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Trophy time again for Wales thanks to record score over England

Trophy time for Wales greats Alun Wyn Jones and George North

Trophy time again for Wales thanks to record score over England

What a day for Welsh rugby, with a first Triple crown for new head coach Wayne Pivac and his team and a record breaking score against England.

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In the year that the RFU celebrates its 150th birthday, the WRU its 140th and international between Wales and England reaches 140 years, the meeting at Principality Stadium on Saturday was the 125th meeting between the two nations in a championship context.

It is incredible to note that over that sequence of fixtures there is only one match between the two teams. The Welsh win was the 56th and England have 57, with 12 matches drawn, while England lead in the 137 match series overall between the two teams 65-60.

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FOR THE RECORD . . . WALES 40 – 24 ENGLAND

40 points is the most ever scored by Wales against England in any match since 1881

6 more than in Cardiff in the 34-21 win in 1967 that stopped England winning the Triple Crown

16 point winning margin was biggest in fixture since 20013, when Wales won 30-3

4 tries is the most scored by Wales against England in the Six Nations

4 conversions is the most against England in the Six Nations by Wales and any other team

1 try bonus point against England for the first time

22 Triple Crowns for Wales now and the fourth with England as the final match

5 Triple Crowns in the Six Nations equals the record of Ireland and England

4 Grand Slams by Wales is already a Six Nations record and they could now seal a fifth

ALUN WYN JONES – CAPTAIN FANTASTIC!

4 Triple Crowns, 3 Grand Slams, 4 Six Nations titles

10 wins over England – one behind JPR Williams – from record 23 games

45 games as Wales captain, four short of Sam Warburton

38 wins from 61 games in Six Nations

GEORGE NORTH – WORLD RECORD BREAKER

100 caps for Wales and 3 for British & Irish Lions

28 years, 320 days old as youngest player to reach 100 caps for one country

3 Triple Crowns, 2 Grand Slams, 3 Six Nations titles

21 Six Nations tries

42 tries for Wales

44 tries including Lions

 

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