Wales gained a valuable victory in Pool A, narrowly beating England. England seemed to be in control for much of the game, but Wales always kept themselves in touch, establishing a lead with 9 minutes to go. England did get a kickable penalty in the last 4 minutes, but kicked for the corner and Wales defended the lineout and claimed the victory.
England appear to have handed the game to Wales; they allowed Wales to keep in touch, made some poor decisions at times and discipline was poor. Too many penalties seemed avoidable and were within range for Wales to keep in touch. England now have a crucial game against Australia, which they must win if they are to qualify for the quarter finals. For Wales, they now have an excellent chance of qualifying for the quarter finals.