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Wales under 18s lose to English Lions

26th October 2014, 12:43

Wales under 18s lose to English Lions

Wales lost this annual fixture for the first time in five years thanks to well drilled England side, coupled with a number of unusual mistakes from this talented young squad.

UNDER 18 INTERNATIONAL – ENGLISH LIONS 32 WALES 14

at Wigan St Patricks

 

Wales lost this annual fixture for the first time in five years thanks to well drilled England side, coupled with a number of unusual mistakes from this talented young squad.

 

The opening encounters were fierce with some big hits landing from both sides but on seven minutes it seemed the short preparation time from England would be there down fall with a well worked try from the Welsh winger, Joseph Symons.

 

England then began to up their game and five minutes later the very strong Harry Geagan took three men over to score far out on the right. It took a further ten minutes with a well worked play the impressive skipper Connor Radcliffe ran a perfect line to score, Joe Prior adding the extras.

 

England began to dominate and another well worked play down the left saw Chester Butler barge his way over, Prior’s conversion from out wide again adding the extras. This brought half time with the score England 16 Wales 4.

 

The second half started the same as the first with heavy shots taking place from both sides but it was England who was to strike first. Again Radcliffe, being a work horse in the middle, went on a blockbusting run and scored just to the right off the posts, extras again by Prior.

 

Wales then seemed to step-up a gear and for the next 10 minutes were camped on the English line but super defence saw them give poor ball and young half back Gregory Howland intercepted and out ran the cover defence from 90 yards to score under the sticks, again extras added by Prior.

 

From here out England were in control and made a number of changes and with nine minutes to go, Darrion Ball scored out on the corner flag on the left.

 

For the last 10 minutes Wales came back at the English with vigour and scored two try’s in two minutes from Cutis Davies and Gareth Lloyd with a conversion added from Ben Jones this brought the final score to 32-14 to the English Lions.

 

MOM for English Lions Connor Radcliffe

MOM For Wales Connor Davies

 

English Lions Youth v Wales Youth

Wigan St Pats 25th October

7 mins Wales try Joseph Symons 0-4

12 mins English Lions try Harry Geagen 4-4

22 mins English lions try Connor Radcliffe  8-4 Conversion Joe Prior 10-4

25mins English Lions try Chester Butler 14-4 Conversion Joe Prior 16-4

Half Time English Lions 16-4 Wales

7 mins English Lions try Connor Radcliffe 20-4 Conversion Joe Prior 22-4

19 mins English Lions try Gregory Howland 26-4 Conversion 28-4

31 mins English Lions try Darrion Ball 32-4

33 mins Wales Curtis Davies 32-8

Conversion Ben Jones 32-10

34 mins Wales try Gethyn Lloyd 32-14