England v Wales - story of the match


"It's a massive honour to overtake Matt, who was a hero of mine growing up", said Leeds-born Care. I'll have to have a chat with uncle Eddie after the game. But as a player that's what you want, you want the games to be as competitive as possible so that you're playing at the highest level.

Wales enjoyed much more possession in the second half but a series of handling errors when in good positions allowed England to relieve the pressure time and time again.

"You've just got to sometimes put up with unlucky decisions", Gatland said afterwards as he reminded of the incident involving North. Following the disappointing loss to Wales last weekend, captain Lisa Martin has been moved to fly-half from centre and Rachel Malcom has made the transition from hooker to blindside flanker for round two. Both matches ended in heavy defeats. "I thought the execution of the game plan by the players was absolutely outstanding and our application of courage and effort in defence was first class".

"Personally I love playing at Twickenham", said the 31-year-old.

"I've got a slightly better haircut now compared to back then, but not too much!" I hope he has the bottle.

He dictated the pace of play with his pass selection and his influence on the game's tempo hindered Wales from getting a strong foothold in the game.

"We're not intimidated by the Twickenham factor at all, and there's a lot of guys in the squad that will go there with a lot of confidence", Gatland says. "Ben is a great leader and is a loss, but it's great for me to come in and show what I can do from the start".

England head coach Eddie Jones is the king of mind games and he's recognised that Wales fly-half Rhys Patchell, despite his inexperience, is someone who can bring creativity and flair to his side's backline.

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You need fairly broad shoulders to win 123 worldwide caps and the Wales lock and England coach's namesake seemed entirely unfazed about the criticism, even thanking "uncle Eddie" for highlighting his spikiness at the end of a game Wales won at a canter.

"Patchell's a good player". "We've had a number of new young players come into the team which, mixed with some experienced ones, needed some adjusting".

"They've flown a guy over from New Zealand to be a TMO and he has one big call to make, and unfortunately I think he's made a bad mistake".

Simmonds made his debut for Exeter in November 2012, one day after his 18th birthday, as a replacement at London Welsh in the Anglo-Welsh Cup, but he did not make his Premiership debut until February a year ago against Wasps when he played at number eight and scored a try.

"I think it took longer for the team to click against Italy", says Bern.

Eddie Jones has made two changes with Ben Te'o dropped as England get set to face Wales at Twickenham this Saturday.

"We have prepared very diligently and we know their key men and the people we need to keep an eye on".