England halt Wales' winning streak with 33-19 triumph at Twickenham

Billy Vunipola scored the opening try for England
Billy Vunipola scored the opening try for England

England 33-19 Wales, Twickenham Stadium

England brought an end to Wales' winning streak as they completed a 33-19 win in their World Cup warm-up game at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday.

The red rose team made most of the early exchanges with Billy Vunipola creating an impact straightaway with a fourth minute try and skipper George Ford followed with the conversion to make it 7-0.

Eddie Jones' men soon doubled their lead after Joe Cokanasiga scored from close range in the 13th minute and once again Ford kicked the extras to make it 14-0.

The response from Wales came in the 22nd minute when Gareth Davies powered past the defence of Wales to cross over and Gareth Anscombe followed with the conversion to make the scoreline 14-7.

England suffered a setback in the half-hour mark when Tom Curry left the field with a shoulder injury and by the 34th it was Anscombe, who had a knee issue.

Just as the half-time was approaching, Luke Cowan-Dickie pounced on a loose ball to touchdown that ensured England had the upper hand at the end of the first half with a 21-7 scoreline.

Ford further stretched England's lead to 17 points with a penalty goal early in the second half but back to back tries from George North and Alun Wyn Jones in the 50th and 56th minutes that brought down the gap to 24-19.

The final quarter saw Ford kick back to back penalties and Elliot Daly followed it with a drop goal to ensure England completed a 33-19 victory.

The two teams will meet once again at Millennium Stadium on 17th August.

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