Published: Fri, March 01, 2019
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

Jones determined to fight for Six Nations

Jones determined to fight for Six Nations

Wales lock Cory Hill has been ruled out of the remainder of the Six Nations with an ankle injury, the Welsh Rugby Union has confirmed.

"Cory was outstanding on Saturday, obviously with his try as well and he's a fantastic player for us". Catches stuck, kicks were fewer but more effective, Wales played the phases with pick-and-goes, and sustained pressure was put on England, who coughed up penalties.

Following some wonderful offloading by the backline, Breach added her second when she handed off and broke through before Wales wing Jess Kavanagh stepped off her wing for their first points, but England led 29-5 at the break.

Wales coach Warren Gatland says his side must build on their victory over England and create something special.

England Women head coach Simon Middleton said: "We're really pleased with the result - to score 50 points in any game is impressive but to score 50 today is testament to some skilful play and to staying in the game and overcoming some frustration to finish strong".

Speaking in press conference after the match, Jones said: "I took him off because he was becoming exhausted".

The New Zealander will be standing down as Wales coach after the World Cup after 12 years in charge and has ensured they will miss him massively.

"Not just from a physical point of view, from a mental point of view, too", Gatland said with pride.


Conversely England had looked imperious in blowing away defending champions Ireland and France and arrived in Cardiff seeking a sixth successive Six Nations win over their old rivals.

There is, however, an element of truth to it - her age belies a depth of experience that spans more than 20 worldwide caps, two Six Nations and a World Cup final.

"It (Wales' 21-13 victory) was a bit of an upset - not for us, because we were pretty confident in ourselves and how we've worked".

"I thought Cory Hill was enormous".

"Credit to England - the exchanges we had in that second half, we knew it was going to be a turnover or a bad bounce of the ball that decided the game".

"Beating England was an upset, not for us because we expected to win, but it would have been for a lot of people".

If the All Blacks came to Twickenham on Saturday, I think that England would win - that is how good I think they are.

"You could see a couple of moments when Owen (Farrell) put a ball out on the full".

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