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By Alex Bysouth

All times stated are UK

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  1. Until next time...

    And that's it from us after a corker of a game at Twickenham that saw England end Wales' 14-match winning run and also scupper their hopes of being world number ones on Monday.

    Plenty of thinking for Eddie Jones to do this evening, the England coach says he will name his 31-man squad for the World Cup tomorrow...

    Warren Gatland will give himself a little more time to consider who will be taking the plane to Japan as part of the Wales squad.

    These two will be back at it in six days' time. Until then, why not check out Becky Grey's report from Twickenham.

    Catch you next week...

  2. 'We only worry about ourselves'

    FT: England 33-19 Wales

    England coach Eddie Jones on BBC Sport: "I wrote down on a bit of paper before the game I thought we would win 33-12. We had a good team out there, a good mix of young guys, guys who haven't played for a while and I knew their attitude would be right.

    "Wales had a lot of expectation to cope with. I thought that would weigh them down and in the end it probably did.

    "We've had a squad of around 36-38 and there's been a great competitive spirit. Everyone wants to play for England, they know they have a good chance to win the World cup - today was just a selection day.

    "It's exciting and we are looking forward to finalisng the squad of 31 tomorrow. This game was never going to be a be all and end all selection. You get to know which players are going to be able to do it.

    "I was pleased for the young guys playing today. It's a special moment for those guys.

    "These are tough games, we don't know what sort of work Wales have been doing - we might be at different stages of our preparation. All you have to do is worry about yourself."

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    David Beckett: That was quite a result from Twickenham. I expected the strong and experienced Welsh team to beat a fairly developmental England outfit, so the 33-19 full-time score was very pleasing and surprising.

    Josh Verrills: Dan Cole put in a great performance to push his name forward for selection for the World Cup final squad this week. Several players played well today. Only player who didn’t make much of a noticeable impact was Piers Francis

  4. Anscombe and Tipuric worries for Wales

    FT: England 33-19 Wales

    Gareth Anscombe

    Wales coach Warren Gatland says fly-half Gareth Anscombe and flanker Justin Tipuric are injury worries.

    The duo came off as Wales lost at Twickenham and Gatland told Sky Sports: “We're not sure about Gareth. He’s going to get a scan tomorrow so we’ll see how that turns out.

    “The message from the medics was just to see how it goes (after Anscombe appeared to be in discomfort).

    “He didn’t do any further damage to it. He’s already done that.

    “Sometimes players like to run off a knock – he wasn’t able to do that.

    “That’s why with Justin Tipuric we made the change as soon as we saw him limping a little bit.”

  5. 'You want battle-hardened players'

    FT: England 33-19 Wales

    Warren Gatland on Gareth Anscombe's injury prospects to BBC Sport: "We don’t know, we will get him scanned and see what the prognosis is. Fingers crossed, hopefully it is not too bad.

    "There’s a risk, but you have to be battle hardened as well, and the guys want to play. You have to balance that against the injuries you may pick up."

  6. Post update

    FT: England 33-19 Wales

    I'm hoping Warren's right about the All Blacks - I'm heading to see them with my better half and have basically sold it on the fact they're the best side in the world - so England have done me a favour here...

  7. 'All about September'

    FT: England 33-19 Wales

    Warren Gatland

    More from Wales coach Warren Gatland speaking to BBC Sport: "It’s all about what happens in the middle of September, it’s what we are building for. Everyone’s writing off the All Blacks, but you do at your peril. England probably have a few more headaches than we do. It looked like a preseason game for us and we will definitely be better next week."

  8. 'We'll be a lot better next week'

    FT: England 33-19 Wales

    Wales coach Warren Gatland on Sky Sports: "It's a warm up game for the World Cup. We weren't at our best, especially in the first half - a couple of soft tries.

    "Teams are trying to get some combinations together but we'll be a lot better next week.

    "England went back to traditionally what they're really good at. We had a different strategy and tactics during the Six Nations and tried to play differently today.

    "Any loss is disappointing but it's not competition phase. You have to take that opportunity, look at the negatives but also the positives. We will be a lot better next week."

  9. Post update

    England 33-19 Wales

    Matt Dawson

    Former England scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    I thought it was a decent game all round, you got the feeling England slightly tapered towards the game as Jones saw it as last chance to tweak his 31. Wales have been lung-busting in training, as you could see in the opening 15 minutes. You can see these two playing a heavyweight quarter-final.

    England applauded off by Wales
  10. Vunipola feeling great

    FT: England 33-19 Wales

    England number eight Billy Vunipola speaking to Sky Sports: "To have a structured game suits us more and for most of that game we stuck to it. There were times Wales crept in but they're a great side and that's going to happen.

    "I had goosebumps seeing Luds' (Lewis Ludlam's) tears at the start. They're still Test matches.

    "I feel probably the best I have for the last two and a half years. The biggest challenge is mentally."

  11. Post update

    Matt Dawson

    Former England scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    For me, that number one tag on Wales was probably a bit of a distraction.

  12. 'Lots to work on for us'

    England 33-19 Wales

    Alun Wyn Jones

    Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones: "We've gone on the last six to eight weeks, we came out the blocks a bit slow and we feel we let in two soft ones.

    "We are well aware where we let ourselves down in that first half. We have another opportunity next week. There is going to be lots to work on for us.

    "That's not always a bad thing, but we wanted the W today."

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    SMS Message: Bit confused by some of the comments being posted on here (presumably by Welsh fans). England's B team have comprehensively hammered Wales' A team. You'd think Wales were the better team on day and won by 14 points. What am I missing? from Gareth
  14. 'We played to our stengths'

    FT: England 33-19 Wales

    George Ford applauds the crowd

    England fly-half George Ford speaking to Sky Sports: "It's a good start. We said all week what a great opportunity it would be in front of a packed crowd. We wanted to rip in and work together, not everything was going to be perfect but we found a way.

    "As players we wanted to start building a winning mentality. The four new lads making their debuts today, we'll enjoy tonight but there is still lots to work on.

    "We started well, lost it a little bit in the middle but the pleasing thing was we got it back. We played to our strengths, the scrum and the line-out was a massive positive today."

  15. Post update

    England 33-19 Wales

    Paul Grayson

    Former England fly-half on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    A good performance by England’s, if not second string, but some of those who might not be on the plane. I though Watson was good, he is good in the air, nice to see him fully fit after his Achilles injury which is tough to come back from.

  16. Wales 'out-muscled'

    FT: England 33-19 Wales

    Garin Jenkins

    Former Wales international on BBC Radio Wales

    Wales weren't direct enough with the ball in hand. England were far too physical in big areas of the pack. Their big men carried and that was the launchpad for their win. Wales could not readjust after the start England made. Wales will know where they need to tighten up - we weren't at our effective best in defence and too many of our our last passes went down and we were out-muscled.

  17. Winning streak is over

    England 33-19 Wales

    Gareth Griffiths

    BBC Sport Wales at Twickenham

    So no official number one world ranking for Wales after a disappointing performance at Twickenham.

    They held top spot unofficially for just over 24 hours after New Zealand lost to Australia but the 14-match winning sequence has come to an end.

    The slow start cost Wales and they were always chasing the game despite brief revivals in both halves.

    Plenty of rustiness and handling mistakes that will need to be ironed out ahead of Japan but the major worry will be the injury to fly-half Gareth Anscombe who leaves Twickenham on crutches.

    A tough day for this Wales side. We will see how they react against England in Cardiff next Saturday

    Josh Adams and Owen Watkin of Wales react following defeat
  18. Full-time

    England 33-19 Wales

    And that's it.

    England end Wales' 14-match winning run and Warren Gatland's side's brief hold of the world's top spot comes to an end before it's officially confirmed.

  19. No try

    England 33-19 Wales

    Yep, that was most definitely forward from Luke Cowan-Dickie. Ben Youngs doesn't get his try, but England will get their win...

  20. Try review

    England 33-19 Wales

    England are over again! Or are they?

    Ben Youngs gallops clear but the final pass might be forward...

    Ben Young touches down