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6 Nations and the triple crown for WALES...

How often do this happens?

Parity might have been fairer to both sides at the end of an absorbing and vibrantly entertaining contest on a beautiful afternoon at Twickenham, but it was Wales's response to adversity that provided the foundation for a victory which keeps them on course for a possible grand slam showdown with France in Cardiff on 17 March, assuming they can dispose of Italy at home a week earlier.

On Saturday they could say that they won because of, rather than despite, their bad habit of losing players to yellow cards. When Rhys Priestland, having perhaps his worst game in a Wales jersey, went to the sin bin for an illegal tackle on Alex Corbisiero in the 45th minute it enabled the remaining 14 to demonstrate their resilience, to themselves as much as to their opponents. And they had yardsticks by which to measure their progress.


Two years ago at Twickenham they lost Alun Wyn Jones with the score at 3-3, and by the time the lock returned they were 13-3 behind and on the way to a heavy defeat. Last year in Cardiff the prop Craig Mitchell was sent to the sin bin with the score at 9-13 and 10 minutes later it was 9-23, a margin from which they were unable to recover.

On Saturday Priestland departed with England leading 9-6, and Owen Farrell swiftly kicked the penalty to double the margin. But then Wales dug in. They made the most of the restart and, with the significant assistance of Mike Phillips, their forwards kept virtually unbroken possession until the fly-half's return.

Leigh Halfpenny capped their achievement by kicking a three-pointer that meant no net loss.


t's the first time in Wales's history that they've won the triple crown at Twickenham how great is it?


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it was a fantastic finish after Rugby days to decide with a touch-match! all did there best to solve various Rugby situations in sport, well done guys! Again we had the weather with us and you had all the energy in each attack or defenses situation...


Today we test, tag-rugby. touch, kick, drop kick, tackling drill so well done! Tomorrow, unfortunately, is the last day of instruction and rugby, we will use the entire session to play and I want you to use all these "rugby-keys" you received from us...


thanks so much for a great workout! we were lucky with the weather too, right? working with touch-exercises with depth probably help to be able to use us tomorrow or for you who determines you to go to Gothenburg with Exiles!     please cli...

what a great workout today! it seems like you are having fun! I think it works very well even though it was quite hot, so I would like to remind you of the bottle of water. Tomorrow Tuesday we will continue with:  challenge of tackle exerc...

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