Jones lauds 'wonderful' start to Six Nations fixtures


First, the No 9 delayed his pass a second too long at the halfway line, allowing opposite number Gareth Davies to intercept and streak away. It's definitely do-able, but we will have to be a step up again. We have got to handle that and be better.

Wales have not beaten England in the Six Nations since 2013, the year when they pipped their grand slam chasing rivals to the title with a 30-3 victory in Cardiff to deny them on points difference. We don't want to discourage the boys from doing that, but sometimes there is that realisation that if we hold it for that extra phase, you can get them on the next one.

"I am lucky enough to have played in this competition a couple of times now and know how important the first game is, making sure that we win. We have always been slow starters, so it is not a bad start for us". "We know they have some world-class players who in space can cause some damage, so we focused on shutting that down".

Warren Gatland has opted to stick with the Wales XV that started Saturday's Six Nations win against Scotland for this weekend's trip to face England, while George North is named among the replacements.

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Lock Cory Hill, meanwhile, went off for a head injury assessment during the Scotland encounter.

"We spoke so much during the week about coming down (to Cardiff) and winning", Scotland hooker McInally said. From that, they got more and more confident.

North and Williams both offer considerable experience - they have 114 Test caps between them - while Dragons back Amos was a stand-out performer during Wales' autumn campaign earlier this season. North missed the opening match of the tournament last weekend because of tight hamstrings, and couldn't bump out Josh Adams, who made his debut against Scotland.