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England outlast Wales

November 09, 2003 21:08 IST

England beat Wales 28-17 in Brisbane, Australia, on Sunday to book a place in the Rugby World Cup semi-final.

Clive Woodward's side now head to Sydney to take on France.

England trailed 10-3 at halftime but Jason Robinson set up a try for Will Greenwood to level the scores early in the second half.

Jonny Wilkinson then kicked England to victory with a string of penalties and a last second drop-goal.

Wales defended really well in the first half. Captain Colin Charvis crashed over before halftime to get the Welsh supporters on their feet.

Martyn Williams scored a late try but it was too late for Wales.

England: J Robinson, D Luger, W Greenwood, M Tindall, B Cohen, J Wilkinson, M Dawson; J Leonard, S Thompson, P Vickery, M Johnson (capt), B Kay, L Moody, N Back, L Dallaglio.

Replacements: D West, T Woodman, S Shaw, J Worsley, K Bracken, M Catt, S Abbott.

Wales: G Thomas; M Jones, M Taylor, I Harris, S Williams; S Jones, G Cooper; I Thomas, R McBryde, A Jones; B Cockbain, R Sidoli; D Jones, C Charvis (capt), J Thomas.

Replacements: M Davies, G Jenkins, G Llewellyn, M Williams, D Peel, C Sweeney, K Morgan.

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