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Live Reporting

Philip Marsh, Dafydd Pritchard and Gareth Griffiths

All times stated are UK

  1. Until next time

    FT Wales 32-31 England

    Shane Howarth

    That concludes today's retro action, another wonderful voyage into the BBC Sport Wales archives.

    From Tom Jones and Max Boyce's rousing pre-match performance to the exhilarating action on the pitch, this was one of Wales' most memorable victories.

    You can relive the day's dramatic events from the perspective of the game's chief protagonists - including Neil Jenkins, Scott Quinnell and Steve Hanley - in this special feature to commemorate the match's 20-year anniversary.

    Thank you for joining us this afternoon, and we hope you'll be able to join us again for our next trip down Welsh sport's memory lane.

    Until then, stay home, stay safe and take care.

  2. Henry's heroes

    FT - Wales 32-31 England

    Wales celebrate beating England in 1999

    With the benefit of hindsight, 1999 was a year that produced green shoots of recovery for Wales, without a Grand Slam since 1978 but in the early throes of a 10-match winning run.

    This team were tasked with dragging Welsh rugby off the canvas at the end of a dire decade.

    And they did that with brilliant victories such as this one over England and a spectacular 34-33 triumph against France, their first in Paris for 24 years.

    Graham Henry's men then followed up their Wembley success with a first win over South Africa at the newly-built Millennium Stadium in June 1999.

    Wales would only reach the quarter-finals of their home World Cup later that year but, having endured so much misery in previous seasons, there is no doubt Henry's heroes breathed new life into Welsh rugby.

  3. 'A moment I'll always cherish' - Gibbs

    FT Wales 32-31 England

    Scott Gibbs' try

    "You have to rewind the clock to a few weeks earlier where we won an historic away win in Paris against France which was the first time in over two decades so that gave us a lot of confidence going into this game," Scott Gibbs told BBC Radio Wales.

    "I stuttered to find my rhythm in the game but thankfully through the ill-discipline from England we managed to claw ourselves back into the game. Our playbook was empty, everyone was looking at each other for inspiration.

    "We didn't play particularly well from the get go but we took our chances, Neil kicked all eight kicks that day and he kept us in the game. It was only after Shane Howarth's try that we started to believe we could win the game.

    "I feel very proud to be part of such a great squad over the years and to cap off that game at such a classic, iconic stadium against England in the final Five Nations game right at the death was a special moment I'll always cherish."

  4. Jenkins and Howarth on 'amazing' win

    FT Wales 32-31 England

    Match-winner Neil Jenkins says he is thinking of his ill grandmother after guiding Wales to a famous victory over England as the fly-half and full-back Shane Howarth reflect on a remarkable day at Wembley.

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    Video caption: Man of the match Neil Jenkins on the winning conversion
  5. Full-Time - Wales 32-31 England

    England have one final chance to clinch the Grand Slam with Mike Catt going for a drop-goal but he slices his kick.

    Shane Howarth collects and kicks the ball into touch and there it is!

    Referee Andre Watson blows the final whistle and the crowd go wild. Scenes of pure, unbridled joy in the stands at Wembley. What an incredible match!

    England's Grand Slam hopes have been dashed in the most remarkable circumstances, and Wales have their first win over their old foes since 1993.

    And with England missing out on the Grand Slam, it means Scotland claim the final Five Nations title before it becomes the Six Nations with the inclusion of Italy in 2000.

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    Video caption: Wales players celebrate a famous victory over England
  6. What have Scotland got to do with this?!

    Wales 32-31 England

    The tension is unbearable, and it's taking its toll on everyone.

    Even the great Bill McLaren is losing his cool in commentary, saying that Scotland will get the put-in for this scrum.

    I hope not, Bill... it's a scrum to England.

    Can Wales hold out for what would be an extraordinary win?

  7. Conversion - Wales 32-31 England

    Neil Jenkins

    One man you would want to kick a match-winning conversion for Wales and that is Neil Jenkins.

    Especially as he has already slotted over seven magnificent kicks and he makes no mistake with this conversion to take his match tally to 22 points.

    It is the first time Wales have led in this game and it is now four minutes into injury time.

    It is not over yet though with Andre Watson not blowing his full-time whistle and England kick off.

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    Video caption: Neil Jenkins' calm kick gives Wales the lead
  8. 'Scott, don't do that!'

    Wales 30-31 England

    Eddie Butler

    Former Wales captain on BBC One Wales

    Just for once the England midfield defence is found wanting.

    It's Tim Rodber of all people. Dear, oh dear. He gave away the penalty, which I thought was harsh, and then he misses the tackle.

    Scott, don't do that [dive]! Just touch down for the try!

  9. Try - Wales 30-31 England

    Scott Gibbs

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    Video caption: Scott Gibbs scores after a magnificent individual run for Wales

    You could not make it up!

    Wales have held onto England in the second half and have come up with a magical moment that will go down in rugby folklore.

    Hooker Garin Jenkins throws in to Chris Wyatt for the umpteenth time and Wales scrum-half Rob Howley is fed perfect possession from off-the-top lineout ball.

    A juggling Scott Quinnell at first receiver passes to a charging Scott Gibbs who beats four England defenders - Tim Rodber, Neil Back, Matt Dawson and Matt Perry - before skipping past Steve Hanley.

    Gibbs has been quiet in this match but has popped up at the right time and he is embraced by Colin Charvis and Howley.

    The Wales centre touches down just to the right of the posts. Just the little matter of a Neil Jenkins conversion to potentially dramatically win the match for Wales.

  10. Post update

    Wales 25-31 England

    With the game going into injury time, Wales have one more chance to steal victory after England lock Tim Rodber is penalised for a no-arms tackle on Colin Charvis which leaves the Wales flanker poleaxed.

    Rodber, who has been outstanding, led with the shoulder and touch judge Allan Lewis tells Andre Watson it was an illegal tackle.

    Rodber disagrees but not his call. Neil Jenkins launches a huge kick down to the England 22 to give Wales an attacking lineout.

    This is surely the last chance for Graham Henry's men.

  11. Post update

    Wales 25-31 England

    We are entering the final minute and Wales fly-half Neil Jenkins has been confirmed as man-of-the-match despite looking like he will end up on the losing side.

    Jenkins has 20 points to his name at the moment with six penalties and a conversion in a so far flawless goal-kicking display.

    Will he have the chance for one more match-winning kick?

  12. Spoiler alert

    Wales 25-31 England

    Narrator: England did not win the World Cup.

    Based on the evidence of the first 79 minutes here, Eddie Butler may have had good reason to back England to win the 1999 World Cup, hosted by Wales and the other Five Nations countries.

    But Clive Woodward's men were soundly beaten by South Africa in the quarter-finals, put to the sword by Jannie De Beer's record five drop-goals in a 44-21 triumph for the Springboks.

    Jannie De Beer
  13. Speaking of big calls...

    Wales 25-31 England

    Eddie Butler

    Former Wales captain on BBC One Wales

    England up front are so powerful. They're a mighty side.

    You can see this side going on and even doing some damage in the World Cup.

    I would make them favourites for the World Cup.

  14. Big call

    Wales 25-31 England

    What a decision by England captain Lawrence Dallaglio. Wales have given away a penalty at a driving lineout after taking out England lock Tim Rodber in the air.

    It appeared to be in Jonny Wilkinson's kicking range with a successful penalty taking England two scores clear and allowing them to almost clinch the Grand Slam.

    But they go to the corner and the driving maul comes to nothing with Mike Catt kicking possession away and giving Wales a reprieve.

    Will Dallaglio be left to regret his choice?

  15. 'Howley has gone kick-mad'

    Wales 25-31 England

    Eddie Butler

    Former Wales captain on BBC One Wales

    Robert Howley has gone kick-mad all of a sudden.

    Keep it in the hand. Even though they're losing it in the tackle, keep it in hand and don't take them on in midfield.