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England win in Wales one of best of my career, says Stuart Lancaster

• ‘It’s one of the highest points and shows we’re going in the right direction’
Match report: Wales 16-21 England
Hype, cameras, action on first night
Player ratings from match in Cardiff
The best images from the Millennium Stadium
England see past the mind games to come of age
North a doubt to face Scotland due to suspected concussion

England finally buried the painful memory of their 30-3 defeat in Cardiff two years ago with a rousing second-half comeback to beat Wales 21-16 at the Millennium Stadium. Stuart Lancaster described his side’s win as one of the best moments of his career and the England head coach believes his team are now genuine challengers for this season’s Six Nations title.

The visitors, who trailed 16-8 at half-time, scored 13 unanswered second-half points and can also now claim a psychological advantage ahead of their Rugby World Cup pool meeting with Wales at Twickenham in September. Lancaster singled out his back-row forward James Haskell for particular praise and admitted that winning in Cardiff for the first time as England coach was a special feeling.

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England storm back to beat Wales in stirring Six Nations opener

• Wales 16-21 England
• Relive the action with Dan Lucas’s MBM report
• Wales v England: Six Nations in pictures
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Jonny Wilkinson bows out victorious but Toulon have it all to march on

The French club crush Saracens to retain the Heineken Cup with a galaxy of international caps and no financial cap Continue reading…