after Watson is pinged for going off his feet at the break down.

  • 60'

    England set up the driving maul 5 metres from their try-line before Richard Wigglesworth brings some relief with his box kick.

  • 59'

    End to end stuff by Wales as they take play up to England's 22.

  • 58'

    PENALTY, WALES, BIGGAR. 22-18. Now Wales attack and take play up to England's 22. Wales win the penalty after England are pinged for going of their feet at the breakdown. Biggar will have a shot at goal from about 30 metres out on the angle. His kick is good!

  • 57'

    England set up the driving maul and advance up to half way but it comes to nothing as Wales make the turnover.

  • 54'

    Wales go through a few phases from the restart before hoofing the ball down field.

  • 53'

    PENALTY, WALES, BIGGAR. 22-15. Wales are on the attack now inside England's half and now Wales win the penalty after England are pinged for not rolling away at the breakdown. Biggar's kick is good.

  • 51'

    PENALTY, ENGLAND, FARRELL. 22-12. England win a penalty after Wales are pinged for not rolling away at the break down. Farrell lines up a shot at goal from about 30 metres out on the angle. His kick is good and it seems like the kickers will dictate this game.

  • 50'

    North attacks down the line and is thumped into touch by Chris Robshaw. Line-out Wales on half way.

  • 48'

    PENALTY, WALES, BIGGAR. 19-12. Wales are looking fierce on attack as they keep probing. They win the penalty after England are penalised for not rolling away at the breakdown. Biggar lines up a shot at goal from about 35 metres out. His kick is good!

  • 45'

    Youngs gathers the restart and breaks straight through and takes play up to Wales half, but it comes to nothing however as Wales make the turnover.

  • 43'

    PENALTY, ENGLAND, FARRELL. 19-6. England have an attacking line-out inside Wales 22. They go through the phases patiently with their forwards. Scott Baldwin is pinged for not rolling away at the break down and Farrell will have a shot at goal. His kick is good.

  • 41'

    Farrell gets the second half underway!

  • 40'

    That's the half as the teams head into the shed for a well deserved break. England have been the dominant party in an intense battle upfront.

  • 40'

    ENGLAND 16 WALES 9

  • 39'

    PENALTY, WALES, BIGGAR. 16-9. Wales swing the ball wide to Williams who breaks free and takes play u to England''''s half. Wales win the penalty after England are caught in an offside position at the break-down. Biggar takes a shot at goal right in-front of the poles from about 25 metres out. His kick is good.

  • 37'

    Wales are on the attack now as they go through the phases patiently in England''s half, but it comes to nothing as England make the turnover and find touch on half way.

  • 35'

    England make the turn-over as Wales failed to produce the ball from the maul. Scrum England.

  • 34'

    England are pinged for illegal scrummaging on half way. Biggar finds touch inside England's 22.

  • 32'

    Wales are back on the attack as they take play up to half way, but it comes to nothing as Biggar spills the ball.

  • 30'

    England are on the attack now as they take play up to half way.

  • 28'

    CONVERSION, ENGLAND, FARRELL. 16-6. Farrell ads the extras.

  • 27'

    TRY, ENGLAND, MAY. 14-6. England swing the ball wide from the line out. Youngs feeds to Jonny May on the left wing and he goes over for England's first try!!

  • 26'

    England win the penalty after Dan Lydiate is pinged for not releasing the ball on the ground. Farrell finds touch for England inside Wales 22.

  • 25'

    Wales have an attacking scrum inside England''s half. They swing the ball wide but they are met by a wall of white defenders.

  • 23'

    PENALTY, ENGLAND, FARRELL. 9-6. England win the penalty at the scrum after Wales are pinged for wheeling. Easy kick for Farrell in-front of the poles. His kick is good and England take the lead.

  • 21'

    No deliberate fowl play and England will have the put in to the scrum about 4 metres outside Wales 22.

  • 20'

    Wales are under pressure now in their 22 as England surge forward.

  • 20'

    The TMO will have a look for foul play as we have a quick break in play.

  • 19'

    England attack from deep inside their 22, but it comes to nothing as Wales make the turn-over.

  • 18'

    DROP-GOAL, ENGLAND, FARRELL. 6-6. England are on the attack inside Wales 22. They go through the phases and take play up to Wales try-line. Farrell falls back into the pocket and attempts the drop goal. It''s good!!

  • 16'

    PENALTY, WALES, BIGGAR. 3-6. Wales win the penalty after Dan Cole is pinged for an illegal infringement at the break down. Biggar lines up the kick on the angle from 40 metres out. His kick is good and Wales take the lead.

  • 14'

    Wales patiently go through the phases with their forwards. Biggar drops back in the pocket and attempts a drop-gaol, but he pushes it wide however.

  • 13'

    Wales gather the kick from the restart and now they are on the attack inside England's half!

  • 12'

    PENALTY, ENGLAND, FARRELL. 3-3. England win the penalty after Wales are pinged for illegal scrummaging. Farrell will have a shot at goal from about 45 metres out. His kick is good and the scores are level.

  • 10'

    Scott Baldwin's throw at the line out is skew. Scrum on half way for England.

  • 9'

    England set up the driving maul 5 metres from Wales try-line. They swing the ball wide but it comes to nothing as Wales win the penalty after England are pinged for not releasing the ball on the ground.

  • 7'

    England win the penalty at the scrum as Wales are pinged for illegal scrummaging. Farrell finds touch about 10 metres from Wales 22.

  • 6'

    Both teams are kicking away possession at the moment. Wales have an attacking scrum inside England's 22.

  • 4'

    England are on the attack inside Wales half. They swing the ball wide and take play up to Wales 22.

  • 2'

    PENALTY, WALES, BIGGAR. 0-3. Wales win a penalty after Courtney Lawes is pinged for not releasing the tackler on the ground. Biggar indicates that he will have a shot at goal from about 25 metres out. He converts and take Wales into the lead.

  • 1'

    Dan Biggar gets us underway. His kick is high and it's fielded by England. Ben Youngs gives a box kick and Wales win a penalty after England are pinged for not rolling away at the break down.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our coverage of this Rugby World Cup clash between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium in London. We'll return shortly with the team news!

  • 0'

    Sam Burgess replaces the injured Jonathan Joseph in midfield, with Brad Barritt shifting to outside centre to accommodate him. Burgess is one of three changes to the England team, with Owen Farrell also replacing George Ford at fly-half. The final change sees Billy Vunipola replace the injured Ben Morgan at number eight while on the bench James Haskell and Alex Goode will make their first appearances of the tournament.

  • 0'

    Wales head coach Warren Gatland has named both Sam Warburton and Dan Lydiate in his back row for today''s clash. Gethin Jenkins will line up alongside Scott Baldwin and Tomas Francis in the front row. Bradley Davies and Alun Wyn Jones pack down in the second row. Captain Sam Warburton packs down in an all British and Irish Lions back-row with Dan Lydiate and Taulupe Faletau. Gareth Davies and Dan Biggar are named at half-back with Jamie Roberts and Scott Williams partnering in the centre. The back three sees Liam Williams at full-back with George North and Hallam Amos on the wings.

  • 0'

    The teams are on the field for the anthems. Please stand!

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England Wales
  • 1 Tries 1
    • 26' Jonny May
    • 70' Gareth Davies
  • 1 Conversions 1
    • 28' Owen Farrell
    • 71' Dan Biggar
  • 5 Penalties 7
    • 11' Owen Farrell
    • 23' Owen Farrell
    • 43' Owen Farrell
    • 51' Owen Farrell
    • 68' Owen Farrell
    • 2' Dan Biggar
    • 15' Dan Biggar
    • 39' Dan Biggar
    • 47' Dan Biggar
    • 53' Dan Biggar
    • 58' Dan Biggar
    • 74' Dan Biggar
  • 1 Drop Goals 0
    • 17' Owen Farrell
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Joe Marler
  • Tom Youngs
  • Dan Cole
  • Geoff Parling
  • Courtney Lawes
  • Tom Wood
  • Chris Robshaw
  • Billy Vunipola
  • Ben Youngs
  • Owen Farrell
  • Jonny May
  • Sam Burgess
  • Brad Barritt
  • Anthony Watson
  • Mike Brown
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  • Gethin Jenkins
  • Scott Baldwin
  • Tomas Francis
  • Bradley Davies
  • Alun Wyn Jones
  • Dan Lydiate
  • Sam Warburton
  • Taulupe Faletau
  • Gareth Davies
  • Dan Biggar
  • Hallam Amos
  • Jamie Roberts
  • Scott Williams
  • George North
  • Liam Williams
Substitutions
Substitutions
  • Rob Webber
  • Mako Vunipola
  • Kieran Brookes
  • Joe Launchbury
  • James Haskell
  • Richard Wigglesworth
  • George Ford
  • Alex Goode
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  • Ken Owens
  • Aaron Jarvis
  • Samson Lee
  • Luke Charteris
  • Justin Tipuric
  • Lloyd Williams
  • Rhys Priestland
  • Alex Cuthbert

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