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Last Updated: Saturday, 5 February, 2005, 17:04 GMT
As it happened: Wales 11-9 England
All the action from Cardiff.

FULL TIME: Wales claim a famous victory, their first over England in Cardiff since 1993 to spark wild scenes of celebration in the Welsh capital.

79 mins: A Henson drop goal is charged down after John Yapp's charge. Wales win a scrum five.

77 mins: Wales win a penalty at the restart to get back into the England half.

76 mins: PENALTY Henson nails a mighty kick as the crowd go delirious.
Wales 11-9 England

74 mins: Wales win a penalty as Jason Robinson fails to release on the floor. Gavin Henson lines up a massive kick at goal from near the touch line.

72 mins: Graham Rowntree returns in place of the injured Julian White. Jon Thomas and John Yapp come on for Wales in place of Brent Cockbain and Adam Jones.

71 mins: Wales attack furiously from a charged-down kick. After 12 phases Josh Lewsey forces a knock-on from Gareth Thomas in the shadow of England's posts.

70 mins: PENALTY Hodgson makes no mistake to put England ahead for the first time.
Wales 8-9 England

68 mins: Gethin Jenkins is penalised for not rolling away after making a tackle on Ben Kay. Charlie Hodgson goes for goal.

66 mins: Danny Grewcock is replaced by Steve Borthwick, the crowd booing him off the pitch after his earlier yellow card.

64 mins: Danny Grewcock loses the ball, allowing a Wales counter attack back into the England half but Hal Luscombe fails to capitalise. Kevin Morgan replaces Luscombe on the Wales wing.

62 mins: Olly Barkley's superb kick pins Wales down 5m from their line. Harry Ellis replaces Matt Dawson at scrum-half for England, Ryan Jones is on for Dafydd Jones in Wales' back row.

60 mins: Gareth Cooper replaces Dwayne Peel at scrum-half for Wales.

58 mins: Andy Hazell goes offside from a Wales line out, giving Stephen Jones a penalty shot at goal from long range. It is on target but dips under the posts.

57 mins: Phil Vickery replaces Graham Rowntree in the England front row. Olly Barkley is on for Mathew Tait at centre.

56 mins: England struggle to control scrum ball on a Millennium Stadium pitch cutting up atrociously.

55 mins: A dangerous Wales attack from broken play ends in a knock on 10m from the England line.

48 mins: PENALTY Hodgson makes no mistake to close the gap to two points.
Wales 8-6 England

46 mins: Mefin Davies comes in at the side of a ruck to give Hodgson a penalty shot at goal from 38m.

45 mins: A dangerous England attack ends with a huge Henson tackle on Mathew Tait - to the delight of the crowd.

44 mins: Worsley returns along with Gareth Thomas and Danny Grewcock after their sin binnings.

41 mins: James Forrester on as a blood replacement for Joe Worsley.

41 mins: A mighty roar from the Millennium Stadium as the teams re-emerge.

Half time: Wales hold a narrow lead after a thrilling, incident-packed first 40.

39 mins: A superb Henson kick lands a line out 5m from the England line, but Hodgson clears well.

37 mins: Martyn Williams illegally steals ball at a ruck on his 22, giving England a kickable penalty. Charlie Hodgson goes for goal but slices badly wide.

34 mins: Steve Walsh sin bins England lock Danny Grewcock for reckless use of the boot on a head. Gareth Thomas joins him for the retaliation and England win the penalty.

33 mins: Mefin Davies rumbles close but is held out as Wales win another 5m scrum, but Gareth Thomas sees something at the ruck and runs in with a punch on Jason White.

32 mins: A superb Stephen Jones kick forces a Josh Lewsey mistake to win Wales a 5m scrum.

26 mins: A superb Jason Robinson run from his own 22 wins a penalty and moves England into the Wales half.

23 mins: PENALTY Jones strokes over the kick.
Wales 8-3 England

21 mins: Wales win a penalty as Chris Jones stamps on Gareth Thomas at a ruck. Stephen Jones goes for goal from the 22m line.

19 mins: Jamie Noon fumbles a Henson high kick to give Wales a line-out in the England 22. Wales win the ball but Stephen Jones misses a drop goal.

18 mins: A Hodgson drop goal rebounds off the post.

15 mins: Gavin Henson puts in a crunching hit on 18-year-old debutant Mathew Tait.

14 mins: PENALTY Hodgson lands the easy strike.
Wales 5-3 England

13 mins: England win a penalty after strong forward drives resulting from lost Wales scrum ball. Charlie Hodgson goes for goal from the 22m line, in front of goal.

9 mins: TRY Wales attack dangerously from another lost England line-out and Michael Owen feeds Shane Williams who squeezes in at the corner. Stephen Jones misses the conversion.
Wales 5-0 England

6 mins: Dwayne Peel troubles England with a quickly taken penalty, helping win another penalty in the England half. Stephen Jones goes for goal from 47m but pushes his shot wide.

2 mins: England lose their first line out and Jones plants Wales deep in the England half.

1 min: A fine Hodgson kick put Wales under pressure near their own line, but Wales win the ball and Stephen Jones clears.

1730 GMT Charlie Hodgson kicks off the action at the Millennium Stadium.

The atmosphere in Cardiff is vibrant as Wales go looking for a first victory over England in the city for 12 years.

Tom Shanklin has moved from wing to centre for Wales in place of the injured Sonny Parker, with Martyn Williams in at open-side for Colin Charvis, who has a foot problem.

Chris Jones is a late addition to the England team in place of the injured Lewis Moody.

The world champions have an unusually inexperienced look, ravaged by injuries and retirements, and 18-year-old Mathew Tait debuts in the centre.

In another late injury blow, classical star Russell Watson was unable to sing "God Save the Queen" because he has flu.

The Welsh national anthem was sung by Bryn Terfel, Aled Jones and Katherine Jenkins.


Wales: G Thomas (capt); H Luscombe, T Shanklin, G Henson, S Williams; S Jones, D Peel; G Jenkins, M Davies, A Jones, B Cockbain, R Sidoli, D Jones, M Williams, M Owen.
Replacements: R McBryde, J Yapp, J Thomas, R Jones, G Cooper, C Sweeney, K Morgan.

England: J Robinson (capt); M Cueto, M Tait, J Noon, J Lewsey; C Hodgson, M Dawson; G Rowntree, S Thompson, J White, D Grewcock, B Kay, C Jones, A Hazell, J Worsley.
Replacements: A Titterrell, P Vickery, S Borthwick, J Forrester, H Ellis, O Barkley, B Cohen.

Referee: Steve Walsh (New Zealand).




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