Warren Gatland warns Wales to stay grounded or face slip-up in Scotland

Warren Gatland warns Wales to stay grounded or face slip-up in Scotland

It also put the Grand Slam in sight, with visits to come from France in two weeks and, in the last round, defending champions Ireland, a fitting finale.

England head coach Eddie Jones has said Maro Itoje could be fast-tracked back into their Six Nations squad for their next game against Italy after Courtney Lawes was ruled out of the tournament.

Gatland's claim that Sinckler was an "emotional time bomb" was proved partly correct and the combustible prop was quickly replaced by Jones, who demanded a sympathetic assessment of the 25-year-old.

"We are a team that genuinely week on week - and I have never been a part of like it in any England, Saracens or Lions team - is desperate to learn and get better".

His team probably tried to force the game too much early on and paid the price as England's enormously impressive and aggressive defense forced errors and helped them forge a 10-3 halftime lead. "Full credit to Wales they deserved the win and played very well".

France had lost 10 of their past 13 games going into the Scotland encounter, having fallen to Wales in their opening championship match before being hammered 44-8 by England.

Hill packed down alongside skipper Alun Wyn Jones as Wales beat England to keep their hopes of a Grand Slam alive in head coach Warren Gatland's last season in charge.

The atmosphere, as expected, was electric but the thousands of England fans who had found tickets made their presence felt with "Swing Low" reverberating around the ground, before being drowned out by a cascade of boos.

Wales had their lineout wobbles but Gatland said: "The second half was as good as it gets and a lot of people out there might sit up and take a little bit of notice".

As well, their first win over England in six years was their 12th straight overall, a new national record.

Following their shock 21-13 defeat to Wales at the Millennium Stadium, England's misery has been compounded with confirmation that Lawes has suffered a calf strain.

'But any loss is someone else's opportunity and we have some fantastic players in that position as well'. I wouldn't say it means more to them. "The accuracy deficit was manifest in the kicking game in the second half". I really did. It brings a smile to your face. We have won big games before and we are going to win big games again.

England are playing the best rugby in the Six Nations at the moment.

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