VIDEO: Five great Wales v England matches
WALES’S Six Nations title decider against England on Saturday should be classic, and there have been a number of dramatic meetings between the sides.
Here are five of the best encounters between the two sides.
Gatland’s men turn it around at Twickenham (2008)
Wales had not won at Twickenham since 1988, and that run did not look like ending when they trailed 16-6 at half-time. But a superb second period saw them win 26-19 and set up a Grand Slam in Warren Gatland’s first year in charge.
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The ‘Battle of Cardiff’ (1987)
A brutal encounter summed up by an early line-out where Wales No. 8 Phil Davies was flattened by a punch from England’s Wade Dooley. It was almost incidental that Wales won 19-12.
Henson’s power and panache lights up the Millennium Stadium (2005)
Wales entered the 2005 Six Nations with low expectations but an 11-9 win over England on the opening weekend – thanks to Gavin Henson’s fierce tackling and fine kicking – transformed their tournament.
JPR maintains perfection against England (1976)
In a career which included 14 matches against England – 11 senior, three junior – JPR Williams won ever one. His try at Twickenham in a 21-9 victory in 1976 set up the second of three Welsh Grand Slams in the 1970s.
Gibbs seals a Grand Slam-defying fightback (1999)
England looked all set for a Grand Slam after hammering Wales in the first half, only for Graham Henry’s men to come roaring back with Scott Gibbs scoring a brilliant injury-time try.