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Will Greenwood said England and Wales both benefited from a tough game ahead of their respective summer tours. Kerryon Johnson Jersey . England outscored their opponents five tries to one as they ran out 27-13 winners at Twickenham on Sunday.Eddie Jones side were in full flight ahead of their venture to Australia to take on the Wallabies, but the Sky Sports pundit believes both camps will take a lot from the encounter. I think both sides will be chuffed with that, said Greenwood. I thought it was a cracking Test match.Mike Phillips sent out an interesting Tweet before the game saying how happy he was that there was finally a proper Test match before heading to the southern hemisphere. Englands head coach Eddie Jones felt his side showed that they could be tactically flexible If you keep getting battered by southern hemisphere sides you need a proper warm-up game and today those teams got that.Bodies were put through the mill, players like Dylan Hartley, Alun Wyn-Jones and Scott Williams got a proper game of rugby under their belt.A few deficiencies were there from both sides and hopefully that will have helped iron them out because these teams have the ultimate challenge, theyre playing the World Cup finalists.While Wales will be disappointed with the loss, both coaches will take an enormous amount out of todays game to help them hopefully achieve success in the southern hemisphere.It was a great confidence builder, Eddie Jones is now six from six and has beaten Warren Gatland twice. England are in really good shape but there is a big challenge coming in Australia. Dylan Hartley and Joe Launchbury were both concerned with Englands slow start to their match against Wales England took victory despite missing some frontline players. None of the Exeter or Saracens players who took part in the Aviva Premiership final on Saturday were able to play for Eddie Jones team, which means they can still improve.Theres no doubt that the Grand Slam was heavily reliant in key moments of that Six Nations on five or six Saracens players, and Jack Nowell can score wonder-tries so throw him into the mix too. Teimana Harrison was excellent and Jack Clifford will get a lot of headlines. Im also loving what Anthony Watson is doing with his finishing at the moment. Will Greenwood However the World Cup winner says those players have their work cut out for them in getting back into the team after some good performances at Twickenham.Joe Launchbury was brilliant, he took the first lineout, took the first restart and made the first tackle. He was everywhere - a man mountain. Warren Gatland was reasonably happy with aspects of Wales 27-13 defeat to England I thought the second row depth in general for England was outstanding in fact - Launchbury and Courtney Lawes both played well.The challenge has been set by two incredible players in George Kruis and Maro Itoje, but Launchbury is hot on their heels.Teimana Harrison was excellent and Jack Clifford will get a lot of headlines. Im also loving what Anthony Watson is doing with his finishing at the moment.England now head to Australia to take on the Wallabies in a three-match tour, and Greenwood hopes that Jones side can build on Sundays win and compete in a tough series against last years losing World Cup finalists.As a fan I would like the series to be alive in the third Test.If England win one of the first two Tests and head to Sydney with the series still in the balance then theyre not quite back, but theyre starting to get their cutlery out to sit at the top table of rugby. Also See: England ease to Wales victory Lydiate set to miss NZ tour DaShawn Hand Lions Jersey . The Canucks figured to be active prior to Wednesdays trade deadline, getting a jump on things the previous day when they dealt goaltender Roberto Luongo to the Florida Panthers for netminder Jacob Markstrom and forward Shawn Matthias. Detroit Lions Jerseys . Linemates Ryan Johansen and Boone Jenner each had a goal and an assist in the first period, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 36 saves to lead the Blue Jackets past the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Saturday night. CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Adam Wainwright won 19 games last season and finished second in the NL Cy Young voting. So far, his encore is even better. Wainwright became the National Leagues first eight-game winner by dominating Cincinnati again, and the St. Louis Cardinals pulled away to a 4-0 victory Sunday night that completed another successful series against their division rival. The Cardinals are 6-3 against the Reds this season. Theyve won 10 of their last 11 series together. Overall, St. Louis has won nine of its last 11 games and moved within 1 1-2 games of first-place Milwaukee in the NL Central. Wainwright (8-2) beat Johnny Cueto and the Reds on opening day in Cincinnati, allowing only three hits during seven innings of a 1-0 victory. On Sunday, the right-hander gave up five hits in eight innings and matched his career high with 12 strikeouts. "Thats the epitome of pitching, in my opinion," manager Mike Matheny said. "The people watching today maybe on the national (television) game, I hope they had an appreciation for what this guy does and how he does it." Wainwright set the tone by striking out five of the first six batters on a total of 24 pitches. He got Brandon Phillips on three pitches that clocked 73, 91 and 93 mph. The one disappointment for Wainwright last season was his rough showing against the Reds -- 1-3 in four starts with a 7.77 ERA. Hes fixed that problem. "Last year I was a one-side-of-the-plate pitcher and they just crushed me," Wainwright said. "This year, Im pitching a lot differently. Im using both sides of the plate." Tony Cruz and Kolten Wong each had a pair of singles and drove in a run off Mike Leake (2-4). Wong also stole a pair of bases. The game drew 42,273 fans, the Reds third sellout crowd of the season. All three sellouts have come against the Cardinals. Leake went six innings and continued his streak of solid pitching. The right-hander hasnt allowed more than two runs in any of his last five starts, giving up a total of eight earned runs. With Wainwright on his game again, it was two runs too much. Frank Ragnow Lions Jersey. Wainwright lowered his ERA to 1.67. In his last two starts, he has given up only six hits and no runs in 17 innings. "Ive never felt like this," the 31-year-old pitcher said. "Thats part of of the evolution of me. I expected to get better as I got older, and a little wiser. "Now that Im over 30 years old, I dont think theres any reason for me to start to decline. I think I should still try to get better and expect to get better." Cruz led off the third inning with a single and advanced on Wainwrights sacrifice bunt. Wong singled up the middle with two outs for a run. Matt Adams singled, Allen Craig walked and Cruz singled home a run with two outs in the sixth. The Cardinals added a pair of runs in the seventh with the help of two errors by the Reds, who lead the majors in fielding percentage. Wainwright pitched out of Cincinnatis best threat in the fifth, when the Reds got runners to second and third with two outs. He got Billy Hamilton on a called third strike to end the inning. Hamilton struck out four times against Wainwright on opening day and three more times Sunday, leaving him 0 for 7 with seven strikeouts and a walk off the right-hander. NOTES: The Cardinals return home for an afternoon game against the Yankees on Monday, with Michael Wacha (3-3) facing Chase Whitley (0-1). The Reds fly to Los Angeles for an evening game against the Dodgers, sending Cueto (4-3) against Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-2). ... Wong extended his hitting streak to seven games. ... C Yadier Molina got a day of rest. ... OF Peter Bourjos was better, but still out of the lineup a day after he got a stomach virus. ... RHP Mat Latos made his first rehab start for Triple-A Louisville on Sunday, allowing three hits and two runs in four innings. The Reds want him to make at least two more starts in the minors. ... RF Jay Bruce went 1 for 12 with seven strikeouts during the series, which marked his return from torn knee cartilage. Discount NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap NFL Gear Cheap Jerseys From China Stitched JerseysWholesale NFL Hoodies ' ' '