As if it was not bad enough that Wales lost their impressive win record they also received the news that Gareth Anscombe will miss the world cup.
He injured his knee in the first half but played on until the 34th minute before he was helped off the field.
A statement read: “Gareth Anscombe is out of Rugby World Cup contention after sustaining an Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury in the match against England yesterday.
“His prognosis and management with be determined following further specialist reviews. The Wales squad and management would like to wish Gareth the very best with his recovery.”
Gareth adds his name now to the list of players who will not be on the plane. Taulupe Falentau has already been ruled out due to a broken collarbone.
Anscombe was a vital part of the Welshmen’s Grand Slam success, dovetailing nicely with Dan Biggar as they claimed their fourth Six Nations crown.