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Wales stage comeback to beat England

03/02/2008 06:24:39 AM Comments (0)

Wales staged a remarkable second-half comeback with two tries in three minutes to beat England 26-19 at Twickenham in the Six Nations on Saturday.

Wales trailed 16-6 at halftime after penalties and a drop goal by Jonny Wilkinson and a try by Toby Flood, with only James Hook penalties to their name.

England failed to wrap up things up, hampered by a series of injuries, and allowed the visitors to creep back into the match with two quick Hook penalties before Lee Byrne and Mike Phillips went over for tries in the 67th and 70th minutes.

The result gave Wales their first win at Twickenham since 1988.

Earlier, Ireland beat Italy 16-11, while holders France visit Scotland on Sunday.

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