How Twitter reacted to England’s Six Nations win over Wales

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The winner of England and Wales’ Six Nations battle at the weekend theoretically, if not mathematically, decided who would be crowned this year’s champions.

As the only two undefeated sides left in the competition, it was an all or nothing contest for the two rivals and, by the end of the game at least, that’s exactly the spirit the match was played in.

Here’s how Twitter reacted as England took a vital 25-21 victory that included a hairy few final minutes for the hosts:

For the English, this match was billed as a World Cup revenge mission

But for the Welsh, it was just a chance to dress up

Owen Farrell opened the scoring for the hosts, with Royalty in attendance

By the time Anthony Watson touched down for the game’s opening try, England had built a 16-0 lead

At that stage there appeared to be no way back for the visitors

21-year-old Maro Itoje was enjoying a fine first half as England ended the first period with their 16-point lead in tact

At the time, every Red Rose fan thought things were easy

Then things started to change

That was quickly followed by another try, this time from George North

Three minutes later, Taulupe Faletau had scored

A Manu Tuilagi tackle stopped North in his tracks in yet another attack, halting Wales’ charge as time ticked away. England breathed a collective sigh of relief

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