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Tuesday, 31 July, 2001, 20:36 GMT 21:36 UK
Live: Wales 33-38 England
Wales v England
Minute-by-minute action as England take Wales in the rugby league international at Wrexham.

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72 minutes: Try Substitute Paul Acheteson barges his way over the line as the crowd suddenly spring back to life, sensing the real potential of a major upset. Wales 33-38 England Briers adds the two points.

69 minutes: Try Wales are back in the game when Kieron Cunningham's break creates an opportunity for Chris Morley to go over for the score. Wales 27-38 England Briers misses the conversion.

66 minutes: Try Sculthorpe is back on the scoresheet once more for his hat-trick, thanks largely to fantastic groundwork from Terry Newton. Wales 23-38 England Farrell converts.

61 minutes: Try Paul Sculthorpe scores his second try of the night as the Welsh defence is showing major signs of fatigue. Wales 23- 32 England. Farrell adds the extra two points.

59 minutes: Try A bad mistake from Damien Gibson, who plays the ball to no-one, gives Leeds' Karl Pratt the opportunity to score on his debut. Wales 23-27 England. Farrell misses goalkick.

54 minutes: Try Lee Radford scores on his international debut after excellent work from Hull team-mate Paul King. Wales 23-20 England Converted by Farrell.

51 minutes: A superb try-saving tackle from substitute Carl Price denies Karl Pratt a score in the corner.

Mark Lennon and Terry Newton collide
Mark Lennon and Terry Newton collide
49 minutes: Try England finally make their second-half dominance count when excellent driving runs from the forwards sets up captain Andy Farrell for a simple try. Wales 23-16 England Farrell converts his own try.

42 minutes: England Debut boy Paul King is denied a try when the video referee adjudges the Hull forward used a double movement attempting to ground the ball over the tryline.

Half-time

39 minutes: Briers extends Wales' lead further when his drop-kick just creeps over the bar. Wales 23-10 England

34 minutes: Try Jason Lee finishes off a superb sweeping Wales try, instigated from their own half, in the left corner. Wales 22-10 England. Converted by Briers.

32 minutes: The Super League's top scorer Kris Radlinski is hauled down just a metre from the line, but England cannot make their position count.

26 minutes: Try A clever Paul Sculthorpe dummy helps the St Helens man to run in England second try. Wales 16-10 England Farrell misses conversion.

Wales scrum-half Lee Briers
Lee Briers: In excellent kicking from
25 minutes: Mark Lennon spills an awkward high kick from Farrell in the danger area for a drop-out under the posts.

23 minutes: Try Jamie Peacock finally gets England on the scoreboard when he coasts through the Welsh defence, sold on a dummy run, for the try. Wales 16-6 England. Andy Farrell successfully converts.

21 minutes: Paul Anderson batters his way through the Welsh defence, needing three defenders to bring him to ground.

18 minutes: Paul Sculthorpe's knock-on almost sends Mark Lennon through, but Graham Wellens makes an important challenge to avert the danger for England.

14 minutes: Try A superb solo effort from Briers sends the already jubilant Wrexham crowd into raptures. Wales 16-0 England The Warrington man converts his own try.

11 minutes: Try Wales' persistent pressure pays dividends when Damien Gibson capitalises on another bad mistake by Chev Walker to jump on Briers' grubber kick for the score. Wales 10-0 England Briers misses conversion.

9 minutes: Leeds winger Chev Walker puts pressure back on England as he knocks on failing to pick up a low kick five metres from his own line.

Keith Senior attempts to stop Ian Watson
Keith Senior attempts to stop Ian Watson
4 minutes: TryJason Lee bundles past two England defenders from a clever pass from Ian Watson to give Wales the four points. Wales 6-0 England Briers converts.

3 minutes: A cheeky Briers grubber kick five metres from the England line is kicked out of the danger area by Kevin Sinfield, resulting in an England drop-out from under the posts.

2 minutes: Another Briers kick causes problems as Leon Pryce takes the ball right on his own try line.

1 minute: Lee Briers gets proceedings under way with a high up-and-under, but Keith Mason takes out an England player without the ball, resulting in a penalty to England.


Wales: Lennon, Gibson, Pearson, Critchley, Lee, Briers, Eaton, Mason, Watson, Whittle, Morley, Busby, Cunningham.
Replacements: Atcheson, Hughes, Dean, Price.

England: Wellens, Pryce, Radlinski, Senior, Walker, Sculthorpe, Deacon, Anderson, Newton, McDermott, Peacock, Sinfield, Farrell.
Replacements: Pratt, King, Sykes, Radford. Referee: T Alibert (France)

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