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You're the analyst: What were the keys to this Wales try against England?

Tell us what went right and wrong for this try in last weekend’s Six Nations action.

ENGLAND WERE VICTORIOUS against Wales last weekend in Cardiff in what was one of the finest Six Nations games in recent memory.

While Rob Howley’s men were left dejected by the late defeat to the English, they were excellent for large parts of the game and provided several thrilling moments, including the Liam Williams try below.


You have possibly read some of our analysis here on The42, but now we want you to take up the analyst’s role.

How did the English defence slip up to allow Williams to dot down? Our analysis is never about picking on players for making mistakes, but does attempt to learn what the defensive side could have done better.

How would Eddie Jones, Paul Gustard and the England players have viewed this incident?

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Of course, every action on a rugby pitch involves two teams. What did the Welsh do well to manufacture this try? What were the key attacking principles?

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Again, the idea is to learn from the thinking behind the Welsh scrum attack.

The majority of the time, there’s not a single correct ‘answer’ in these situations, so feel free to provide your reading of the incident that resulted in Williams dotting down.

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