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Player Ratings: Wales

OPINION: England have beaten Wales 19-17 in their international match at Twickenham in what was scrappy and at times chaotic affair in west London.


Here is how the Wales’ players rated

15 Liam Williams – 8/10
Provided a threat to England throughout the game. Elusive in attack and always looking for work.

14 Josh Adams – 6
Won his 50th cap and was denied a try by an illegal Freddie Steward tackle.

13 Joe Roberts – 8
An outstanding debut by the Scarlets centre, who ran and tackled strongly. Created a try for Tomos Williams and put himself firmly in the World Cup selection mix.

12 Nick Tompkin – 7
An accomplished performance in attack and defence from the Saracens centre. Showcased all his experience.

11 Tom Rogers – 5
A quiet game from the Scarlets wing, although he compiled one threatening attacking moment from limited opportunities.


10 Owen Williams – 6
Whether he did enough to make Wales’ final World Cup squad remains to be seen, but a solid contribution. 6

9 Tomos Williams – 8
Comfortably Wales’ first-choice number nine. Scored a try and was impressive in all areas.

1 Gareth Thomas – 6
Recovered well to lift Wales’ scrummaging effort following early England control.

2 Dewi Lake – 5
The hooker’s first game as Wales captain ended after just 26 minutes when he limped off, giving head coach Warren Gatland a major pre-World Cup scare.


3 Tomas Francis – 6
Did his job, but could come under pressure for a World Cup starting place.

4 Rhys Davies – 6
Offers Wales second-row and back-row options, which could serve him well in terms of World Cup selection.

5 Adam Beard – 5
Took over the captaincy after Lake went off, but blotted his copybook with a late yellow card that led to England’s match-winning penalty.

6 Dan Lydiate – 6
A solid defensive shift from the experienced flanker, who could find himself part of another World Cup squad.

7 Tommy Reffell – 6
Was yellow-carded for a technical offence, but also showed some impressive glimpses in attack and defence.

8 Taine Plumtree – 5
Another player whose evening ended early after he suffered what appeared an arm injury. It was a mixed-bag performance before then.

Replacements – 6
A big effort from the Wales replacements, but they could not offer a sufficient enough collective impact as England fought back.

Source: PA and Rugbypass

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