Ten Facts About Wales v England

It’s the day every Welsh man and woman has been waiting for – the Six Nations is finally here.

It’s the day every Welsh man and woman has been waiting for – the Six Nations is finally here.

Wales take on England in the tournament opener at the Millennium Stadium.

 Here’s 10 things to get you through a pub quiz on the old rivals:

  1. The 2011 Six Nations tournament saw a Friday night opener with Wales and England at the Millennium Stadium – England won 19-26.
  2. Captain Sam Warburton wins his 50th cap for Wales during today’s match, while Scarlets prop Samson Lee plays his first Six Nations Test.
  3. Wales and England have met 125 times – England lead the way though 57-56 (there’ve been 12 draws).
  4. Wales’ record win was a 30-3 victory in the capital two years ago.
  5. But England beat us 62-5 in a World Cup warm-up at Twickenham in 2007.
  6. 11 of Wales starting XV that were part of the record defeat in Cardiff are included in Warren Gatland’s squad.
  7. Wales and England last drew 32 years ago in the Welsh capital – the score was 13-13.
  8. Wales have more combined caps in their squad than England’s entire starting line-up.
  9. Wales have lost just one of their last nine Six Nations games at the Millennium Stadium.
  10. Centre Jamie Roberts starts his 26th Six Nations match today – his tournament debut was exactly 5 years ago.

 

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