Sky Sports claims Wales won ‘strangest Triple Crown in history’
Sky Sports has claimed that Wales won the “strangest Triple Crown in history”, after beating England to win the title.
The claim was made in its live blog of the Six Nations Championship match, which Wales won 40-24 at the Principality Stadium.
According to Sky Sports, Wales was “outplayed” by both Ireland and Scotland, and had “huge slices of luck” against England today.
Wales scored four tries to two against England with Josh Adams, Liam Williams, Kieran Hardy and Cory Hill all crossing the whitewash. Dan Biggar and Callum Sheedy also kicked two penalties each.
The Sky Sports report said: “An incredible Test full of controversy and tries, and at the end of it, Wales have picked up surely the strangest Triple Crown in history?
“Outplayed by Ireland’s 14, completely outplayed by Scotland until a red card, and with some huge slices of luck today, they’ve beaten England, with a late try blowing out the score. We’ve seen it all now!”
Josh Adams’ scored in the 16th minute after a quickly taken tap penalty kick from Dan Biggar. England’s players were standing under the posts, and there are claims that Owen Farrell, the England captain, had been told by referee Pascal Gauzere to speak to his players.
England were furious the score was allowed to stand, with Farrell protesting that water carriers from both teams were on the field. However Gauzere was unmoved and Biggar kicked over the conversion too.
Full-back Liam Williams scored a try on 29 minutes after taking advantage of broken play. This score was also disputed by England.
They pointed to a possible knock on by Louis Rees-Zammit as he tried to gather a kick in behind the defence prior to Williams scooping up the loose ball. However Gauzere and television match official Alex Ruiz decided he hadn’t.
A seething Owen Farell, refused to discuss the incidents after the match, saying they were beyond their control.
The victory means that Wales is still on course for Grand Slam glory. Wayne Pivac’s men face a match they will be expected to win in Italy in two weeks’ time before what is expected to be a Grand Slam decider against France in Paris.