ANOTHER important contribution to an England rugby union win was made by Alex Mitchell in Saturday's 20-10 victory against Wales at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

The Guinness Six Nations international was in the balance at 15-10 when the Northampton Saints' former Lymm High School and Lymm Rugby Club scrum-half entered play for his third cap in place of Leicester Tigers' Jack Van Poortvliet with eight minutes remaining.

But within two minutes, the 25-year-old was instrumental in Bath's Ollie Lawrence crossing for the killer try.

As Steve Borthwick's men edged their way deeper into Wales territory, Mitchell's sharp pick-ups and accurate passes came to the fore.

And then he decided to run at the defensive line, attracting players to him so that he could fire Exeter Chiefs' Henry Slade through a huge hole.

When Slate was stopped a metre short of the try line, Mitchell was on the spot again to quickly recycle the ball wider to the left where Lawrence had the time and space to diver over in the corner.

Watch Mitchell's valuable contribution from the 3mins 55secs mark below:

He produced a brilliant assist in England's previous win against Italy at Twickenham a fortnight earlier.

Mitchell created England's final try to put an end to Italy's attempted fightback and secure a first win for Borthwick since his takeover from Eddie Jones.

On that occasion Mitchell, a 59th-minute replacement for Van Poortvliet, picked up the ball from a ruck and weaved in and out across the Italian defensive line before taking contact and offloading a one-handed pass for winger Henry Arundell to dive over in the corner.

Prior to turning professional, Mitchell progressed through the junior ranks to the senior team at Lymm Rugby Club.

His first senior cap came under Jones when he was a try scorer in England's Autumn International demolition of Tonga 69-3 at Twickenham in November, 2021.

Mitchell also gained senior representative honours as an uncapped international against the Barbarians in 2020 and impressed by setting up two tries.

His first taste of the Twickenham turf though came in a Lymm jersey as part of the club's victorious National Under 12s Cup side, while with Lymm High School he was part of the under 18s team that reached the NatWest Cup quarter finals on two occasions.

Mitchell has earned England caps at every age group from under 16s.