A real bruising encounter between two good teams.
England came out of the blocks well and were much the better side in the first half.
At half-time, there were only seven points in it, which didn’t really reflect England’s superiority.
As the game wore on England perhaps kicked too much ball away or at least were not accurate enough with their kicks. Wales showed good character not to panic and began to get more and more into the game.
England’s high penalty count was also a contributing factor to the tide moving in Wales’ favour.
Wales now have twelve wins on the bounce but England’s Grand Slam aspirations will have to be shelved for this year.
An honourable mention must go to the crowd who were a real extra man for Wales.
Warren Gatland’s side move on to Murrayfield next with their sights on the Championship.
England regroup with a game against Italy. A win against the Italians and they are back in the race for the Championship.
Here are our Wales player ratings:
Liam Williams - 8.5
Combative, mazy running, good under the high ball and in attack.
Josh Adams - 8
Provided good defensive cover and attacked well if any opportunities arose. Capped it off with a well-taken try to seal the Welsh win.
Jonathan Davies - 7
Not heavily involved but steady nevertheless.
Hadleigh Parkes - 7.5
Not blessed with scintillating pace but got better as the game wore on. Reliable.
George North - 7
Another who wasn’t heavily involved. No mistakes and stood up defensively to the threat of May.
Gareth Anscombe - 6.5
A tough game for him. Not poor but there were a few errors. A dropped pass and attacking possession kicked away. He did make a decent break in the opening stages.
Gareth Davies - 7
Didn’t do anything wrong. Blocked a kick and made some good tackles. His box kicking was decent.
Rob Evans - 7
No real problems for the Welsh scrum apart from a harsh early penalty.
Ken Owens - 6
A difficult game, especially first half. Wales’ lineout was under pressure. A stolen early throw by England set the tone.
Tomas Francis - 7
Part of Wales’ successful scrum. Subbed along with Rob Evans on the hour.
Cory Hill - 7
Touched down for a crucial try which swung the game in Wales’ favour. Relatively quiet game up until then. Subbed shortly after with a knock.
Alun Wyn Jones - 7.5
Missed a catch on an early attacking lineout and threw an interception but stood tall in the heat of the battle. Another who improved in the second half.
Josh Navidi - 7
Went about his business in a quiet but productive way.
Justin Tipuric - 6.5
Harshly penalised for a chop tackle early on. Slightly at fault, although he wasn’t alone in switching off for the Curry try.
Ross Moriarty - 7
Like Navidi, went about his business in a workmanlike and effective way. The low penalty count for Wales will please the coaching team.
Dan Biggar - 8.5
Big impact off the bench. Two try assists, a conversion from out wide, great 60-metre defensive clearance, good kick chase.
Nicky Smith - 7
Did well after coming on with some solid carries.
Dillon Lewis - 6.5
Wales had no real problems in the scrum.
Adam Beard - 6.5
Helped see Wales over the finishing line after coming on with 10 minutes remaining.
Aled Davies - N/A
On late – N/A.
Aaron Wainwright - N/A
On late – N/A.