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  1. Final score: England 27-13 Wales
  2. Burrell, Watson, Youngs, Clifford, Yarde tries; Ford con
  3. Evans try; Biggar con & 2 pens for Wales
  4. Third meeting between the sides this season
  5. Watch highlights at 19:00 BST on BBC Two
  6. Get involved using #bbcrugby

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By Chris Osborne

All times stated are UK

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Who can feel the most confident going into their tasty three-Test tours?

If Wales perform like they did today in the world champions' backyard, they'll get gobbled up for breakfast. But if anyone can sort them out, it's Warren Gatland.

England look like they continue to go in the right direction. George Ford needs to put today's performance firmly to the back of his mind. Can Eddie Jones continue to remain undefeated as England boss?

Join us in the summer to find out.

Until then, it's cheerio from us.

Where next?

On to the plane it is for both of these teams then. Here's the schedule down under for England and Wales.

11 June

New Zealand v Wales (Auckland)

Australia v England (Brisbane)

18 June

New Zealand v Wales (Wellington)

Australia v England (Melbourne)

25 June

New Zealand v Wales (Dunedin)

Australia v England (Sydney)

England 27-13 Wales

Joe Launchbury was terrific today. As was Jack Clifford.

Launchbury and Courtney Lawes might have given Eddie Jones something to think about regarding the four and five shirts.

England 27-13 Wales

England lock and man of the match Joe Launchbury on Sky Sports: "We didn't get the best of starts but it was great to see everyone dig in. We had a bit of control in the second half. Myself and all the squad wanted to put in a good performance."

England win

England 27-13 Wales

Wales centre Jamie Roberts on Sky Sports: "It's frustrating. We thought we could have come out in the second half as well as we did in the first. That points swing at the start of the second half killed us. I won't say too much about their try (Jack Clifford's from Dan Cole's debated knock on).

"We came out the blocks well and I thought we brought intensity. We didn't sustain it for 80 minutes and we need to work on that for the All Blacks. We’re disappointed. We know the level we need to be at."

England 27-13 Wales

And fresh from saying those words, Dylan Hartley climbs the steps at Twickenham to collect the Old Mutual Wealth Cup.

Hopefully he'll recall collecting this piece of silverware, after admitting he didn't remember lifting the Six Nations trophy after a blow to the head.

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Bangramonkey: England 27-13 Wales. Should have been England 41-13 Wales

Tom Rowse: Strong Wales being 5-try beaten by a England 2nds team without a kicker shows just how much England have. Aus watch out.

England 27-13 Wales

England captain Dylan Hartley on Sky Sports: "It was a slow start from us. Wales came out the blocks. We were caught napping, credit to the boys, we stuck in there.

"I don't want to use short preparation time as an excuse. The first 20 minutes weren't up to where we needed to be. I've been doing plenty of fitness work - but nothing prepares you for a Test match. My feet are a bit sore."

England 27-13 Wales

Wales started brightly this afternoon, but drifted as the game drew on.

The line-out was sloppy - they lost three - and conceded 19 turnovers.

Plenty for Warren Gatland to ponder.


England 27-13 Wales

One last push from England with a line-out as the clock ticks past 80 minutes. It comes to nothing, and that's all folks.

England 27-13 Wales

A chance for Wales.

Hallam Amos, who has looked bright, slips through some shoddy England tackles and gives it to Rhys Priestland - but Mike Brown cuts him down and the Wales 10 knocks on.

England 27-13 Wales

It's almost a glorious start to his England career for Ollie Devoto.

Elliot Daly does well to offload to the Bath man, but he's hauled down before the line.

Swing Low sweeps around Twickenham.

England 27-13 Wales

And now Tommy Taylor is on too - that's the fourth first cap for England of the day.

The future is now for England.

England 27-13 Wales

Another debutant for England as Ollie Devoto comes on in an England shirt for the first time.

England 27-13 Wales

Can Wales salvage something from this?

Liam Williams sends a grubber down the line and George North is hunting it down. No dice though, as it bobbles into touch.

Liam Willaims of Wales
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England 27-13 Wales

George Ford has one kick from seven today.

Owen Farrell will be welcomed back into the side with open arms.

Missed penalty

England 27-13 Wales


George Ford has missed a penalty. Again.

To be fair, this is the first one he's pulled, all the others were pushed. Mixing it up now.

George Ford of England

England 27-13 Wales

England almost mess up their defensive line-out, but they recover and Matt Kvesic, fresh off the bench, wins a penalty at the breakdown on the Welsh 22.

Dylan Hartley points to the posts - boos from the crowd.

England 27-13 Wales

England are happy to let Wales come on to them now.

Rhys Priestland injects some pace by giving it to Hallam Amos, who opts for a grubber that's no good.

Dylan Hartley and Taulupe Faletau

England 27-13 Wales

George Ford gives up possession with an aimless kick - you worry his head has gone with all those misses from the tee.

England 27-13 Wales

Here's something I found out today.

Marland Yarde's dad is called Scotland.

Scotland Yarde.

Not a word of a lie. Tremendous stuff.

Marland Yarde of England

England 27-13 Wales

Liam Williams wants to get Wales moving and he makes a dart down the open side, but Anthony Watson is with him and forces him out of play.

England 27-13 Wales

Now Elliot Daly is on - a spark plug of a player.

All these changes have disrupted the rhythm of the game.

England 27-13 Wales

Kristian Dacey tries to do something about that and goes barreling into the England line. He fails to find support though.

Matt Mullan coming off for England. Ellis Genge is on for his international debut.

Rhys Webb has to limp off for Wales - looks like cramp - Lloyd Williams on.

England 27-13 Wales

And that's Courtney Lawes' last contribution, as he is replaced by Dave Attwood.

Samson Lee makes way for Rhodri Jones for Wales.

England have dominated this half - I'm struggling to remember a time Wales have ventured into the England 22.

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Daniel Harvey: to small man peaky. Slade was terrible yesterday [for Exeter]. Farrell calm and assured. Cipriani should be playing 10 today. As everyone knows

Try (Marland Yarde, missed con George Ford)

England 27-13 Wales

Courtney Lawes has just made Jamie Roberts look like a chihuahua. 

Roberts, who is a tank, is just handed off by the England lock like he's not even there. And then Lawes slips in Marland Yarde down the wing and he has the time to loop back round and touch down near the posts.

Easy conversion for George Ford - oh wait. He's missed it. Again. Hits the post. Terrible.

Englands Marland Yarde

England 22-13 Wales

The game is opening up like a bag of sweeties on a school bus.

Jamie Roberts thunders into the England back line, but Rhys Priestland coughs it up,

England hit back, but Wales regain possession and rebuild - despite surviving a chargedown scare.

Mike Brown of England

England 22-13 Wales

Gethin Jenkins comes on too for Wales - just the 124th cap for the Cardiff Blues man.

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Ian Bradley: Commentators debating knock on over replays for the Clifford try so not an obvious mistake, Welsh dissent disgraceful

England 22-13 Wales


Danny Care on for Ben Youngs for England.

Wales bring on Rhys Priestland, Gareth Anscombe and Kristian Dacey.

England 22-13 Wales

It's zippy from England as they chuck it across the pitch, but they put hands in the ruck and allow Wales to catch their breath.

England 22-13 Wales

It's worked well but England concede a penalty. Dan Biggar fails to find touch and Marland Yarde is on his bike, chasing a George Ford kick. George North concedes the line-out.

England 22-13 Wales

Anyway. Back to the game. Scrum to England on the halfway line.

England 22-13 Wales

The reason it's so tricky to tell if Dan Cole has knocked on is because it immediately comes off the midriff of Ross Moriarty.

If I was pushed, I'd say... knock on.

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Small Man Peaky: Ford has consistently shown this season that he is not even the second best English 10. Farrell, Cipriani and Slade all ahead.

Converted try (Jack Clifford, con George Ford)

England 22-13 Wales

Wales fly-half Dan Biggar is furious. He's having a right pop at the referee. He thinks there's a knock on.

It's his pass that Dan Cole gets a hand to - the TMO says he didn't knock it forward. It's not clear cut to be honest.

But what a score from Jack Clifford, who shows great pace to race away and score - a number eight disguised as a number 11.

The biggest cheer of the afternoon greets George Ford's successful conversion.

Jack Clifford of England

Try review (Jack Clifford)

England 15-13 Wales

Jack Clifford is racing away for a breakaway try. But did Dan Cole knock on?

Try (Ben Youngs, missed con George Ford)

England 15-13 Wales

Ben Youngs may not have sparkled today - but this is good.

England start with a line-out 10m from the try line, which goes up to Joe Launchbury and is worked to Youngs, who sends Scott Baldwin the wrong way and breaks over the line.

George Ford misses from tee. I'm just going to start copy and pasting that sentence.

Ben Youngs of England

England 10-13 Wales

Dylan Hartley has been imperious at the line-out - once again he finds a man in white. England can't capitalise though and Wales clear it deep to Mike Brown.

George Ford's kick is charged down but Marland Yarde gathers and then Wales knock on to allow England to breathe.