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Six Nations 2017: Round-Up From Saturday February 11

Six Nations 2017: Round-Up From Saturday February 11

The reigning Six Nations champions have now won 16 Tests in a row, all but one of those successes coming under Jones, and the head coach found plenty of positives from the latest triumph.

It was end-to-end action in an open and fast-flowing second half, with both sides going for broke and Moriarty hit his opposite No.8 Nathan Hughes hard to lift the England man back.

"We were disappointed with how we played against France because we wanted to start with a bang".

And wing George North, who missed the England match due a leg injury, is set to be fit for Scotland on February 25.

A 30-second film shared on BBC Wales" social media pages saw a series of Wales fans apparently unable to come up with an answer to the question: "What's good about England?'

In 2013, the roof was closed as Wales denied England the Grand Slam, winning 30-3.

Wales looked to be edging to a heroic victory as a Liam Williams try and 11-points from the boot of Leigh Halfpenny had earned a 16-14 advantage.

Wales took their talents to Rome where they started slowly but after the arrival of nippy replacement five eighths Sam Davies got their game together and spanked Italy.

One area where Wales would appear to to possess a considerable edge is the back-row.

Rob Howley (Wales): "They [North and Biggar] are two experienced players, they are important players for us - George in the wide channels and Dan through his experience and leadership".

That being said, there's nothing like an Anglo-Welsh clash in Cardiff to get these two sides firing on all cylinders, the only question being who capitalises most on their upgrade in Cardiff this Saturday. "I don't know. It feels a bit cold for daffodils!" Rugby means such a lot.

It proved a spectacular finale to a stunning RBS 6 Nations encounter in Cardiff, yet Wales could only reflect on one that got away, their title hopes dealt a severe blow. "You go to the ground and the traffic controller [on your bus] drives slower than actual traffic to make sure you are late".

Whichever combination Wales field, though, they face a huge task against an England team now ranked second in the world and chasing a fourth successive Six Nations victory over their arch-rivals.

Both Wales and England will have eyes on winning this year's RBS 6 Nations, but beating the opposition in this match alone will be nearly as satisfying.



editors' picks

February 13, 2017
Burnley host league leaders Chelsea
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February 11, 2017
The Lego Ninjago trailer hints at another block-filled blockbuster
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February 10, 2017
Joe Schmidt makes two changes for trip to Italy
Ireland will not gamble on Jonathan Sexton's fitness in the Six Nations match against Italy in Rome on Saturday. What we did in the second half and at the end of the first half showed what we can do as a team.

February 08, 2017
#BringBackKP: Kevin Pietersen bids skipper Alastair Cook goodbye in some style
Pietersen wasted little time pleaded his case, tweeting #BringBackKP shortly after the Cook news broke. He tendered his resignation to England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves on Sunday.

February 07, 2017
Cincinnati Zoo's premature hippo Fiona takes first steps
The zoo has been providing round the clock care and daily blog updates on the health of little Fiona, which is steadily improving. Now, she is defying the odds; taking her first steps at Cincinnati Zoo over the weekend after she was born six weeks premature.

February 07, 2017
Donald Trump Declares Any Poll That Doesn't Flatter Him 'Fake News'
While the poll itself is over a week old, CNN's New Day was discussing the poll just before Trump sent out the tweet. As per latest CNN/ORC poll, Trump has an approval rating of 44 per cent and a disapproval rating of 53 per cent.

February 06, 2017
McConnell Says He Won't 'Critique' Trump's Comments On Putin, Voter Fraud
She also said that Trump promised not to lift sanctions on Russian Federation until it had pulled out of Ukraine. As he has in the past, Trump argued that it makes sense to get along with Moscow to help the fight against ISIS.

February 06, 2017
United Kingdom government promises to 'respect Gibraltar's interests' in Brexit negotiations
However, government lawyers told judges that when Britain leaves the European Union , the EAA would automatically cease to exist. But the judges refused to give the green light for the challenge, saying they would give their reasons later.

February 06, 2017
Parents Of Queens Jogger Karina Vetrano Speak Following Murder Arrest
An arrest has been made in the death of Karina Vetrano , the Queens jogger whose body was found in Howard Beach six months ago. Investigators had found the DNA of Vetrano's suspected attacker on her phone, neck and fingernails, sources told The Post.

February 04, 2017
The Original Girl Scout Cookies Recipe Really Surprised Us
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