Jones set to target Wales rookie Patchell

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Jones set to target Wales rookie Patchell

Wales' Gareth Davies during the NatWest 6 Nations match at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff.

It was a 24th win from their last 25 games and 23 victories out of 24 Tests under Jones.

Dan Biggar converted then kicked a penalty for a miraculous success, another one in London under Gatland that means they don't have any demons for Saturday.

Cipriani has not been used by his country since being omitted from Stuart Lancaster's 2015 Rugby World Cup squad, his 14 Test caps a paltry return for the obvious talent he possesses.

Wales' 34-7 victory over Scotland rightly turned heads as the home side showcased plenty of running rugby.

There was a sense of déjà vu for Warren Gatland as he processed Wales' tight defeat to England on Saturday.

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones agreed with his coach's assessment. Their last four tournament (Rugby World Cup and Six Nations) meetings have all been decided by five points or less.

Liam Williams' score and the boot of Leigh Halfpenny had given Wales a 13-8 half-time lead.

Farrell skewed the resultant conversion wide and Wales missed the chance to reduce the deficit to just two points on seven minutes when Rhys Patchell missed with a long-range penalty attempt.

Care's reliable kicking and safe hands enabled Farrell and George Ford to play their naturally creative game easily alongside.

Gareth Davies scored Wales' first try against Scotland
Gareth Davies scored Wales first try against Scotland

Te'o will win his 10th cap if he comes on against Wales and could go head-to-head with Warriors teammate Josh Adams who has retained his place in the starting line-up.

The 24-year-old has been the focus a great deal of attention this week.

Ten years ago last week, at just 20 years of age, the Wasps fly-half stepped off the England bench to make his global debut at Twickenham against Saturday's opposition.

England got off to the ideal start when a perfectly weighted kick by Owen Farrell landed just short of the line and was picked up by May to score. He's a young guy, he's inexperienced and is their third-choice 10.

Newman said Joseph had got their first and that Anscombe had failed to exert enough downward pressure on the bouncing ball.

What followed in the first half was an attritional affair, full of physicality and a total of 153 tackles but to their credit Wales only conceded one penalty in a gripping first 40 minutes played in wet conditions. They finished off a tiring defence with tries from phase play, but Italy had 27 more rucks in the match, twice exploiting a narrow defence, but for the most part making little progress against the defensive wall either side of the breakdown. To me it's disappointing that you get that decision wrong at such a pivotal moment of the game, such a big decision.

"He made a decision and you get on with it".

"They are really going to test us".

"We have spoken this week about being clinical and taking our chances and having to step up from last week to improve again this week".

Alun Wyn Jones sarcastically thanked "Uncle Eddie" for the criticism of his captaincy ahead of Saturday's England-Wales clash.

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