Gatland happy for 'special' Wales to stay under the radar
Warren Gatland says Wales are happy to "keep going along under the radar" ahead of the Rugby World Cup after claiming a historic win over England to go top of the Six Nations table.
Wales came from 10-3 down at half-time to secure a 21-13 victory at a raucous Principality Stadium on Saturday, Cory Hill and Josh Adams scoring the decisive tries.
Gatland's side have now won a record 12 consecutive Tests and lead England by two points with clashes against Scotland and Ireland to come.
When asked about Wales being contenders to lift the Webb Ellis Cup in Japan, Gatland told BBC Sport: "Apparently not for a lot of pundits out there.
"We just keep our head down and keep going along under the radar. It's a pretty special group of boys at the moment."
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Gatland was impressed by the way his side stepped it up in the second half of a titanic tussle, after being second best in the opening 40 minutes.
"We created a lot of problems for ourselves in the first half and I don't think England created anything really. They didn't put us under any pressure, it was pressure we put on ourselves." he added.
"We were much better in the second half and we got stronger as the game went on.
"I spoke to the guys in the changing rooms and said the pain we went through last week and how hard we trained really paid off today.
"We worked a lot on our pick and go; we thought that was an opportunity to exploit England in that area. Our aerial game was really good, we did a lot of work on that, and I thought tactically [in the] second half we were really good."