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Like Ramos facing Colbay, Englishman George Ford was tricked into his conversion by the wily Welshmen.

Like Ramos facing Colbay, Englishman George Ford was tricked into his conversion by the wily Welshmen.

During England's narrow win over Wales (16–14), England striker George Ford failed to convert the first try. After a foot movement, he was surprised by the Welsh.

George Ford did a Thomas Ramos. During England's win over a heroic Welsh side at Twickenham (16-14) this Saturday, England opening XV De La Rose converted De La Rose's first try to put the English back on their opponents' level with 13 against. 15. Except nothing goes as planned by the Sharks player.

Slightly off-centre on the right, Ford made his usual footwork but didn't see the Welsh move up quickly enough to prevent the striker from scoring. A move that inevitably calls to mind Cezlin Kolbe's opposition to Tomas Ramos in the World Cup quarter-final last October.

The British go through the back door

XV de la Rose led the match from start to finish, thanks to a penalty by George Ford (72nd), whose opener had not won until then. After last week's narrow 27-26 defeat against Scotland in Cardiff, the Welsh could be regretting how they managed to hold their heads high despite a disastrous start. The locals showed clumsiness in attack and lack of discipline in defence, which resulted in a double inferiority complex in the first period.

Despite Ford's two missed conversions, the English saved their first piece of furniture at Twickenham. The League XV grabbed a small consolation defensive bonus before challenging the competition's fearsome Ireland in two weeks' time. Four years after the last, England travel to Edinburgh to challenge Scotland on Saturday to continue their title dream (16-20).

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