Warren Gatland: 'Players showed character'

Warren Gatland
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Warren Gatland praises the character of his Wales players after they defeated England.

Wales coach Warren Gatland has praised his players' performance against England at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Despite trailing in the possession statistics, Wales held off the challenge from visiting England to record a 19-9 victory in the World Cup warm-up fixture.

"In terms of commitment I cannot fault the players, they were absolutely tremendous," Gatland told Sky Sports News.

"I thought as the game went on we looked very strong. Today was not about pretty rugby, it was about showing character.

"That's the message I want to get out to the public."

Fly-half James Hook top scored for the Welsh, claiming 13 points.

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