Rugby Union

..

Fans can barely believe this incredible tackle from Sam Underhill to secure England win v Wales

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Both England and Wales arrived at Twickenham having won bonus points in their opening games, with England securing theirs through two late tries in a comfortable victory over Italy in Rome.

Jack Nowell and Sam Simmonds both went over in the final six minutes, the latter for his second try, adding to 16 points from Owen Farrell, two tries from Anthony Watson, and another from George Ford in a 46-15 win.

The result gave hopes a boost ahead of their first game at Twickenham, despite an impressive performance of their own from Wales.

Leigh Halfpenny stole the show, scoring 24 of Wales' 34 points against a Scotland side that could only manage a consolation seven in the final few minutes.

The game promised to be full of highlights, although maybe not as many as could have been - Halfpenny being ruled out just hours before the clash certainly put a dampener on Welsh hopes.

Still, things kicked off with a bang as Farrell took under three minutes to demonstrate the kind of skill that people were hoping to see, finding Jonny May for his first Six Nations try.

As good as that was, though, it was actually a try not being scored that stole the plaudits after the game.

England would eventually see out a 12-6 victory, May adding a second try which Farrell converted after missing the first.

But with under twenty minutes to go, Wales broke through the English defence with the score at 12-3 and stormed towards the try-line.

With a try looking absolutely certain, Sam Underhill pulled off an absolutely incredible last-ditch tackle out of nowhere to prevent Wales from getting back into the game.

Just watch how Underhill saves England:

The 21-year-old, playing in just his 5th appearance for England, understandably earned the highest praise for his tackle from fans.

The win puts England level at the top of the table with Ireland ahead of a meeting with Scotland on February 24th.

Wales, on the other hand, will hope to make up ground as they travel to Ireland on the same day.

Topics:
Six Nations
Rugby Union
England Rugby
Owen Farrell
Wales Rugby
Leigh Halfpenny

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again