Six Nations | Wales win over England blows tournament wide open

Six Nations | Wales win over England blows tournament wide open

Wales have produced another stunning second half comeback to beat England in Cardiff.

Warren Gatland’s side trailed 10-3 at half-time, but a superb second half showing saw the home team claim a 21-13 victory, a result which blows the Six Nations wide open.

Cory Hil’s 68th minute try put Wales ahead for the first time, and Josh Adams’ subsequent try confirmed a dramatic victory for the hosts.

It was Wales who came flying out of the blocks in the first half, but Eddie Jones’ visitors weathered an early storm and grew into the game.

An Owen Farrell scrum penalty opened the scoring after 18 minutes, before Gareth Anscombe drew Wales level with a penalty of his own at the third time of asking in the 24th minute.

However, England scored the first try of the game just four minutes later.

Tom Curry dove over the line after an excellent run by Henry Slade to score his first England try, and Farrell duly converted to give England a 10-3 lead.

Anscombe kicked the first points of the second half via a penalty, and the Welsh kicker added three more after a late hit from Sinckler, reducing the deficit to a solitary point.

Farrell’s penalty gave England some breathing space, but the Grand Slam hopefuls were unable to repel the waves of red attacks.

Wales’ pressure paid off with 12 minutes remaining.

After 34 phases of play, Hill drove over the white line in the right corner after good work by George North to give Wales the lead for the first time in the match.

Dan Biggar converted to make it 13-10 to Gatland’s men at the Principality Stadium.

An excellent 78th minute try from Adams put the icing on the cake for Wales, with the 23-year-old catching Biggar’s delightful cross-field kick above Elliot Daly and eventually grounding the ball behind the try line.

Wales have now won a record 12 consecutive games, and face Scotland in Murrayfield next week, before hosting Ireland in Cardiff on the final day of the tournament.

The win in Cardiff keeps their Grand Slam hopes alive, but England’s are over.

Wales are the only country to win all three of their Six Nations clashes thus far, with England and Ireland both losing once.

All eyes will be on Cardiff on the final day, where the title will likely be decided.