10 Mar 2014

England beat Wales at Twickenham

6:54 am on 10 March 2014

England have kept alive their Six Nations rugby title hopes with a 29-18 win over Wales at Twickenham.

England avenged their 30-3 thrashing in Cardiff a year ago by delivering a display full of confident running and scored two first-half tries to lead 20-15 at the break.

Owen Farrell kicked two further penalties in the second half to secure the win.

Leigh Halfpenny kicked six penalties for Wales, who lost any chance of defending their title.

England secured the triple crown.

Ireland, France and England all have six points but Ireland's huge points difference advantage means they will almost certainly take the title if they win in Paris in the final game of the championship next Saturday.

If France prevail, England would be well placed to take the title on points difference should they beat Italy in Rome.