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George proud of 'the England way' after crucial Wales win
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Jamie George was appointed England captain last month
Jamie George was appointed England captain last month

England captain Jamie George was proud of his players after a crucial 16-14 comeback victory over Wales at Twickenham.

The Red Roses made it two wins from two in this year's Six Nations following last weekend's 27-24 triumph against Italy in Rome.

England trailed Wales 14-5 at half-time but rallied in the second period, with George Ford converting the decisive penalty after Fraser Dingwall's try.

Steve Borthwick's hosts had to contend with early yellow cards brandished to Ollie Chessum and Ethan Roots — and the resilience shown in response was of huge satisfaction to skipper George.

The Saracens hooker, 33, told ITV: "I am relieved.

"We had so much thrown at us in that game, we said the bare minimum this England team is going to show is fight and character.

"Going down to 13 men we scrapped our way through, the control we showed there is huge.

England reached the semi-finals of last year's Rugby World Cup
England reached the semi-finals of last year's Rugby World Cup

"Doing things our way, the England way.

"The set-piece got a bit more control and we were not afraid to play and scored some good tries. We threatened the Welsh line and our defence is looking a lot better and that is what we want to base our game on.

"Confidence and belief in what we are doing, we love defending. It is what this English team is going to be about going forward."

George also took time to thank the support of the England fans, adding: "We have been so outspoken that the record at Twickenham has not been good enough. 

"We want to change things and relate to the crowd.

"Show some passion and belief playing for England, I want to thank everyone for their support, it is special."

England return to Six Nations action on February 24 against Scotland at Murrayfield before hosting tournament favourites Ireland on March 9.

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