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Summary

  1. Full-time: Wales 16-21 England
  2. Final-minute penalty from Man-of-the-Match George Ford seals match for England
  3. Tries from England's Watson and Joseph with one try for Wales from Webb
  4. Eight points from Halfpenny, Biggar drop-goal
  5. Ford, 3 penalties, 1 conversion

Live Reporting

By Bruce Pope and Owen Rawlings

All times stated are UK

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  1. The curtain falls

    Hope you enjoyed the game, if not necessarily the result, but thanks for joining us tonight.

    Goodnight and goodbye, nos da and hwyl fawr.

    Don't forget to tune in to Scrum V Six Nations Special on BBC One Wales on Sunday evening at 20:00 GMT to hear a full analysis of tonight's match.

  2. Post update

    Wales coach Warren Gatland

    England, with the strength in depth they've got, it's always going to be a tough, tight Test match. Give England credit, they played particularly well in the second half. I thought we played pretty well in the first half but we weren't able to score points in the second half and that sometimes happens at top level sport. Even if we'd won today I don't think you can read too much into it ahead of the World Cup in seven months.

    On the head injury to wing George North: The medical team definitely wouldn't have allowed him back on the field unless they were 100% confident that he was okay. He seems fine at the moment.

    wg
  3. Post update

    Wales captain Sam Warburton

    It's not the start we wanted. Four games to go and three of them are away.

    You can't win the Championship winning just three games, so we're going to have to win every game now.

    It did feel like England were on top for most of the second half, though we rode the sin-binning out okay.

    Warburton

    You have to give England credit, they played very well today.

  4. Post update

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

    The two wingers didn't play very well, there was no counter-attack.

    They knew England were going to come and kick a lot by their selection but we didn't see any counter-attack.

    Jonathan Davies

    The worrying thing is when Wales don't penetrate that gain-line there isn't another game plan.

  5. Post update

    Martyn Williams

    Former Wales captain on BBC One

    That was a young, inexperienced England side but the energy and enthusiasm was great.

  6. Post update

    England back-row James Haskell

    I honestly can't believe I ran into the post. I just hit it and bounced back, only I could do that!

  7. Post update

    England coach Stuart Lancaster

    I'm delighted to get the win. Jonathan Joseph was fantastic at centre.

    There is a lot of rugby to be played between now and the World Cup. We're just focusing on Italy next week.

    SL

    It's pretty nice to be standing here, listening to "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" in the Millennium Stadium.

  8. Post update

    Richard Williams

    BBC Wales Sport at the Millennium Stadium

    So there is no party in Cardiff as George Ford's interview plays out over the public address system to near silence in a rapidly emptying stadium. The Welsh fans are keeping their dragon and daffodil hats on - it's cold out there!

    Lap of honour

    England take a lap of honour to decent applause and a few whistles . . . and now a chorus of Swing Low.

  9. Post update

    England fly-half and Man of the Match George Ford

    Man-of-the-match George Ford
    Image caption: Man-of-the-match George Ford

    After kicking three penalties and one conversion...

    The performance there was outstanding. I just wanted to knock the penalties over there for the lads.

  10. Post update

    Phew, if the rest of the Six Nations is like that then we're in for a treat this winter.

    Chops to England for coming from behind to win it, and with all the injuries they had suffered coming into the tournament.

    Wales can often be slow starters in the Six Nations and must now regroup for a trip to Scotland on Sunday 15th February.

  11. Post update

    Garin Jenkins

    Former Wales hooker on BBC Radio Wales

    England had the mental three inches at the breakdown and at the set pieces.

    Wales didn't get some of their players into the game and that was all because of the English back row.

  12. Full-time

    Wales 16-21 England

    England win a last scrum as the clock ticks into 80 minutes and the whistle goes for full time.

    James Haskell is pleased
    Image caption: James Haskell is pleased!

    What a match.

  13. Post update

    It's a frantic finale as Wales try to run out of their 22 but England are up in numbers. Tension, tension, tension

  14. Penalty

    Wales 16-21 England

    Kick

    Ford has a chance from 45 metres to perhaps seal the match and Wales need a try now.

  15. Post update

    Wales well into double figures in phase play but eventually their luck runs out as England isolate the runner at the tackle and win a penalty.

  16. Post update

    Backs

    Wales stretching England with sweeping the ball along the backline. They're still in their own half though...

  17. Replacement

    Billy Twelvetrees on for Luther Burrell at inside centre for England.

  18. No try

    Wales 16-18 England

    Easter is pinged for crossing, taking out a would-be tackler, and Attwood's 'score' is chalked off.

    Penalty to Wales, who still have time to win it now.

  19. Try review

    Try?

    England lay siege and Attwood seems to have gone over - TMO time! Stadium holds its breath...

  20. Post update

    Great work by Faletau to pick up from the base of a creaking scrum and charge at Ford, but they again kick and Mike Brown returns with interest to pin Wales back into their 22.

  21. Replacement

    Halfpenny and Phillips are both on the end of huge hits that knock them back but Wales keep possession before kicking upfield.

    Cutherbert is out of the sin-bin, while Aaron Jarvis is on at prop for Samosn Lee for Wales.

    England make a change with lock George Kruis replaced by Nick Easter - normally a back-row.

  22. Replacements

    Richard Wigglesworth is on for Ben Youngs at scrum-half for England, while Mike Phillips takes over at 9 for Wales for Webb.

    There's also a change at lock for Wales with Luke Charteris replacing Jake Ball.

  23. Post update

    A nice dart by Halfpenny gives Wales one of the best field positions of the second half and it's England with all hands to the pump now.

    But Hibbard knocks on under a huge double hit and England get the scrum.

  24. Get involved #BBCScrumV

    England in control? Or are Wales saving themselves for a big finish to the game?

    Bryn tweets: "The English seem to have quietened the Welsh crowd, not an easy task

    Jack Holmes is concerned that England may have given their advantage away: "I wouldn't have made subs that early if it was me. Hoping it won't come to haunt us later!

    Sarah Bizzell hopes for a big final 15 minutes from Wales, on and off the pitch: "Hymns and arias are needed now peeps!

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  25. Post update

    Tom Youngs fluffs his lines at the lineout with the throw not straight and Biggar send the ball upfield for Wales with a massive kick.

    There's more than a few mistakes creeping in now as the intensity of the game and some understandable tiredness take hold.

  26. Post update

    Wales concede another penalty as the scrum collapses. Is it wrong to suggest that the retired Adam Jones would be a good bench option about now?

  27. Get involved #BBCScrumV

    This is beginning to get (even more) nervy!

    Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson tweets: "Closer game than I thought."

    Double Paralympian Pippa Britton adds: "Hope I still have nails at the end of it!"

    London 2012 Paralympic champion Josie Pearson writes: "This is too close. Come on Wales!!!"

    Anyone dare to make a prediction on this one? Tweet using #ScrumV or email us on scrumv@bbc.co.uk.

  28. Post update

    Martyn Williams

    Former Wales captain on BBC One

    The whole momentum of this game has changed.

    You're right, Martyn. "Swing low, sweet chariot" is echoing around the Millennium Stadium.

  29. Replacement

    Kieran Brookes replaces Dan Cole at prop for England.

  30. Penalty

    Wales 16-18 England

    kick

    Ford sends England into the lead for the first time.

  31. Sin-bin

    A huge England rolling maul is followed by a charge from Haskell who is hauled down just short.

    Yellow

    Cuthbert is sin-binned as Wales defended frantically.

  32. Replacement

    Paul James comes on for Gethin Jenkins at prop for Wales.

  33. Familiar accent

    Richard Williams

    BBC Wales Sport at the Millennium Stadium

    Mako Vunipola's arrival in the English front row increases the number of Gwent valleys accents on the pitch. He sounds like he could have played for the Pontypool front row in spite of the red rose on his shirt.

  34. Post update

    North becomes the filling in a Vunipola brother sandwich but Wales do well to clear out and recycle the ball.

  35. Get involved

    Loads of you getting in touch via email. We've got contributors from distant lands like Spain, Tobago, Florida, Las Vegas, Seattle, Toronto and deepest, darkest Bavaria. You're an exotic bunch aren't you!

    Andrew Baker asks: "So who had the better team talk at half-time?"

    Looks like Stuart Lancaster gave his England side a good one!

    Join the debate. Tweet using #ScrumV or email us on scrumv@bbc.co.uk.

  36. Replacement

    Changes

    England make their front-row changes as Mako Vunipola comes on for Joe Marler and Tom Youngs takes over from Dylan Hartley at hooker.

  37. Post update

    The clock is stopped for treatment to full-back Leigh Halfpenny. Worrying for Wales but their goal-kicker is soon back on his feet.

  38. Post update

    Jamie Roberts does what the Welsh fans have been waiting for and charges straight at Ford. Wales were expected to target that 10-12 channel and their Lions centre needs three men to stop him but has made good ground.

  39. Sing it back

    Richard Williams

    BBC Wales Sport at the Millennium Stadium

    England's fans have found their voices now after their team's outstanding start to the second half. Swing Low is ringing out across the stadium. This can't raise the roof, of course!

  40. Post update

    A banana-shaped lineout throw from Hartley gives Wales possession, there is a bit of stiff breeze tonight with the roof open.

  41. Post update

    Phil Bennett

    Former Wales fly-half on BBC Radio Wales

    On George Ford's penalty miss: That will be a big blow and will have knocked his confidence.

  42. Post update

    England's pack has certainly stepped up since the break and Wales are creaking a bit for the first time tonight as waves of white-shirted large units smash their way upfield.

  43. Post update

    North makes a thrilling run out of defence, beating two defenders to make 20 metres and relieve the pressure on Wales.

  44. Missed penalty

    Penalty

    Lydiate gets pinged at the breakdown for not being on his feet and Ford has the chance to put England into the lead for the first time, but he puts the kick wide.

  45. Post update

    Not the best throw that Hibbard has ever done form the line-out as Ball takes it somewhere in his midriff - it's not straight and England get a free-kick that Ford sends skywards.

  46. Converted try

    Wales 16-15 England

    Conversion

    Ford strokes over the conversion to make it a one-point game.

  47. Post update

    Garin Jenkins

    Former Wales hooker on BBC Radio Wales

    They've asked questions through scrum-half Ben Youngs around the fringes and our tacklers aren't stepping up.

    That period of play from England was fantastic and they got their just rewards.

  48. Try

    Wales 16-13 England

    Try

    Jonathan Joseph ducks through some weak tackling to go over. North and Webb should have done better there to stop the Bath man.

  49. Get involved #BBCScrumV

    Which way is this one going to go then?

    Former Welsh hurdler Colin Jackson tweets: "I am liking the score atm... But yes before anyone says it, it's only half time #WALvENG"

    Team Sky cyclist and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Geraint Thomas is enjoying the TV coverage over on BBC One Wales: "Say what you think Jiffy [pundit Jonathan Davies] #legend"

    Welsh weightlifter Gareth Evans is just enjoying the occasion: "In a pub in England, watching the rugby loving life!"

    Tweet using #ScrumV or email us on scrumv@bbc.co.uk.

  50. Post update

    England straight at Wales after the restart but Vunipola knocks on in the tackle to waste a great chance.

  51. Second half kick-off

    I've had my half-time orange, I expect some of you have had something stronger.

    We're off again with Ford taking the kick-off this time.

  52. Tense and hard to call

    Richard Williams

    BBC Wales Sport at the Millennium Stadium

    These countries have played each other 125 times with England winning 57 of them and Wales 56. It's hard to tell who is going to come out on top in this one.

    That Biggar drop goal put a spring in the step of the Welsh fans heading off for their half-time drinks.

    But England are posing enough questions to keep the nerves jangling.

  53. Get involved

    Lee Wells emails us: "Am on a train from Washington DC to New York. I got some looks from our American cousins when Wales opened their account. Happy to shout again!"

    Tony Seeley writes: "Sat in JFK following via the online updates - keep em coming! Come on England get into them."

    Where are the rest of you watching from? Where does the balance lie at half-time?

    Tweet using #ScrumV or email us on scrumv@bbc.co.uk.

  54. Post update

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

    It was a good start from Wales and it was a brave kick from Dan Biggar before half-time.

    Jonathan

    It's just been a really good game. The only worrying thing for Wales is the power of the English scrum.

  55. Post update

    Sir Clive Woodward

    Former England coach on BBC One

    If England can cut out the errors then they will be right back in this.

    Sir Clive

    But it was a good comeback from ten points down, I think England will be pretty pleased at half-time.

  56. Half-time

    Wales 16-8 England

    The whistle goes straight after Biggar's drop-goal that sends Wales into the dressing room two scores clear of England.

    stats

    The team leading at half-time has gone on to win 13 of the last 15 Six Nations Tests, with Wales' 2008 and 2012 Twickenham comebacks the only blemishes in this sequence.

  57. Drop-goal

    Wales 16-8 England

    Drop goal

    Wales manage one last attack and Dan Biggar drops back into the pocket to slot a drop-goal.

  58. George North returns, Liam Williams back on bench

    Back comes North to the field after a precautionary check for concussion.

    Great cheers from the Welsh fans. Liam Williams scoots off to the bench for later.

  59. Post update

    Nick Webb

    BBC Radio Wales commentator

    This is chaos, it's comedy central!

  60. Post update

    It's all gone a bit scrappy as half-time nears, the pattern of play has gone out of the game for now.

    It's Webb's turn to have a kick charged down and England end up with a scrum on Wales' 22, which they get penalised for wheeling.

  61. Post update

    Both sides jousting for position as they ball flies high into the night sky back and forth for a few passages of play.

    Honours more or less even on that one.

  62. Get involved #BBCScrumV

    What do you make of this then? A great start for Wales, but England are pushing them hard.

    Con Purchase tweets: "#WalesvEngland what a spectacle so far! Some hard hits, good hands and clever kicks! Lovely to watch"

    Ben Webster adds: "Too many errors here from England. Wales will punish us for these #6Nations #WALvENG"

    Get involved in the debate.

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  63. Missed penalty

    Wales 13-8 England

    Wales counter off a clearing kick and Chris Robshaw seems to be the man penalised for not rolling away at the tackle.

    Up steps Halfpenny and... he misses it! Wow, he is human.

  64. Penalty -Ford

    Wales 13-8 England

    Penalty

    After all that it's a penalty to England and Ford makes no mistake this time to narrow the gap.

  65. Post update

    Garin Jenkins

    Former Wales hooker on BBC Radio Wales

    Sad to see George North go off. Hopefully he'll be back soon.

  66. Post update

    30 mins

    George North is dazed after getting a kick to the face from England lock Dave Attwood, nothing malicious I think as North was diving for a loose ball.

    Blow for Wales as North goes off, but Liam Williams has been in great form for Scarlets this season and on he comes.

  67. Post update

    James Haskell and Billy Vunipola are combining well for England in the back-row, but the Wales defence is up to the task.

    Big men making big hits all over the field.

  68. Post update

    The stats have Wales making 47 tackles to England's 35 so far - stats like that suggest England have been in the ascendency but it's been Wales making the running for most of this match.

  69. Post update

    25 mins

    Ford is charged down again, although at least this time it was an attempted attacking kick.

    Wales kick long and when Brown attempts to return the favour the England 15 puts it out on the full. Bad mistake and it puts the visitors under more pressure.

  70. Post update

    Brian Moore

    Former England hooker on BBC One

    If England haven't learnt, they must do now. We must not give any more penalties away in our own half.

  71. Penalty

    Wales 13-5 England

    Leigh

    England cough up another penalty and although it's only just in their territory, Halfpenny makes it look effortless.

  72. Post update

    Mike Brown fields a high kick but George North is on him right away and the Wales wing almost picks the Harlequins full-back off his feet.

    Shades of Henson vs Tait there from 2005...

  73. Post update

    This is breathless stuff, with both sides looking to attack at every opportunity.

    A great charge-down by Biggar on opposite number Ford puts England under pressure again.

  74. Post update

    England will have gained a lot of confidence from their try after a stunning start from Wales and go back on the attack.

    Hartley gets himself isolated and Lydiate is straight in with the 'jackle', penalty to Wales and they clear upfield.

  75. Missed conversion

    Wales 10-5 England

    The Millennium Stadium can be a lonely place at times...
    Image caption: The Millennium Stadium can be a lonely place at times...

    George Ford has a tricky conversion from tight on the right touchline and hits the post.

  76. Post update

    Phil Bennett

    Former Wales and Lions captain on BBC Radio Wales

    England scrum-half Ben Youngs did very, very well with a grubber kick. I think that's a perfect try.

  77. Try - Watson

    15 mins - Wales 10-5 England

    Try?

    Anthony Watson goes in at the corner as Mike Brown chips through. Referee Jerome Garces goes to the TMO but the score is good.

  78. Post update

    Webb takes the tactical kicking responsibility for his half-back partner and clears well downfield.

    England take the line-out but Hartley's throw is not straight. It's a relatively untried lock combination, so that may explain the error.

  79. Post update

    Slight pause in play as Wales fly-half Biggar gets treatment for a bloody nose.

    There's a lot of claret there and the Osprey needs a bandage on his head as well. Rhys Priestland readies himself on the touchline just in case.

  80. Post update

    Martyn Williams

    Former Wales captain on BBC One

    Absolutely sensational from Taulupe Faletau, to dig that ball out one-handed when the scrum was going back at a rate of knots.

    Faletau definitely helped his front row out there.

  81. Post update

    England's backs get their hands on the ball for the first time in Welsh territory as they seek to gain a foothold in the match.

    Jonathan Joseph makes a good break but eventually Mike Brown is bounced into touch by Wales wing Alex Cuthbert.

  82. Converted try

    9 mins - Wales 10-0

    Taulupe Faletau picks up from a retreating scrum and offloads to scrum-half Rhys Webb who goes over, with Halfpenny converting.

  83. Try

    8 mins - Webb

    try
  84. Post update

    Richard Williams

    BBC Wales Sport at the Millennium Stadium

    It's a tense atmosphere rather than electric. As if the crowd are waiting for something to happen.

  85. Post update

    6 mins

    Scrum

    Good cross-kick by Dan Biggar finds Halfpenny in space on the right. The ball is hacked forward and England gather but knock on and Wales have a five-metre scrum.

  86. Post update

    5 mins

    England's pack flexes its muscles with a rolling maul but Wales disrupt the drive and turn the ball over, think that was Alun Wyn Jones in there somewhere doing the hard stuff.

  87. Post update

    4 mins

    Early test for Halfpenny as George Ford puts up the high ball but the Wales full-back gathers brilliantly.

  88. Penalty

    Wales 3-0 England

    Kick

    Leigh Halfpenny lines up a long kick from tight on the right touchline and through it goes.

  89. Early Wales pressure

    Good start for Wales as as they re-gather the kick-off and England are put under early pressure, coughing up a penalty in their own half.

  90. Kick-off

    And we're off, just a little while after the scheduled 20:05 GMT start time, as Wales fly-half Dan Biggar sends the ball into opposition territory from the kick-off.

  91. Anthems

    The anthems begin with God Save the Queen, heartily sung.

    Anthems

    Followed by Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau echoing around the Millennium Stadium.

  92. The teams are out

    Chris Robshaw leads England onto the Millennium Stadium pitch, past the Band of the Welsh Guards.

    Flames

    Closely, but not too closely, comes Wales skipper Sam Warburton and his red-shirted band. Fiftieth Wales appearance for the Lions and Cardiff Blues flanker tonight, will he cap that with a win?

  93. Post update

    Richard Williams

    BBC Wales Sport at the Millennium Stadium

    It's exhausting and the players are not even on the pitch yet. And in the middle of the light show the choir stand steady, waiting for their moment.

  94. Not long now

    Just five minutes until kick-off, can you feel the tingles down your spine?

    Let's get ready to rumble...

  95. Post update

    It's show time!

    The Millennium Stadium is ready for the start of the 2015 Six Nations
    Image caption: The Millennium Stadium is ready for the start of the 2015 Six Nations
  96. Bok to the future

    Our TV colleagues have just treated us to a quick recap of Wales' win over South Africa at the end of November, only the second time the men in red have beaten the Springboks.

    Pundit Brian Moore, the former England hooker is particularly impressed in the performance of 22-year-old Wales tight-head Samson Lee in that game - on that evidence England could have quite a job on their hands in the scrum tonight.

  97. Get involved #BBCScrumV

    The rugby is proving popular with the football strikers tonight! It seems the Six Nations captivates everybody, especially when it is Wales against England.

    Swansea's Bafetimbi Gomis tweets: "As Wales is my adopted country, I'd like to wish the Welsh rugby team good luck for tonight's match."

    Former Wales forward John Hartson writes: "Fancy Wales by 15 points tonight.."

    While Wales Women's striker Natasha Harding is just pleased to be able to savour the Millennium Stadium atmosphere: "I'm lucky enough to have tickets tonight to see Wales vs England & witness the atmosphere live..."

    We're all ready for kick off here. Are you set?

    Tweet using #ScrumV or email us on scrumv@bbc.co.uk.

  98. Post update

    Richard Williams

    BBC Wales Sport at the Millennium Stadium

    The unveiling of the flags on the pitch is always a dramatic moment. And those are big flags and then the lights go down.

    The flags are out

    Lights, cameras' action!!!!

    It's not traditional, but it's a show.

  99. Post update

    Stuart Lancaster

    England coach

    We've got to get our kicking game right and make sure we manage the game well. The set piece has to be good.

    Wales are a very strong attacking side so our defence has to be good.

    Stuart Lancaster

    We'll get opportunities, we know that. We've got an exciting backline and we're looking forward to seeing them go.

  100. Post update

    Richard Williams

    BBC Wales Sport at the Millennium Stadium

    Sosban Fach gets the Wales fans going. Funny how a song about a cat scratching a child and a soldier's shirt tail hanging out has such a galvanising effect on a Welsh rugby crowd.

  101. Get involved #BBCScrumV

    Wales and Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey reckons he knows who's going to win: "Got to be #WALES @bbcrugby ...good luck boys!"

    Former Wales flanker Jonathan Thomas is optimistic of a home win too: "There's been some build up to this game tonight. 2 brutal defences, it could get messy! 18-12 Wales win for me! Can't wait! #WALvENG"

    But Olympic silver medallist Jamie Baulch is not so sure: "This is where the magic happen…Who is going to win?! Let the battle commence!!!"

    What are your score predictions? Where are the key battles?

    Get involved by using #ScrumV or email us on scrumv@bbc.co.uk.

  102. Friend or foe?

    Six years ago Wales wing Alex Cuthbert and England rival Jonny May were team-mates at Hartpury College as a scratch centre combination.

    Now they line up against each, having also clashed at Twickenham last season, in one of the most famous matches in world rugby.

    One man who can be very proud is Allan Lewis, the current Wales Under-20 coach co-ordinator, who put the pair together during his time as director of rugby at Hartpury.

  103. Post update

    Warren Gatland

    Wales coach

    It's a massive game for both teams. You win this one you get off to a good start for the Championship and you get a chance of winning the Six Nations.

    Wales against England is always a big game and I spoke to the players before coming here about having the opportunity to make friends and family proud, but also having the opportunity to make a nation pretty happy as well.

    Warren Gatland

    In the past we've always fancied ourselves as the underdogs but you've got to live up to that expectation of being favourites, but England are coming down here to do a job on us as well. It's a huge game and I'm really looking forward to it.

  104. Post update

    Richard Williams

    BBC Wales Sport at the Millennium Stadium

    England get a traditional Millennium Stadium welcome as they run across the pitch for their warm-up. Boos, jeers and some friendly cheers. Nothing to scare a professional sportsman, however,

    The home team get the night's first refrain of Wales . . .Wales.

  105. Are you experienced?

    Wales hold a significant experience edge over England tonight in international rugby terms.

    Total caps in the Wales starting XV stand at 648, with England on 358 - 290 caps fewer - for the Millennium Stadium clash.

    Nowhere is this more apparent than in the second row, where Wales have 72 more Test appearances and at centre - a landslide 107-13 in Wales' favour.

    Caps
  106. Post update

    Richard Williams

    BBC Wales Sport at the Millennium Stadium

    Men of Harlech blasting out as the kickers of both sides go through their paces on the pitch. Will it be a night to test cold fingers with an up-and-under or two?

  107. Putting the boot into the opposition

    Tonight's two opponents were ranked first and second for goal-kicking accuracy in Tests last year, with Wales successfully slotting 84% of their kicks at goal and England 82%.

    Full-back Leigh Halfpenny is mostly responsible for those stats for Wales, but England's success was largely down to the boot of Owen Farrell - ruled out of the 2015 Championship with injury and so George Ford will shoulder the kicking responsibility at fly-half.

    2014 Tests
  108. Cardiff - not a happy England hunting ground

    Wales have won five of the last six games against England at the Millennium Stadium, but there's some hope for Stuart Lancaster's side as their hosts have lost three of the last four opening round Tests they have played on home soil.

    The all-time head to head between the two nations has England edging it by one victory. Will Wales square the series tonight?

    Head to head
  109. Pie, pie, pie Delilah!

    Apparently there will be 4,000 pies and pasties scoffed in the Millennium Stadium tonight and 9,000 hotdogs, all washed down with 60,000 pints.

    Frankly that doesn't seem a lot for 74,000 fans, maybe they're too nervous to nibble during the game, so I guess it's everyone over to Cardiff's famous Caroline Street post-match to line the stomach!

  110. Try, try and try again

    George North

    Wales wing George North is the top try scorer in the European Champions Cup this season, with seven tries for Northampton, while scrum-half Rhys Webb leads the way in the Pro12 with seven for Ospreys.

    At the other end of the scale is prop Paul James, who if he comes off the bench this evening and fails to score will set a Wales record for most games played without scoring a try (he's currently level with Duncan Jones on 57).

  111. The teams

    Just a quick reminder of the Wales and England starting line-ups for tonight's Six Nations opener:

    teams
  112. Get involved #BBCScrumV

    The eyes of the world are on the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. These two teams have the attention of the sporting glitterati.

    London 2012 Paralympic gold medallist Aled Sion Davies tweets: "Big day in any Welsh person's calendar. You have to love #SixNations #Wales"

    Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth gold medallist Geraint Thomas writes: "Really hope Dubai TV has the Wales England game. This is a big one!!"

    Fingers crossed Geraint, you don't want to miss this!

    And triathlon world champion Non Stanford adds: "You can take the girl out of Wales...Excited for the first & most important match of the #SixNations"

    But what do you think? Who is going to win and what will the score be?

    Join the debate and let us know where you're watching the game from.

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  113. Ruthless Wales, roofless England

    The Millennium Stadium's roof was closed in that game when Wales ran amok two years ago, as England crumbled in the intense atmosphere to lose 30-3.

    Both teams must agree for it to be closed and while Wales boss Warren Gatland would have liked to be undercover, England coach Stuart Lancaster has opted for the open sky tonight.

    Still, as Max Boyce sings: "They say it's got a sliding roof that they can move away, they slide it back when Wales attack so God can watch us play!"

    Millennium Stadium
  114. Chilly Cardiff

    Richard Williams

    BBC Wales Sport at the Millennium Stadium

    Don't know about a thriller, but it's going to be a chiller for the fans. The roof is open to the stars and the bitter February wind.

    Cardiff weather

    Just to warm them up, the big screens are showing highlights of the match from two years ago. 30-3 seems an unlikely outcome tonight.

  115. Welcome to the 2015 Six Nations

    Hello, good evening and Noswaith dda from Cardiff for the opening match of the 2015 Championship.

    We've got a thriller of a match ahead of us as Wales host England at the Millennium Stadium and we'll be with you through the evening with this live text, while you can also follow the game on BBC radio and television using the 'live' tab above.

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