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Match Facts

England have won their last five Six Nations games against Wales, however the last four of those victories have all come by margins smaller than that of a converted try.

Wales have lost their last two home games against England in the Six Nations despite leading at half-time on both occasions, managing to score just three points overall in the second half of those two games combined.

Wales have won 11 consecutive matches in all competitions, equalling their longest winning run in Test history (W11, 1907-1910).

Wales have won 12 of their last 14 home games in the Six Nations, however the only side to beat them in that time is England (2015, 2017).

England have scored their opening try within the first five minutes of eight of their 14 Tests since the beginning of 2018, Jonny May crossing for four of those eight tries, no other side has scored more than three in this same period of their games.

England sit at the top of the 2019 Six Nations table despite having beaten fewer defenders than any other team (29) and missed more tackles (61) than anyone else, Wales have the best tackle success rate of any side (90%).

George North’s two tries for Wales against France in the opening round lifted his Six Nations tally to 19, only three players have scored more in the 5/6 Nations (Brian O’Driscoll 26, Ian Smith 24, Shane Williams 22).

Since the start of 2018, England’s Jonny May has scored more international tries (12 in 13 games) than any other player (Rieko Ioane 11).

Jonny May has scored in four consecutive Six Nations appearances, no player has scored in five consecutive games for England in the tournament since Rory Underwood in 1991-1992 (Will Greenwood, Mark Cueto and Anthony Watson all scored in four consecutive matches).

England’s Mark Wilson has made more tackles (47) than any other player in the 2019 Six Nations so far, he has also attended the second most rucks of anyone in the competition (84, Rory Best 91).

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8 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

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