May at the double as England edge Wales in Six Nations

Gareth Anscombe saw his try against England ruled out after the referee consulted the TMO

Gareth Anscombe is adamant that he should have been awarded a first-half try but does not believe the failure of the television match official, Glenn Newman, to award it was the difference between victory and defeat for Wales.

An earlier infringement saw Patchell kick a simple penalty as England turned around 12-3 ahead.

Wrigglesworth said: "I think Owen is easy for anyone to play with because he is so loud!" They were playing at a tempo that Wales were unable to slow: when Josh Navidi did get over the ball, he was dumped on the ground and England picked and ran, getting over the gainline and widening the point of attack. It was a big moment in the game and he [Newman] got the decision wrong.

CJ: I don't think that's quite fair.

"I thought that I got it down, but the decision didn't go our way".

"They flew a guy over to do a TMO and he has one big call to make and he unfortunately made a awful mistake".

"I can not do much about it now". I just struggled with the wording.

Asked if he felt England exhausted toward the end of the contest, Jones said: "Well, they [Wales] had a seven-day turnaround, we had a short turnaround, I'm so proud of our boys". But in the first half, the TMO ruled out a try for fullback Gareth Anscombe.

"It was wet, greasy, the ball was slippy and we had to do the right things to win the game", said Farrell.

Anscombe expressed his displeasure at the decision claiming the TMOs can be wrong
Anscombe expressed his displeasure at the decision claiming the TMOs can be wrong

Wales coach Warren Gatland was proud of his team's display but was left to rue the TMO decision.

Saturday's success took England, who launched their title defence with a 46-15 rout of Italy in Rome, one step nearer to becoming the first side to win three successive outright Six Nations titles.

Novice No.10 Patchell, given kicking duties in Halfpenny's absence, then pushed a 40-metre penalty from a central position wide.

Seventeen minutes later, the second score owed more to persistence, another thrust from Farrell and this time a desperate offload from Joe Launchbury as he was forced into touch and yet more opportunism from May who caught the ball and crashed over.

"We were relentless in punching holes in them and we did that all day here", said May. "In the second half, some of their players started to tire, the weather conditions got a bit better and we started to open up a little bit".

"Any try for your country is very special and it's an awesome feeling to get two important ones in a game as tight as this".

"They were both totally different tries". "No one else in the team would have scored that first try, apart from Jonny".

"It was tough, particularly in the conditions, [which] made it hard for us to move the ball, but I'm proud of us".

"I was impressed by his leadership, his toughness, his will to win..."



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