Wales beat England in Rugby World Cup thriller

  • 27 September 2015
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Wales beat England in an epic 28-25 victory at Twickenham in the Rugby World Cup.

England were leading 22-12 with half an hour to play and looked to be in control, but the concession of a series of penalties, many at the breakdown, kept Wales in the game.

Prince Harry and Prince William were at Twickenham watching, with Harry supporting England and William cheering on Wales.

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Wales coach Warren Gatland said England made a mistake by not going for a late penalty kick that could have drawn their Group A match at Twickenham.

Instead with three minutes left, England captain Chris Robshaw opted for a five-metre line-out that Wales won.

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Biggar held his nerve to clinch victory with a kick from almost on the halfway line, which comfortably cleared the crossbar despite the distance.

Dan Biggar kicked all seven of his penalties in an all-round performance that saw the Osprey named man of the match, and Gatland admitted the fly-half "kept us in the game".

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Wales now have one foot in the quarter-finals, while England will have to beat Australia to keep their hopes alive.

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