Wales were defeated 24-13 by England at Parc y Scarlets in the latest round of the Autumn Nations Cup, marking their seventh loss in nine games this year.
Here's how the UK media have reacted to the result.
Sir Clive Woodward, Mail Online
This was certainly no classic but England have endured enough bad experiences against underdog Wales sides over the years to know this was a banana skin that badly needed avoiding.
Owen Farrell and his team did that pretty well, they didn’t allow Wales enough space or possession to really sniff an upset win, and I am of the generation of English rugby players who never complain about a victory over the Bridge. They are always hard earned.
I feel an improved Wales can prepare for their final game with a deal of positivity. Not that I ever thought they would win, nor deserved to win, but they enjoyed little luck last night.
Sir Ian McGeechan, Telegraph
England had 60 per cent of the ball but they created very little with it.
Much of the credit for that must go to Wales. They were the best they have been for a while, certainly defensively. Wayne Pivac’s side still struggled at the set-piece but they were hugely competitive in contact, hardly missing any first-up tackles. I don’t think England expected that.
The big plus from Wales’ point of view was their defensive solidity. They scored a good try from crowding the outside channel, charging down Henry Slade’s kick, and they managed to disrupt England’s ball in contact.
Taulupe Faletau’s return to form was hugely welcome. He is a Lions contender again on this sort of form. He offers so much in attack as well, operating as he does in both the outside channel and in the tighter channels. He has really good feet, often getting past the first tackler. Not big yardage but two metres over the gain line, which is sometimes all it takes.
Alex Bywater, MailOnline Wales player ratings
Johnny Williams had put Wales in front but England came back to win as Owen Farrell scored two penalties and Mako Vunipola added a second half try. While Williams was impressive, Samson Lee and Ryan Elias struggled for the home side.
Ryan Elias – 3
You can’t get away from the fact the Welsh line-out has struggled whenever he has thrown in. One went over the top and there was also a not straight. Replaced early in second half.
Samson Lee – 2
Conceded three first-half scrum penalties and produced one poor pass in midfield which derailed the chance of a rare Welsh attack. Subbed three minutes into the second period. Poor.
Leigh Halfpenny - 4.5
Not at his best. Missed one difficult kick at goal and wasn’t his usual solid self under the high ball. One turnover but can do much better.
Steve James, Sunday Times
It is almost as if Wales have pottered around for a year, losing seven of eight matches, without ever really informing anyone of how they intend to play, without having engraved any sort of motto or mantra upon themselves. You knew exactly that Gatland’s group prided themselves on their ferocious fitness and physicality. Pivac’s posse? Who knows?
It says much that the fact that Wales trailed only 11-7 at half-time represented something of an unexpected triumph, and in truth England’s only try should not have been allowed as Dan Biggar had been tackled in the air at its inception. But nobody should be pointing to such injustices in the final shake-up as England were clearly the better side and fairly comfortable victors in the end.
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Oliver Brown, Telegraph
What the 135th instalment of this rivalry lacked in soul, it compensated for with Wales' resolve not to be humiliated.
Emotion alone was not sufficient to avert defeat. England were too patient, too content for their forwards to grind down Welsh resistance with noses three inches from the ground, for the final result to be in much doubt.
For all the pain of the Pivac reign, which stretched last night to a seventh defeat in nine, there was a certain relief that the margin of inferiority was not more galling.
For Wales, the causes for consolation were thin. The most rousing message that Parc y Scarlets could deliver come the end was a big-screen note of congratulations to Nigel Owens for officiating his 100th Test. With the regions in financial turmoil and a national team most politely described as transitional, the prognosis for Pivac remains bleak.