April 12, 2024

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

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

George Ford did a Thomas Ramos. During England's win over the mighty Welsh 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 against 13. 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. As they did in last week's 27-26 defeat against Scotland in Cardiff, the Welsh may regret it. 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. England travel to Edinburgh to challenge Scotland, who were defeated by France (16-20) on Saturday, in order to continue their title dream after four years.

Original article published in RMC Sport

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