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Last Updated: Sunday, 9 November, 2003, 09:26 GMT
Clockwatch: Eng 28-17 Wales

All the action from the quarter-final in Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium.


Full time: England 28-17 Wales


80 mins: Wales run from deep for one last effort but lose the ball and Wilkinson drops a goal to finish the match.
England 28-17 Wales

79 mins: Ball-up-the-jumper stuff for England now, keeping control of the ball before Catt fires the clearing kick.

77 mins: Wales laying siege to the England 22 in search of the two scores they need, but the handling is becoming a little ragged as passes are forced.

73 mins: England dive in over a ruck and Harris steps up for a huge pressure penalty that he slices wide of the right-hand post.

70 mins: Chants of "Wales! Wales!" as the Welsh crowd tries to lift their players and it seems to work, as Peel makes the break, Taylor takes it on, Sweeny hoists the cross-kick and Martyn Williams scores. Harris takes the successful conversion.
England 25-17 Wales

67 mins: Dawson heads for the sidelines as Kyran Bracken takes over at scrum-half for England.

65 mins: Wales concede their 15th penalty of the match for Llewellyn jumping across the lineout and Wilkinson punishes them once again.
England 25-10 Wales

64 mins: Mefin Davies replaces McBryde at hooker and Dwayne Peel takes over at scrum-half for Cooper as Wales summon fresh legs.

62 mins: Now it's Catt's turn to make the midfield break - he's made a huge difference to England's fortunes since coming on - but the Wales cover is good.

60 mins: Wilkinson spots a gap and races through, Dallaglio takes it on to be tackled by Gareth Thomas. Sidoli looks to have stolen possession but McBryde has wandered offside and Wilkinson kicks a simple penalty.
England 22-10 Wales

56 mins: Jonathan Thomas - not as effective as last week against the All Blacks, but still having had a good game - is off to be replaced by Martyn Williams at flanker for Wales. Stephen Jones has a cut and Ceri Sweeney replaces him.

55 mins: Catt fires a relieving kick upfield, Gareth Thomas runs it back but has no support and it's a careless penalty to give Wilkinson another shot at goal.
England 19-10 Wales

54 mins: Harris holds the England defence and gives Mark Jones a flat, fast pass with space to work in, but Robinson is alive to the danger and puts in the tackle.

53 mins: Wales come roaring back and Gareth Thomas surges through the midfield. The attack breaks down but Wales have a scrum in front of the posts. Greenwood is off and Stuart Abbott takes his place in England's midfield.

50 mins: Rumbling route-one stuff for England allows them to exert control through the forwards. The ball seems to have squirted out of the back of a ruck and Charvis pounces on it, but the referee disagrees and Wilkinson gets to kick another penalty.
England 16-10 Wales

48 mins: Fresh legs as Trevor Woodman replaces Jason Leonard at prop for England, while Gareth Llewellyn takes over at lock for Wales instead of Brent Cockbain.

45 mins: Catt's intelligent pass sends Tindall free, Taylor drags him down from behind. Wales put up a wall of tackles in defence of their try line, but do concede a penalty for Wilkinson to give England the lead.
England 13-10 Wales

43 mins: Robinson at last provides a spark for England, zooming between Taylor and Harris to put Greenwood in for a try at the corner. Wilkinson makes a superb conversion
England 10-10 Wales

42 mins: Early golden chance for Wales as Williams seizes a loose ball, only for Cooper to spill what was surely a try-scoring pass.

41 mins: Wales almost bounce back onto the field in their eagerness while England march back on with looks of grim determination. Mike Catt is on as an England replacement for Luger.


Half-time: England 3-10 Wales


40 mins: Tindall breaks through and sends Greenwood towards the Wales try line, Sidoli chops him down and Charvis gathers and launches a counter-attack, only for Cohen to drag Mark Jones into touch. Great end to a superb half of rugby.

36 mins: England are reeling - Cooper puts in the grubber for Mark Jones to chase, who races away from Cohen. Wilkinson tidies up but Luger's clearance kick actually goes backwards towards touch.

33 mins: Iestyn Harris take turnover ball and with great vision fires it deep downfield for Williams to chase. Cohen gets there first but concedes the penalty. Wales, full of confidence, go for the five-metre lineout and skipper Colin Charvis scores the try. Jones misses the conversion again
England 3-10 Wales

30 mins: Shane Williams fields a kick, dances around Ben Kay and races upfield, Gareth Cooper takes it on with great pace, Gareth Thomas in support, back to Williams who gives the scoring pass to Stephen Jones. Magnificent try, although Jones misses the conversion.
England 3-5 Wales

29 mins: Wales prop Adam Jones limps off injured to be replaced by Gethin Jenkins.

27 mins: Constant pressure from England now but another crushing tackle from Taylor on Greenwood forces the England centre to drop the ball.

24 mins: The pressure eventually tells and Wales concede a penalty, Ben Cohen grabs the ball and hoists it to the wing but Mark Jones is on hand to call for the mark.

23 mins: Mike Tindall makes a great midfield break that's carried on by Will Greenwood and England camp in Wales' 22.

21 mins: England go through 10 phases but have to eventually resort to a Wilkinson drop-goal attempt that goes wide off his weaker right foot.

19 mins: Both sides are finding it hard to hang onto the ball as the defensive work at the tackle area is outstanding.

16 mins: Sidoli makes a fine break but spoils things by holding on in the tackle as Neil back swarms all over him, giving Wilkinson another penalty chance that this time he converts.
England 3-0 Wales

13 mins: Wales lock Brent Cockbain reacts to something in a ruck and shoves England skipper Martin Johnson over - referee Alain Rolland reacts sensibly and tells all concerned to behave.

11 mins: England are penalised in their own half for crossing as Jason Robinson runs out of defence, but Wales fly-half Stephen Jones matches opposite number Wilkinson by hitting the post with his goal kick.

10 mins: England try again as Lawrence Dallaglio breaks the line, but as the ball is spun wide Wales centre Mark Taylor puts in a crunching tackle to halt things.

9 mins: England regroup through their forwards and rumble upfield but eventually Wales isolate the ball carrier and claim the penalty for holding on in the tackle.

7 mins: Wilkinson misses a touch-finder and Wales immediately put it through the backs, with wing Shane Williams chipping ahead for the try line but being beaten by the bounce.

6 mins: Both sides have wasted early scoring opportunities, but an injury to Wales hooker Robin McBryde allows the players to gather their thoughts.

5 mins: Ben Cohen and Dan Luger fluff a simple midfield move with a forward pass and Wales launch an attack from the scrum. England are stretched and Robert Sidoli has the try line at his mercy but loses the ball.

2 mins: Early break by Matt Dawson takes England into Wales' 22. Wales concede a penalty but Wilkinson hits the post.

1 min: Jonny Wilkinson, winning his 50th cap, kicks off for England to get the game underway. Wales clear to Stephen Jones who sends a fine kick into English territory.


Kick-off 1005 GMT: England and Wales take the field for a rematch of the 1987 World Cup quarter-final.

England prop Jason Leonard equals Frenchman Philippe Sella's world record of 111 Test appearances.


England: J Robinson; D Luger, W Greenwood, M Tindall, B Cohen; J Wilkinson, M Dawson; J Leonard, S Thompson, P Vickery, M Johnson (c), B Kay, L Moody, N Back, L Dallaglio.
Replacements: D West, T Woodman, S Shaw, J Worsley, K Bracken, M Catt, S Abbott.

Wales: G Thomas; M Jones, M Taylor, I Harris, S Williams; S Jones, G Cooper; I Thomas, R McBryde, A Jones; B Cockbain, R Sidoli; D Jones, C Charvis (capt), J Thomas.
Replacements: M Davies, G Jenkins, G Llewellyn, M Williams, D Peel, C Sweeney, K Morgan.

Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland).





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