Wales player ratings: Tommy Reffell empties the tank in narrow defeat to England
2024/02/10

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Following Wales' 16-14 loss to England in the Six Nations clash at Twickenham, here is an assessment of how the Wales team performed on Saturday. Cameron Winnett had another strong performance with some impressive attacking moments, gaining 34 meters from nine runs. Josh Adams showed his experience with some fine attacking runs early in the game but became less influential as the match progressed. George North delivered a solid effort in his 50th Six Nations appearance, showcasing his attacking ability and gaining 22 meters from nine runs. Nick Tompkins did not have the same impact on defense as the previous week and struggled to gain attacking momentum. Rio Dyer continues to impress and cement his place in the starting lineup, gaining 28 meters on attack. Ioan Lloyd, promoted to the starting lineup, struggled to replicate his previous performance off the bench. Tomos Williams provided good game management and decision making, assisting in Alex Mann's try and making nine tackles. Aaron Wainwright did not have a significant impact on attack but executed his defensive duties well with nine tackles. Tommy Reffell put in another strong all-round performance, particularly at the breakdowns and in defense, making a match-high 14 tackles. Alex Mann made his run-on start, gaining 27 meters and scoring a try in a solid performance. Adam Beard had an excellent performance in the lineouts and caused disruption on England's throw-ins. Dafydd Jenkins provided good support in the lineouts and impressed with his leadership skills. Keiron Assiratti delivered a solid performance in the forward exchanges with strong scrummaging. Elliot Dee executed his core duties well with accurate lineout throw-ins and solid defense. Gareth Thomas, like Assiratti, had a good performance in the scrums and made six tackles on defense. The bench did not stand out, with poor lineout throw-ins and a yellow card from Mason Grady proving costly.

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