Howley expects Murrayfield reaction from beaten Wales

Wales head coach Rob Howley hopes his side can learn lessons from their agonising Six Nations defeat to England in Cardiff.

Elliot Daly scored a try in the 76th minute to ensure England - grand slam winners in 2016 - completed a dramatic late comeback for the second week in succession, extending their winning streak to 16 Tests.

Defeat was harsh on a Wales side that impressed for long periods, but a dejected Howley said: "International games are won in the last 10 minutes, where composure, discipline and execution come under pressure.

"We just couldn't get a foothold in the last 10 minutes and when we did, we probably didn't execute as effectively as we would want to. And when you're playing against a side that's on the bounce for 15 games unbeaten, they know how to win.

"Unfortunately those moments [in] which we needed to execute under pressure, we didn't and as a result they've scored with three minutes to go.

"That's Test match football, that's what happens and you just make sure you're better next time when you get into that position."

Wales' next match will see them head to Edinburgh to face Scotland in a fortnight's time.

"I think one of the qualities of a team is how you bounce back," Howley stated. "Some of these players have bounced back before and I've got no doubt we'll have a reaction because there's a lot of character in that dressing room.

"It wasn't a pleasant one to be in after the game, but you have to bottle that feeling as a player and a coach and we'll try to learn from the last 10 minutes, where we went wrong."

Howley, who was unable to confirm details of an injury that forced former skipper Sam Warburton from the field, graciously praised England, adding: "They're a very good rugby team, aren't they?

"They've got a knack [of winning games late]. That just gives you a lot of self-belief and confidence.

"In the last 10 minutes, they probably believed they were going to win and that's pretty precious, to have that feeling."

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