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Six Nations: Late try keeps England on track


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Six Nations: Late try keeps England on track

England needed a late try from Elliot Daly to claim a 21-16 victory over Wales in the Six Nations in Cardiff and keep their title defence on track.

The defending champions produced an underwhelming performance at the Principality Stadium and were outplayed by the hosts for much of the contest.

Just as Wales thought they had done enough to celebrate a victory, Daly touched down four minutes from the end to stretch Eddie Jones’ men’s winning run to 16 matches.

Ireland meanwhile had no such trouble as they bounced back from an opening day defeat by Scotland to thrash Italy 63-10 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

CJ Stander and Craig Gilroy both scored a hat-trick of tries, Keith Earls crossed over twice and Garry Ringrose also scored as Ireland celebrated their biggest ever winning margin in a Six Nations match.

Joe Schmidt’s men earned a bonus point in their win which leaves them second in the table two points behind leaders England, who are looking to become the first back-to-back grand slam champions since France in 1998.

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