Six Nations: England win Triple Crown after 33-30 victory over Wales at Twickenham

England have won their 26th Triple Crown after beating Wales 33-30 at Twickenham.

England ended the match with 13 players on the field, after Ellis Genge was shown a yellow card before fellow Leicester Tigers’ player Manu Tuilagi was given red for a high tackle on George North.

Though it was Tuilagi’s try which gave England a 17 point lead at the 60 minute mark and therefore control on the match.

Anthony Watson scored early on to set the tone, while Elliot Daly also crossed the white wash in the first-half.

Wales went the length of the pitch to score a sublime try through Justin Tipuric. The Welsh flanker also scored in the final play of the game to give Wales the losing bonus point.

The result keeps England’s Six Nations hopes alive, but will need France to lose at least one of their remaining two fixtures. England will not play Italy next weekend after the match was postponed due to Coronavirus.

Man of the match Ben Youngs was full of praise for the opposition after winning his 99th cap for England.

“Whenever we felt we got control Wales are so good at staying in the fight. They battled hard and our discipline gave they easy leg-ups. They are clinical enough to punish you. It was tight in the end.

Youngs told ITV.

“We always try to come out with intensity and did that. We were able keep hold of game and control of it early on, a bit like they did in the second half. Rugby is bizarre at times.

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