England rely on Marcus Smith accuracy to hold off Wales’s second-half charge

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It was not always straightforward or particularly pretty but England’s Six Nations title hopes are still afloat.

Six penalties from the man of the match Marcus Smith, a burgled 43rd minute try by Alex Dombrandt and some last quarter defensive grit were just enough to see off a spirited Wales on a cool still evening in south-west London, with Ben Youngs’ record-breaking 115th cap for his country adding to the quiet sense of red rose achievement.

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Written by Robert Kitson at Twickenham
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/feb/26/england-wales-six-nations-rugby-union-match-report under the title “England rely on Marcus Smith accuracy to hold off Wales’s second-half charge”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.