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Depleted England beats Wales 27-13 in rugby test

LONDON (AP) England shrugged off the absence of its best players to score five tries in a 27-13 win over fierce rival Wales at Twickenham on Sunday, boosting confidence among the Six Nations champions ahead of their upcoming tour to Australia.

England came from 10-0 down after 14 minutes, with Luther Burrell and Anthony Watson crossing for tries in the first half and Ben Youngs, Jack Clifford and Marland Yarde going over after halftime.

England coach Eddie Jones was without his Saracens contingent of Owen Farrell, Billy Vunipola and second-row duo Maro Itoje and George Kruis, who were absent because they played in the English Premiership final on Saturday.