England win warm-up game at home – England 23-19 Wales

England for long periods looked like they would run away from Wales at Twickenham. leading 13-7 at half time, having had the better of the half but wasted chances The scorers were Haskell for Engalnd and North for Wales, with Wilkinson adding the extras for England and Priestland for Wales.

In the second period Engalnd stretched out to 20 points to 7 before Wales closed the gap. Tuilagi finished a slick move instigated by man of the match Wilkinson, whilst Wilkinson added the extras and drop goals to keep the board ticking. Wales however came into the game with a couple of tries from North and Williams to give us the final score of:

England 23-19 Wales


Tries: Haskell, Tuilagi
Cons: Wilkinson 2
Pen: Wilkinson
Drop-goals: Wilkinson 2
Tries: North 2, Williams
Cons: Priestland 2


England: Armitage, Banahan, Tuilagi, Flutey, Cueto, Wilkinson, Care; Corbisiero, Hartley, Stevens, Shaw, Palmer , Croft, Moody (capt), Haskell. Replacements: Mears (for Hartley, 58), Wilson (for Stevens, 58, Stevens 71 for Corbisiero), Botha (for Shaw, 58), Wood (for Moody, 61), Wigglesworth (for Care, 58), Hodgson (for Wilkinson, 76), Sharples (for Tuilagi, 59).

Wales: Stoddart, North, Davies, Roberts, Shane Williams, Priestland, Phillips; James, Bennett, Mitchell, Davies, AW Jones, Lydiate, Warburton (capt), Faletau. Replacements: Burns (for Bennett, 65), Bevington (for James, 65), Charteris (for AW Jones, 65), R Jones (for Faletau, 55), Knoyle (for Phillips, 61), Scott Williams (for Stoddart, 48), Lloyd Williams.

Referee: S Walsh (ARU)

Attendance: 80,945