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Wales secure Triple Crown

Wales won the Triple Crown with a dramatic 19-12 win over England at Twickenham. They left it late, securing the lead for the first time in the match with a try from Scott Williams 5 minutes from the end.

Even then Wales weren’t safe. England thought they had scored a try in the final seconds, but extensive scrutiny of the video replays failed to show that David Strettle’s touchdown was valid.

"I thought I had scored," Strettle said. "I thought when they flipped me on my back I had got downward pressure. I felt the ball touch the floor. When they showed it on the big screen it looked like it went down as well."

It was a contentious end to an absorbing match. Wales had started as favourites to win at Twickenham, but England had fought stubbornly, adding further fuel to the arguments of those who are suggesting that interim coach Stuart Lancaster should be given the job on a permanent basis.

"Games at this level are decided by very fine margins," Lancaster said after the match. "The players deserve huge credit because they did the red rose proud. The match was not decided by one decision and we have to pick ourselves up before our next match against France in Paris."

"We did not play well," the Wales captain Sam Warburton said, relieved at a win that keeps Grand Slam hopes alive. "We have two tough matches coming up against Italy and France and we have to improve."

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