Welsh pulverise Poms

March 16, 2013
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Wales thrashed England by a record-breaking 30-3 at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium on Saturday to retain the Six Nations title and deny the visitors a Grand Slam.

In other Six Nations action Italy scored its second 2013 victory by beating Ireland 22-15.

Wales wing Alex Cuthbert’s two second-half tries proved decisive in a match they had to win by seven points to retain the title for the first time since 1979, provided they maintained their superior try-count.

As it was the defending Grand Slam champions beat a 108-year-old record to clinch their biggest win over England, surpassing the 25-point margin recorded in a 25-0 win back in 1905.

“It’s unreal, it’s what dreams are all about,” said Wales flank Justin Tipuric, who was named man of the match.

“We were outstanding, we all worked so hard, it’s brilliant. We knew what we could do, we talked about it all week and we were ready to play since Monday.”

Tipuric said Wales’s opening defeat at the hands of Ireland had inspired them to their victory.

“We got a lot of bad media. That gave us a kick up the backside, but we all stayed tight.”

After building a 12-3 lead early in the second half, through four penalties by full-back Leigh Halfpenny to one from England flyhalf Owen Farrell, Wales surged ahead through a try by Cuthbert.

That put them 17-3 in front and minutes later Farrell missed his second penalty in three attempts.

Dan Biggar added a drop-goal before Cuthbert stormed in for another try, with flyhalf Biggar completing the rout with a penalty.

This was Wales’s second victory in a row over England, with the Welsh the only side to defeat the English in Six Nations action since Stuart Lancaster became coach of the Red Rose brigade in 2012.

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  1. avatar Bekke says:
    March 16th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Great game. Pommies pretty average if their illegal scrummaging is penalised.

  2. avatar Welshbok die Brandwag says:
    March 16th, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Wales were absolutely magnificent. The way they played today, they are a serious threat to any of the best in the game.

  3. avatar Americano says:
    March 16th, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Contrast England’s performance with the mechanized precision of Jake White’s upstarts.

    Those swishes that run England rugby are crying in their Earl Grey tea knowing they passed him up – if there is any accountability – whatsoever – in that union.

  4. avatar DavidS says:
    March 17th, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Reply to Americano @ 11:58 pm:

    RFU was NEVER EVER going to appoint a foreigner as a coach…

  5. avatar DavidS says:
    March 17th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    So Bryce…

    How about that GSP huh?

  6. avatar Mug Punters Organisation of South Africa says:
    March 18th, 2013 at 11:26 am

    All one can really say is Lekker! And with great tries too, biltong lekker.

  7. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    March 18th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Reply to DavidS @ 11:40 am:

    Owned him… was surprised at how flat Nick was in the first two rounds…

    Condit was more dangerous…

  8. avatar DavidS says:
    March 18th, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Hendricks fight with Condit was brilliant!

    Still dunno if he can stop GSP…

  9. avatar Odin says:
    March 19th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Wales!!!! Brilliant game Brilliant team :applause:

  10. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    No mention of Italy beating Ireland and France winning the wooden spoon!? :shitfan:

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