Wales are taking on England in a World Cup warmup this afternoon, with both sides hoping to step up their preparations for the tournament in Japan.
The two nations afaced off last week, with the English coming out on top on a 33-19 scoreline. That was a result that stopped the Welsh from retaining the number one spot in the rugby world rankings.
They would no doubt have been keen to avenge that defeat today, and they produced a stunning bit of rugby in the opening half.
Anthony Watson had just been shown a yellow card, temporarily reducing England to 14 players. Dan Biggar showed some incredibly quick thinking to pick out Josh Adams on the wing with a cross-field kick.
As the play advanced, Biggar pulled out another kick, this time to set up George North for an easy try.
— Channel 4 Sport (@C4Sport) August 17, 2019
A pinpoint Dan Biggar kick pass for a try at the Principality? We're experiencing serious Six Nations déjà vu...
George North is there to dot down, and Ken Owens to celebrate in style 🕺
HT #WALvENG score: 10-0
📺 @SkySports Action pic.twitter.com/jFHXkM8Urm
— Sky Sports Rugby (@SkySportsRugby) August 17, 2019
The English complained to the referee, as Watson was still on the field when the quick penalty was taken. Their complaints fell on deaf ears however, and the try was allowed to stand.
At least a pair of England supporters in the crowd took it in good spirits.
Picture the scene. Principality Stadium. Wales v England. Away team down to 14. Quick break, right to left, Biggar cross field kick... North with the Try. Cardiff erupts. 2 Brummie blokes next to me whisper to eachother:
“George North is English anyway.”
— Nia Jones (@niajones92) August 17, 2019