Wales opened their 2008 Six Nations in style by defeating England 26-19 for their first win over England at Twickenham in 20 years. The win was the start of great things for the Welsh side as they went on to win the Grand Slam that year.
The 82,000 in attendance most likely thought the streak would be continued after Toby Flood gave the home side the lead with his 23rd minute try. The Rugby World Cup finalist pushed the lead to 19-6 when newly appointed Warren Gatland’s side when on the offensive scoring an unanswered 20 points.
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The win hushed Gatland’s critics who had berated his fielding a record 13 players from Ospreys. The number of players from one club in the starting lineup is a record.
The comments from opposite camps summed up the feelings.
"I can't think of the words,” Ryan Jones said. “It's the most fantastic day of my career. I'm so proud and after the effort of the last two weeks we thoroughly deserve it."
"It is difficult to understand what happened," England's Brian Ashton said. "We need to sit down and talk about it. The lack of composure is a concern."