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Wales shock England with late Twickenham victory

Rugby World Cup 2Wales dealt England a huge blow in their hopes of winning the Rugby World Cup by launching a late comeback to clinch a 28-25 victory in their Pool A clash at Twickenham.

The win was all the more remarkable as the injury-hit Welsh side suffered further decimation when Scott Williams was forced off on the stretcher, joining fellow centres Jonathan Davies and Cory Allen on the treatment table.

England enjoyed the best of the first half, taking a 16-9 lead into half-time. In the second half, England edged into a 10-point lead. A succession of penalties brought Wales within four points.

England took control again, until Gareth Davies seized on a freak bounce to score a try, converted by Bigger who added a penalty to put Wales ahead for the first time in an hour’s play.

England: (Tries: May, Con: Farrell 6, Pens: Farrell); Wales: (Tries: Davies, Con: Biggar 7, Pens: Biggar)

Pool A table:

Pool A

Teams:

England: 15-Mike Brown, 14-Anthony Watson, 13-Brad Barritt 12-Sam Burgess, 11-Jonny May, 10-Owen Farrell, 9-Ben Youngs, 8-Billy Vunipola, 7-Chris Robshaw (c), 6-Tom Wood, 5-Courtney Lawes, 4-Geoff Parling, 3-Dan Cole, 2-Tom Youngs, 1-Joe Marler.

Substitutes: 16-Rob Webber, 17-Mako Vunipola, 18-Kieran Brookes, 19-Joe Launchbury, 20-James Haskell, 21-Richard Wigglesworth, 22-George Ford, 23-Alex Goode.

Wales: 15-Liam Williams, 14-George North, 13-Scott Williams, 12-Jamie Roberts, 11-Hallam Amos, 10-Dan Biggar, 9-Gareth Davies, 8-Taulupe Faletau, 7-Sam Warburton (c), 6- Dan Lydiate, 5- Alun Wyn Jones, 4- Bradley Davies, 3- Tomas Francis, 2- Scott Baldwin, 1-Gethin Jenkins.

Substitutes: 16-Ken Owens, 17-Aaron Jarvis, 18-Samson Lee, 19-Luke Charteris, 20-Justin Tipuric, 21-Lloyd Williams, 22-Rhys Priestland, 23-Alex Cuthbert.

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