England 23 Wales 19
England survived repeated second-half comebacks from Wales to keep their Six Nations title hopes alive with a 23-19 victory at Twickenham.
Marcus Smith landed six penalties to keep Eddie Jones’ men out of reach, though there were shades of the 2015 World Cup group clash — Wales’ solitary victory at Twickenham in the last decade — as a comfortable lead crumbled.
On this occasion 17-0 became 17-12 as Josh Adams and Nick Tompkins crossed in the third quarter, capping a period of dominance from the champions, but Smith settled nerves with two timely penalties.
England finished a drab first half undermined by endless stop-start play 12-0 ahead but when Alex Dombrandt brilliantly finished an opportunist try, the game burst into …