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Summary

  1. Pool A result: England 25-28 Wales
  2. G Davies try, Biggar 7 pens & 1 con for Wales
  3. May try, Farrell 5 pens, 1 DG, 1 con for England
  4. Wales lose Scott and Liam Williams, and Amos to injury

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By Aimee Lewis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Hwyl

    England 25-28 Wales

    And that is that. It was a game which had it all, the hyperbolic build-up, a nervy beginning, one team in the ascendancy, dramatic injuries, a rousing comeback and a grandstand finish. 

    Our chief sports reporter Tom Fordyce was at Twickenham and he describes Wales' victory as a "sensational win in an astonishing World Cup contest". You can read more of Tom's report by clicking here.   

    Thanks, as always, for joining us. There will be more of the same on Sunday, with Australia starting proceedings against Uruguay. I shall leave you with this picture of Prince Harry and Prince William, which sums up the feelings of both camps this evening. 

    Prince Harry (left) with Prince Williams
  2. Wales beat England

    England 25-28 Wales

  3. 'We wanted it more'

    England 25-28 Wales

    Quote Message: I don't think I've shown quite as much emotion in 80 minutes as I have today. Today was about courage. There is nobody who knows how hard these players have worked as much as I do. This game was about this team wanting it badly enough and if you want that it can happen for you. As a coach, the way they stuck at the task, I can't ask for any more. We wanted it more in the end. from Warren Gatland Wales coach
    Warren GatlandWales coach
  4. Halfpenny praises team

    England 25-28 Wales

    Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny can tweet but will others be joining him on the sidelines? 

  5. Greatest Wales victory?

    England 25-28 Wales

    Former Wales flanker Martyn Williams was part of memorable Wales victories - that rousing comeback in Paris on their way to the 2005 Grand Slam - but this victory at Twickenham tops the lot apparently. 

  6. 'A massive gamble'

    England 25-28 Wales

    Paul Grayson

    Former England fly-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: They can't feel sorry for themselves for too long. As sportsmen you dissect everything with honesty. The winning or losing of the game was not that final decision to kick into touch. It was a massive gamble but the game had gone away from England before then because of positive play from Wales, who picked a weakness out wide.
  7. Biggar the record breaker

    England 25-28 Wales

    Take a bow, Mr Biggar. Many in Wales feared for their team with injury to their usual sharp-shooting marksman Leigh Halfpenny, but Dan Biggar proved to be rock solid from the tee under the most intense pressure. 

    The Ospreys outside-half scored 23 points in this game, the most by any Wales player in a Rugby World Cup match, overtaking Neil Jenkins’ 22 points against Japan in 1995.

    Dan Biggar
  8. Wales overcome a big hurdle

    England 25-28 Wales

  9. 'We have to read the ref better'

    England 25-28 Wales

    Quote Message: We have to read the ref better. Even if you don't feel you are doing anything wrong, you need to understand the ref. When we are indisciplined at the ruck it gives the chance to score three. I can't put into words how we are feeling. I can't believe we have lost it. It was not a gimme [a potential kick for goal in the 78th minute]. It was five metres from the touchline. We thought we might get a play that would sneak us over but it didn't work. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. from Geoff Parling England lock
    Geoff ParlingEngland lock
  10. Roberts smiling

    England 25-28 Wales

    Sometimes there's no need for words...

    Jamie Roberts
  11. A toast from Jones

    England 25-28 Wales

    Former Wales skipper raises a glass to his former team-mates. Not sure about the jacket, though, Ryan but you have won Grand Slams so we'll leave it there...

  12. Ready to answer your country's call?

    England 25-28 Wales

  13. Wales beat England

    England 25-28 Wales

  14. Wales beat England

    England 25-28 Wales

  15. 'England were in control'

    Paul Grayson

    Former England fly-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: England have only got themselves to blame. They had that game under control. Their destiny was in their hands but they gave away cheap points and handed the initiative back to Wales. England created the scenario where a try would win it for Wales.
  16. Wales top Pool A

    England 25-28 Wales

    Pool A table

    Wales currently Kings of Pool A, top of the heap, number one, after two victories from their opening two matches. England second, in the final qualifying spot, but Australia have played one game fewer than their rivals. 

    The Wallabies take on Uruguay on Sunday and you'd expect a bonus-point victory and plenty of tries for the green and golds. 

  17. Warburton praises Welsh resilience

    England 25-28 Wales

    Quote Message: People from outside might not think we have a strong squad but we have such resilience. Everyone trains hard but we have been to some dark places in the summer and we didn't want that to go to waste. We have a difficult turnaround now. We will enjoy this for 24 hours but after that it is heads on. from Sam Warburton Wales captain
    Sam WarburtonWales captain
  18. Take That, England?

    England 25-28 Wales

    Gary Barlow? Are those England's most famous quartet, Adam? What about Basil Brush? Anyway, Take That Barlow and co, says former Wales and Lions tight-head Adam Jones. 

  19. The injury list lengthens...

    England 25-28 Wales

    A monumental win for Wales, but at what cost?

    With five key players already out of the World Cup, Warren Gatland will be sweating on the well-being of tonight's injured trio...

    Wales' growing injury list
  20. Wales changed tactics

    England 25-28 Wales

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: I thought Wales changed the way they played second half. They didn't want to kick the ball off the field and get involved in line-outs. They got on the front foot. If England had understood the referee a bit better, they could have been 12 points out of sight.
  21. Wales beat England

    England 25-28 Wales

    At half-time a Welsh victory would have been a thing of fiction, but it's now England's hopes of qualification which are in a pulp...

  22. BBC Radio 5 live debate

    England 25-28 Wales

    For expert analysis of that classic match, Matt Dawson has joined forces with former England outside-half Paul Grayson and ex-Wales scrum-half Rob Jones on BBC Radio 5 live. 

    One of the trio is in jovial mood. You can join the debate by calling 0500 909693. 

    BBC Radio 5 live
  23. 'Indiscipline cost us'

    England 25-28 Wales

    Quote Message: Wales stayed in the game. They played well for periods but stayed in it through our indiscipline. Biggar is a class kicker and then they get the try and we're chasing the game. Now is not the time to talk about it with the players but we will reinforce the indiscipline with the players on Monday. In hindsight it [not kicking for goal in the 78th minute] was wrong. Players have to make decision on the field. It was a huge moment but the game should have been done and dusted. You can't get a message on so it is irrelevant what I think. Games aren't won and lost on one decision. We played well for long periods so to come away with a loss is a gutting. It is still all to play for but this has made it hard work. from Stuart Lancaster England head coach
    Stuart LancasterEngland head coach
  24. England 25-28 Wales

    England edged the possession and territory stats, with Wales only spending about five minutes of the entire match inside the hosts' 22 - but what a clinical five minutes that was. 

    Action areas
  25. Wales beat England

    England 25-28 Wales

    If you missed it - here's how points were added to the scorebaord. 

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  26. Wales beat England

    England 25-28 Wales

    Sometimes there's no need for words...

  27. England surrendered big lead

    England 25-28 Wales

    England lost after leading by seven points at half-time. The last time they surrendered as big a half-time lead against any side was in February 2008 when Wales came from 10 points down after 40 minutes to win 26-19. That was at Twickenham, a comeback led by Mike Phillips and Lee Byrne. 

  28. England 25-28 Wales

    There were 14 kicks attempted from the tee this evening, each one of them successful. Twenty-three points from Dan Biggar's boot, keeping his team in the game. 

    What odds on Owen Farrell or George Ford making it 15 from 15 if Chris Robshaw's decision at the very end had been a different one?

    From the tee
  29. Wales beat England

    England 25-28 Wales

    Taulupe Faletau and Sam Warburton led Wales' second-half charge with Faletau ubiquitous in defence and attack. The number eight won two turnovers, and Dan Lydiate - with a match-high 13 tackles before he was substituted - should also be mentioned. Wales' back-row trinity to the fore. 

  30. Post update

    Dan Biggar and Lloyd Williams
  31. Wales beat England

    England 25-28 Wales

    England were the better team in the first half. Wales were under the cosh for a period in the second half with injuries to Scott Williams and Liam Williams - but Stuart Lancaster's men weren't ruthless enough to kill off their wounded prey. 

    But looking ahead to Fiji next Friday night, what sort of team will Warren Gatland be able to select? Full-back is a problem position as is outside centre. 

  32. Post update

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: It is a combination of individual skills and individual decision-making on the pitch. That has let England down. Going for the corner instead of goal. At the minimum, after a bad day at the office, you come away with a result. It was mystifying, as was the indiscipline. Kicking the ball away was mystifying. You have to change your tactics. Wales had weakness and used it to their advantage. It motivated them. I'll never forget this game because very rarely do you see such spirit in adversity away from home. This is a massive, if not their biggest ever, win.
    Wales team celebrate
  33. Post update

    Captain Chris Robshaw
  34. Wales beat England

    England 25-28 Wales

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  35. England 25-28 Wales

    Gareth Charles

    BBC Wales rugby commentator on BBC Radio Wales

    "They called it the group of death, and it went to the death, and Wales are the ones who came out alive and kicking."

  36. Wales beat England

    England 25-28 Wales

    What of that decision to kick to touch instead of aiming at the posts? A draw doesn't seem so bad now. England's midfield seemed to lack ballast once Sam Burgess was taken off... and with George North in the centre giving Wales impetus it was in the closing stages that they perhaps needed him the most. 

  37. Post update

    Dan Biggar of Wales celebrates
  38. Wales beat England

    England 25-28 Wales

    Somehow Wales pulled the magic tricks of all magic tricks out of the bag in that second half. They looked down and out, men were wounded, but they gambled, climbed out of hell one inch at a time and secured a memorable victory. 

  39. England 25-28 Wales

    Across the 80 minutes, England made more metres (431-369), made more carries (107-99), made more clean breaks (6-4) and made more offloads (9-6).

    But Wales scored more points.

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  42. Post update

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: I am absolutely delighted. For 50 minutes, Wales weren't in the game and their set-piece wasn't functioning. Then we had the injuries. But they found the energy and that bit of belief and confidence. The momentum came and that was a remarkable finish.
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  44. Full-time

    England 25-28 Wales

    A big shove from the English pack but Wales retain possession... A kick out of play and Wales have beaten England. At Twickenham. At the World Cup!   

  45. England 25-28 Wales

    "Wales! Wales!" cry Wales' fans in the distance... 

  46. England 25-28 Wales

    Where's the ball? With Wales. England have knocked forward. Warren Gatland's men simply need to keep possession and victory will be theirs. They have put-in at the scrum. 

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    Gareth Davies
  48. Post update

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: Great defensive effort by Wales. Was that the wrong decision by England?
  49. England 25-28 Wales

    England run into a Welsh brick wall. Magnificent defending of the drive from the line-out and white bodies are ejected into touch. Wales with the line-out. Final two minutes. Fingernails frayed. 

  50. England 25-28 Wales

    Bold and brave. George Ford kicks to touch! They're going for the try! 

  51. England 25-28 Wales

    England's forwards have the ball, but they add width... Owen Farrell to Anthony Watson... England recycling... Wales' defence holding firm.. into the Welsh 22.. England have a penalty near the touchline. Sam Warburton's hands on his head. The skipper transgressing on the floor. 

  52. Post update

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: It is about keeping the ball England.
  53. England 25-28 Wales

    Momentum with Wales, but Alex Cuthbert fails to release the ball at the breakdown, which gives Owen Farrell an opportunity to boot his team into opposition territory. Pendulum about to swing England's way? Five minutes to go. 

  54. Post update

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: Absolutely fantastic. Dan Biggar has been brilliant throughout. To absorb so much pressure and then to come back and take the lead. Superb.
    Dan Biggar
  55. Penalty - Biggar

    England 25-28 Wales

    Dan Biggar on the halfway line, he has the distance - and he's accurate! 

  56. England 25-25 Wales

    Oh my giddy aunt. This is fantasy stuff for Wales. Mike Brown penalised in the tackle. Dan Biggar with a chance to boot his side into the lead. 

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  58. Post update

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: It was a brilliant attack from Wales. A brilliant kick off the left boot from Lloyd Williams. He was nowhere near offside.
  59. Try - Davies

    England 25- 25 Wales

    Lloyd Wililams with a kick down the wing which curls into England's 22... England's defence in disarray... Anthony Watson isolated...  Wales scrum-half Gareth Davies, the prime poacher, gathers the ball and touches down under the posts. Dan Biggar converts. 

  60. Try review

    England 25-18

    Jamie Roberts over the gainline.. Justin Tipuric on, replacing Dan Lydiate... Warren Gatland gambling like a high roller at a casino, mainly because he has no choice. Wales attempting to add width... they go down the wing... Stand by! 

  61. Post update

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: What were Wales thinking there? They had so much disruption and just had to hold it. Sam Warburton has pulled his players in and told them to show their metal if they have any chance of winning this. There is still time and it is only seven points. England will ring the changes.
  62. Penalty - Farrell

    England 25-18 Wales

    George Ford standing on sidelines, waiting to replace Owen Farrell but first the outside-half must kick at goal. The outside-half rattles off another penalty. 

    Oh, but it's Sam Burgess Ford replaces, not Farrell. 

  63. England 22-18 Wales

    The opposition wounded and England must inflict the mortal blow. The men in white have put-in at the scrum... sturdy... England patient as they look for an opportunity to go over the gainline. 

    Brad Barritt
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  66. Post update

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: Wales have to look beyond this game as well now. The injury situation is desperate.
  67. Post update

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  68. England 22- 18 Wales

    Wales' injury list lengthens. 

    Hallam Amos injured his arm in a hand-off with Owen Farrell... Liam Williams departing on a stretcher... A forward will have to move to the Welsh backline. Incredible, 

    Rhys Priestland and Lloyd Williams come on. 

  69. Post update

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: That was some fantastic work from England. Tom Youngs with perhaps just one pass too many.
  70. England 22-18 Wales

    Jonny May, Richard Wigglesworth and Chris Robshaw combine to take England into the enemy's 22... The ball bobbling from one side to the other... it's loose and messy... breathless and frantic... Hallam Amos thinks he has a chance to sprint from his own 22, but the referee Jerome Garce blows his whistle to end a see-saw sequence. 

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  72. England 22-18 Wales

    This game continues to to and fro and fro and to. England edge the possession stats once more, but not much of the play has come inside either team's 22. Stuart Lancaster's men have conceded 11 penalties to Wales' eight and that's how Wales have dragged themselves back to contention. 

    Action areas
  73. England 22-18 Wales

    Dan Bigger with a pressure-relieving kick to touch which takes his team to halfway. The play a little loose from the line-out, but Taulupe Faletau drives forwards, Wales on the front foot... Liam Williams going through the gears, but Owen Farrell defending brilliantly, getting man and ball. Oof. 

  74. England 22-18 Wales

    The stretcher is brought on and Scott Williams looks to have played his last minute in this match. Wales have already lost Jonathan Davies and Cory Allen to injury. Alex Cuthbert is his replacement, which suggests George North will move to outside centre. 

  75. Post update

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: It looks bad for Williams. We've seen injuries already. Wales have been unlucky with injuries to key players. Immediately, the medics are on and have looked to the touchline for the stretcher.
  76. England 22-18 Wales

    England have now made more tackles than Wales (75 to 68) in this match, but flanker Dan Lydiate is topping the individual tackling charts.

    Dan Lydiate
  77. Post update

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: I think Watson lost his patience. That kick through when you are all going for it... you need to leave the sliding defender alone and let him get to his feet.
  78. England 22-18 Wales

    Wales' line-out functioning... Dan Biggar with a looped pass to George North... the winger gains territory... Wales switch play, but they lose possession - and Anthony Watson kicks ahead and it's a 60m race between the winger and Hallam Amos!! 

    Amos covers, and when Gareth Davies clears he is tackled in the air by Owen Farrell - penalty Wales, and a big let-off.  

    Earlier in the move, Brad Barritt with what might be a late tackle on Scott Williams. It doesn't look good for the Scarlet. That could be another centre out for Wales, although it doesn't look like Barritt made much contact. 

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  80. England 22-18 Wales

    Richard Wigglesworth on for Ben Youngs, by the way, and the scrum-half's left foot gets his team out of their own 22. Another change in England's pack, Mako Vunipola on for Joe Marler at loose-head. 

    Wales were on life support, but they've found some life and we're at a critical stage. Wales with a line-out a fraction outside England's 22. 

  81. England 22-18 Wales

  82. Post update

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: We haven't seen much of George North over the last 18 months but you take your eyes off him for a minute and he can step up. What a difference a big charge from your talisman can make. Wales are right in this game.
    George North
  83. England 22-18 Wales

    Wales fight their way back into the light... George North making inroads down the wing, escaping two players... Wales spin it to the other side... Hallam Amos with a cute grubber into touch... Both sets of fans roused. England with a line-out in the shadow of their tryline. 

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  85. England 22-18 Wales

    These games are so often won with the boot - but that pressure is clearly not weighing on the minds of the two fly-halves tonight.

    Both Owen Farrell (the white dots) and Dan Biggar (the black dots) have been 100% from the tee thus far.

    From the tee
  86. Post update

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: Biggar has kicked exceptionally well. You see this every week with the Ospreys and now he is bringing it to the international scene.
  87. Penalty - Biggar

    England 22-18 Wales

    Billy Vunipola off his feet at the breakdown, which gifts Dan Biggar a chance at goal, it's his most difficult of the evening, but it curls in. Masterful. 

    Dan Biggar
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  90. England 22-15 Wales

    Brilliant work by the Wales forwards, replacement prop Samson Lee the master of the dark arts, earning the put-in at the scrum by holding up an English driving maul. A corner of Twickenham has turned into the Millennium Stadium. A perfect platform in the scrum. Scarlet Lee making a difference at tight-head. 

  91. England 22-15 Wales

  92. England 22-15 Wales

    Stuart Lancaster's men in the lead and in control, but Stuart Lancaster has the look of a man who's been told there'll be no vol-au-vents at the post-match buffet. This is a high-octane encounter. Both teams trying to gain territory with the boot but they need to be a bit more accurate. 

    Stuart Lancaster
  93. Post update

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: I think this is made for Justin Tipuric. Get him on the field and get some turn-overs.
  94. Penalty - Biggar

    England 22-15 Wales

    Chris Robshaw slow at the breakdown. Wales with another opportunity to nibble at England's lead. Swing Low reverberating around the stadium as Dan Biggar prepares to shoot, but it doesn't put the outside-half off. Five out of five for the Osprey. 

  95. England 22-12 Wales

  96. England 22-12 Wales

    Billy Vunipola, often England's wrecking ball, has been a man on a mission in attack tonight.

    Wales have often kicked from hand straight to the big number eight - which so far has played right into his hands.

    Billy Vunipola
  97. Penalty - Farrell

    England 22-12 Wales

    A brilliant take from the high ball from Mike Brown, which allows England to run back at Wales with interest. England with another penalty, Owen Farrell continuing his blemish-free record. 

    Owen Farrell
  98. Post update

    Paul Grayson

    Former England fly-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: Wales are staying away from the set-piece. They have had the chance to kick out twice but have kept the ball in play. That is their tactical switch at the break.
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    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: That was a really big statement from Sam Burgess. George North had nowhere to run and looked up, saw Burgess and thought he could run over him. "No you're not, pal," came the reply.
  101. England 19-12 Wales

    Wales steal possession in the ruck... Liam Williams light-footed spins it to George North... the big winger, though, forcibly ejected into touch by Sam Burgess. The rugby league convert rising to the occasion. 

  102. Post update

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: England's discipline has been poor on the breakdown. They have been fantastic everywhere else. It is just keeping Wales in the game.
    Joe Marler
  103. Penalty - Biggar

    England 19-12 Wales

    Dan Biggar finds his zen and adds three points with his usual aplomb. 

  104. England 19-9 Wales

    Another indication of how tight this match has been - it's 52-52 for tackles made, 9-9 for tackles missed and 4-3 in Wales' advantage for turnovers won.

    Not much in it, then, apart from on the scoreboard. Although that might be about to change...

  105. England 19-9 Wales

    Gareth Davies with a canny quick free-kick... the men in red trying to get their backline rolling... Liam Williams extends his stride... the Welshmen recycling.. Tom Wood not rolling away in the tackle. Dan Biggar grabs the ball. This is his stage. 

  106. England 19-9 Wales

    Ben Youngs zig-zags from his own 22... decibels rise inside Twickenham... the scrum-half finds Anthony Watson... A poor kick from Sam Burgess gives Wales some respite, though, before another wave of white-shirted attack forms. 

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  108. Post update

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: It is a tough machine to stop at the moment, this England side. They are very pragmatic in their approach, not making many errors.
    Owen Farrell
  109. Penalty - Farrell

    England 19-9 Wales

    England's faithful spark a rousing chorus of Swing Low while Owen Farrell goes through his routine. He shouldn't miss. He doesn't. England on the up. 

  110. England 16-9 Wales

    England's forwards setting up a sturdy foundation for the backline... Ben Youngs bossing his forwards before releasing Owen Farrell for an up-and-under, but the referee has piped up for an earlier transgression and Farrell will have an opportunity to extend the home side's lead. 

  111. Kick-off

    England 16-9 Wales

    We're off again and there's one shuffle to the England pack, Joe Launchbury coming on for Courtney Laws who seems to have a knee injury. 

  112. England 16-9 Wales

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  113. Half-time

    England 16-9 England

    Prince Harry and Prince William (right)

    "Which shirt are you wearing?" 

    "England. No, Wales. No, England. No, Wales. Definitely Wales."

    "Have you learnt the anthem?"

    "Err..."

  114. Half-time

    England 16-9 Wales

    Martyn Williams

    Former Wales captain on BBC Radio Wales

    "When it did open up, Wales looked to be the far the more dangerous side, but a big concern for Wales is Ben Youngs... I'm exhausted just watching it, brilliant first half."

  115. England 16-9 Wales

    So how have England's latest new-look centre partnership gone so far?

    Brad Barritt is certainly living up to his reputation as a mean defender - he's made fewer carries than any other player in England's backline, and made no metres whatsoever, but is at least topping the tackling charts.

    Scott Williams (48m) has made the most metres out of anyone, thanks to that barnstorming late run. 

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  117. Half-time

    England 16-9 Wales

    Mike Brown
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  119. England 16-9 Wales

    Wales have slowly clawed their way back into the contest, with the possession stats now all square.

    Their back three are also all now into double figures for metres gained, having not seen a huge amount of the ball during the first quarter. It's all set up nicely for a smash hit second half. 

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  120. Post update

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: There is room for brains and not just the brawn. Whoever uses the top two inches to their advantage in this second half will end up on top.
  121. Post update

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: I can see Ken Owens being given a chance in the next 40. If Wales can shore up the scrum, psychologically it will give the side a better mood. England look full of confidence. They are high of tempo and pace and they deservedly lead. But it is still only one score.
  122. Half-time

    England 16-9 Wales

    At 35 minutes Wales were staring into a black hole but that Scott Williams dash  - and the Dan Biggar penalty which followed - has given the 20,000 travelling Welshmen at Twickenham hope. 

  123. Penalty - Biggar

    England 16-9 Wales

    A chance for Dan Biggar to reduce the arrears, English hands in the ruck. The outside-half is in front of the posts, he should be able to kick it blindfolded. He tests the direction of the wind - and then bisects the posts. 

    Dan Biggar
  124. Post update

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: We haven't seen a lot of Scott Williams in this half but he is a wonderful rugby player. And that just showcases his ability.
  125. England 16-6 Wales

    A shuffle of the hips, a beguiling change of pace and Scott Williams punches holes in the England midfield... Sam Burgess beaten... Mike Brown brings him down. The best move of the night for the visitors and it came from a successful line-out and a mis-pass from Dan Biggar. 

  126. Post update

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: Ben Youngs has been a superstar in this first-half. He has been the general going forward in attack and marshalling the defence. Wales cannot find any gaps around the fringes.
    Ben Youngs
  127. England 16-6 Wales

    Fabulous! Liam Williams chases his own up-and-under and despite the attention of Owen Farrell comes away with the ball. England counter-rucking with aggression, Wales retaining possession... 

    A first sight of George North on the wing... eight phases, nine phases... a chip ahead and Mike Brown is alert to the danger. He fumbles, but the ball bobbles backwards. Maybe. Possibly. Encouraging signs for Wales. 

  128. England 16-6 Wales

    Wales have had to endure a fair amount of set-piece woe in the first half at Twickenham, losing two scrums and three line-outs.

    England, who struggled with their line-out during the World Cup warm-up fixtures, have only lost one of their four so far.

  129. Post update

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: The scrum is a problem for Wales, but their line-out has probably functioned worse than that. Set-piece wise Wales are falling apart.
    Alun Wyn Jones
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  131. England 16-6 Wales

    The Welsh line-out creaking like an old ship. Scott Baldwin unable to find anyone in a red shirt. If they are to have any hope of winning a match such as this, Sam Warburton and his mates must steady the set-pieces. 

  132. England 16-6 Wales

    Bradley Davies with the finesse of a sledgehammer as he goes snorting down the left wing. It's effective and a rare charge by a man in red. Wales, though, struggling to put together phases. Dan Biggar penalised for fumbling the ball in the next phase. The visitors wishing it was half-time already, but there's seven minutes to go. 

  133. Post update

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: Where is Wales' pattern? Where has Warrenball gone?
    Sam Warburton
  134. England 16-6 Wales

    Heart-in-the-mouth stuff... Mike Brown gathers Dan Biggar's kick ahead, but Wales players are surging towards him. The full-back evades scrum-half Gareth Davies and his kick ahead bounces kindly into touch. Everything falling England's way at the moment. 

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  136. England 16-6 Wales

    Six of England's players are now into double figures for metres made, while only fly-half Dan Biggar has managed the same for Wales.

    Mike Brown received all the plaudits for his attacking surges forward in the opening-night victory over Fiji, but Jonny May was the next best for both stats and has his reward against Wales.

    Jonny May smiles after scoring a try
  137. England 16-6

    Scott Baldwin has had better nights. Wales lose their own line-out and Warren Gatland's men need to stop the rot if this match isn't going to run away from them before half-time. 

  138. Post update

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: What a brilliant set-piece move from England. Big Sam Burgess coming in and trucking up against Jamie Roberts early on. Watson hesitated a bit and it stopped for a moment but again, yet another superb decision to go down the short side.
    Jonny May celebrates with Sam Burgess, Chris Robshaw and Ben Youngs
  139. Converted try - May; Farrell con

    England 16-6 Wales

    The tide was turning in England's favour. Quick line-out ball, it's spun wide... Ben Youngs with a dash and a pass, releasing the supporting Jonny May who runs through down the wing. 

    The referee quickly checks whether Mike Brown had knocked-on during that phase, but he full-back hadn't. Twickenham at ease and Owen Farrell adds two points. 

    Owen Farrell
  140. Post update

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: They are like a pack of dogs in white with the contact and speed off the line. Sam Burgess put in a great heavy assist tackle to start that pressure. If there was any doubt about selection at the moment, that tackle by Burgess and Owen Farrell on Jamie Roberts showed they are doing all right.
  141. England 9-6 Wales

    A rare honeyed platform for the Wales forwards. A dash from Gareth Davies from the base of the ruck... Wales recycling... Jamie Roberts with as much regard to his safety as a crash test dummy, barging into Sam Burgess and Owen Farrell and gang tackled by the pair... the crowd wince..

    But the roars around Twickenham is all you need to hear to learn that England have won a penalty - Dan Lydiate holding on on the floor.

  142. England 9-6 Wales

    Wales, whose injury problems in the front row have been well documented, have now lost both of their scrums.

  143. England 9-6 Wales

    England, whose possession stats are now up to 63%, have had the better of ball in hand going forward in the opening quarter.

    Sam Burgess has already had four carries - more than any other player on the pitch.

    Stats
  144. Post update

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: That is another big worry for Wales. That scrum went back at a rate of knots. Psychologically, it is a tough one to work your way back from. Dan Cole seems to be having the better of Gethin Jenkins. The whole front row are struggling.
  145. Penalty - Farrell

    England 9-6 Wales

    England surging forward at the scrum, the Welsh retreating, and the referee has no option to give a short, sharp shrill in Stuart Lancaster men's favour. The set-pieces a worry for Wales.

    Owen Farrell in front of the posts and it's a free lunch for the outside-half. 

    Owen Farrell
  146. England 6-6 Wales

    It was a Dan Lydiate tackle which sparked the kerfuffle, but the referee Jeromes Garces says the tackle was fine. "You just focus on the game," the referee tells the two captains. 

    It'll be put-in at the scrum for England and the crowd are roaring. Wales' 20,000 fans sing "Wales! Wales!" A crackling atmosphere. 

  147. Post update

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: This will be pre-planned. Anything kicks off, everyone gets in there. That is potentially why Mike Brown has run 30 yards to strike up a few handbags.
  148. England 6-6 Wales

    Hang on, hang on, we've rolled back to the 1970s... players surrounding each other, there's pushing and shoving, Mike Brown directing verbal arrows towards a Welsh shirt and before he knows it the full-back is surrounded by dragons breathing fire. 

  149. England 6-6 Wales

    For all of England's superior attacking stats, already they've given away four penalties, all for infringements at the breakdown.

    Brad Barritt
  150. England 6-6 Wales

    A flick back by George North falls into the arms of Billy Vunipola. England with possession again. Ben Youngs turns the Welshmen on their heels, kicking to touch, and the Welsh line-out is struggling. The ball nicked from Alun Wyn Jones. England rumbling. 

  151. England 6-6 Wales

    Sublime kick-and-chase by Dan Bigger, the master of that tactic. The outside-half chips ahead again, but is brought down to the turf by Tom Youngs. England will have line-out on their own 22 - and this time Geoff Parling jumps higher than everyone else to secure sturdy ball. 

  152. Post update

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: Big-match temperament from Owen Farrell. England had lost some shape but he steps in behind and calms everything down. That is the proof of just how big this game is.
  153. Drop-goal - Farrell

    England 6-6 Wales

    Ben Youngs, snapping and sniping around the fringes, spots a gap and is nearly through... England creeping ever closer to Wales' 22 but they're being pushed back. Never mind, there's always the drop-goal. Owen Farrell standing 35m back - and somehow the ball sails over. Just. Audacious. 

  154. Post update

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: The pressure doesn't seem to be coming through the way Biggar is kicking. Both have been right down the centre.
    Dan Biggar
  155. Penalty - Biggar

    England 3-6 Wales

    Dan Biggar, the Rafael Nadal of the rugby world, a fidgety routine - running his hand through his hair, puffing his chest, but it works. Masterful kicking.   

  156. England 3-3 Wales

    Dan Biggar with the up-and-under, the ball goes to the moon and back, but Mike Brown peerless under the high ball. Dan Cole, though, is caught with his hand on the ball at the breakdown. You're not supposed to do that, sir. Another chance for Dan Biggar. 

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  158. England 3-3 Wales

    The two teams are level after the opening 10 minutes, but England have enjoyed more possession and territory.

    They're also ahead 78-6 on metres gained and 19-4 on carries.

    Wales on the front-foot now, though, creeping into England's 22 and Dan Biggar opts for the drop-goal, but it wobbles wide. 

    Action areas
  159. Post update

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: That is no more than England deserve. The lineout hasn't quite functioned but they have got the better of the Welsh eight at the scrum at the moment.
  160. Penalty - Farrell

    England 3-3 Wales

    Owen Farrel 5m or so inside the Wales half, but the outside-half kicks with a sniper's calm and it's a wonderful effort. 

    Owen Farrell
  161. England 0-3 Wales

    Brilliantly defended by Wales, Dan Lydiate chopping at the ankles. But both teams are struggling with the line-out. Scott Williams with the wonky throw and it's a nervy start for Warren Gatland's men. Wales subsequently penalised at the scrum, too, which will give Owen Farrell a chance to test his radar. 

  162. Post update

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: If England get through the phases by getting those big men in and create quick ball, that is where the overlaps are happening.
    Gareth Davies
  163. Post update

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: That is some good play by England. They were looking to get the ball wide. Whenever Mike Brown gets the ball he looks to make something happen. Wales have been caught a couple of times.
  164. England 0-3 Wales

    Anthony Watson beats a couple of defenders with a zig-zag run down the wing... Owen Farrell with a kick over the Welsh defence but Liam Williams' is covering. Iffy kicking from those in red, though.

    The men in white looking dangerous with ball in hand. Mike Brown to Anthony Watson, the winger chips ahead and Gareth Davies has no option but to sweep up the danger and slide into touch. England with a line-out in the Welsh 22. 

    Liam Williams
  165. England 0-3 Wales

    Another toot of the referee's whistle in Wales' favour. England holding on. First glimpse of the Welsh scrum. Gethin Jenkins struggled in this contest at the Millennium Stadium - how will Wales' most capped forward fare here? Not well The men in red cede possession. Jenkins penalised for binding and that could be telling. Wales were in prime position. 

  166. England 0-3 Wales

    England with a first sniff in Welsh territory. Decibels rise as Jonny May makes inroads down the wing... Ben Youngs chips ahead but Dan Biggar reads the scrum-half's mind. 

    Wales boot into England's 22... Sam Burgess picks up and, oh my word, an ugly kick from the centre. 

  167. Post update

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: It is such a crucial area of the game, the goal kicking. Leigh Halfpenny has been so pivotal for Wales for many years, but Dan Biggar's kicking in provincial rugby is superb.
  168. Penalty - Biggar

    England 0-3 Wales

    Dan Biggar, heart racing, breathing deeply, a nerve-easing simple aim at the posts for the opener and Wales' sharp-shooting marksman boots it between the posts. 

    Dan Biggar
  169. England 0-0 Wales

    Wales kick themselves into enemy territory and win their own line-out, which sets the forwards in motion. And a toot of the referee's whistle. Lock Courtney Lawes going through the middle of the maul and bringing it down. First shot at the posts to Dan Biggar. 

    Tom Wood
  170. Kick-off

    England 0-0 Wales

    Wales won the toss so it's Dan Biggar to get this most eagerly anticipated of Pool matches under way. The crowd in full voice already, asking for the chariots to swing low and sweet...

  171. England favourites

    England v Wales (20:00 BST)

    Earlier, we asked who you thought would win tonight's match and 71% of you opted for England. We'll find out in 80 minutes. 

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  172. The anthems are over

    England v Wales (20:00 BST)

    Prince Harry of, erm, Wales standing for the Welsh national anthem but cross armed and unmoved... He's nailed his colours firmly with Stuart Lancaster's men

    In contrast, you could generate enough electricity to power a small island so passionate is Alun Wyn Jones’s rendition of his nation’s anthem. Rousing stuff. A minute or so to go. Deep breaths. 

    Prince Harry and Prince William
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  174. Post update

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    The players run into a wall of sound. The crowd singing "Sing Low..." Then there's a drum roll for the national anthems...

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  176. Wales team news

    England v Wales (20:00 BST)

    And for Wales, their starting line up is: 

    Wales team
  177. England team news

    England v Wales (20:00 BST)

    Here's a quick reminder of who will be representing England tonight. 

    England team
  178. Five minutes until KO

    England v Wales (20:00 BST)

    Lights have dimmed inside Twickehnam. Strobe lighting turning it into a nightclub. There's a choir on the pitch, waiting for their cue, while the two teams are being a final rousing talk by their captains. Goosebumps. 

    Twickenham Stadium
  179. Post update

    Melissa is not...

    A Wales supporter
  180. ECB on the fence

    England v Wales (20:00 BST)

    The England and Wales Cricket Board are playing it safe 

  181. Battles within battles

    England v Wales (20.00 BST)

    Tom Fordyce

    Chief sports writer at Twickenham

    "So many individual battles within the overall contest: skipper against skipper in Chris Robshaw and Sam Warburton; fly-halfs Dan Biggar and Owen Farrell fighting for control and territory; Dan Cole vs Gethin Jenkins up front; battering-ram against cow-catcher in Jamie Roberts and Sam Burgess."

  182. Gatland springing surprises

    England v Wales (20:00 BST)

    While Sam Burgess is inexperienced at centre, Wales have a man at scrum-half making only his second start for his country. 

    Another international rookie selected by Gatland is Hallam Amos, who is preferred to Alex Cuthbert on the wing. The tried and trusted back-row trio of Sam Warburton, Dan Lydiate and Taulupe Faletau means Justin Tipuric will have to settle for making an impact from the bench. 

    The New Zealander's selection has also raised a few eyebrows. 

  183. The battle of the skippers

    England v Wales (20:00 BST)