After Jones" mind games earlier this week where he questioned the "bottle' of the fly-half, Patchell did well to not only play his usual game but also be one of the standouts Welsh players on his first appearance at Twickenham. 'He's our full-back. He carries the high ball, he plays with courage, he plays we want England to play.
Wales coach Warren Gatland said a "terrible mistake" by the television match official had cost his side the chance of an upset victory over England at Twickenham on Sunday (NZ time).
Much of the build-up had centred around Jones' taunting of Wales fly-half Rhys Patchell who was making only his second start when compared with England's creative and established trio of George Ford, Owen Farrell and Danny Care - the Leeds-born scrum-half who became England's most-capped No 9 when winning his 78th cap from the start.
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Wales and England are the in-form teams of the tournament so far, having taken maximum points from their opening games.
Wales, which was hit by the late withdrawal of Leigh Halfpenny through injury, could consider itself unfortunate to trail by nine points at the break after Gareth Anscombe, the full back's replacement, was controversially denied what appeared to be a fair try. Although Moriarty coughed the ball, the play showed a speed the Welsh attack had lacked.
"It's just my gut feeling", said Jones at England's training base in Bagshot, southwest of London, on Thursday.
Only two minutes had passed when the centre was able to pick up a loose ball and demonstrate outstanding vision in finding winger Jonny May without a ideal kick for his first Six Nations try.
Farrell slotted over the extras to move England 12-0 in front although Wales nearly breached the home side's defence three minutes later but the video official ruled Gareth Anscombe just failed to touch the ball down.
It was exciting, something you couldn't honestly claim Wales were with Patchell at 10.
Farrell failed with his conversion but a loud chorus of Swing Low echoed around the stadium. The handling on a wet Twickenham day from the English forwards was superb - a Joe Launchbury tryline offload for Jonny May's first try springs to mind as a highlight.
"We kept England scoreless in the second half and we kept playing".
Wales - Penalties: Rhys Patchell, Gareth Anscombe.
Owen Farrell of England celebrates on the final whistle.
Alun Wyn Jones, to his credit, bit his tongue. His celebration after the whistle spoke to his satisfaction with the result.
"I think the best referees have an empathy for both the players and the game".