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2009 Under 16 England 44 Wales 0

19th August 2009, 18:33

2009 Under 16 England 44 Wales 0

An impressive ENGLAND outfit ran in eight tries to defeat WALES 44-0,

An impressive ENGLAND outfit ran in eight tries to defeat WALES 44-0, Wigan's Ben Currie claiming two of them.

The English led 26-0 at the break, hooker Connor Spencer darting over from dummy half in the seventh minute for the opening touchdown.

Another Wigan Scholarship attendee, centre Chris Taylor scored an impressive touchdown soon after, brushing off several would-be tacklers, second rower Currie then putting in Tom Gilmour with a fine pass, Gilmour adding a second conversion.

Whitehaven's Martin O'Neil was next to cross, going over in the corner after terrific lead up work from Danny Yates and Taylor.

Currie's first, a storming effort leaving defenders trailing in his wake, completed the first half scoring just before the half hour.

England added three further touchdowns in the second period, scrum half Yates producing a superb defence-splitting pass to send Leeds Rhinos' Stevie Ward over, Yates adding the extras.

Currie grabbed a second following another majestic inside ball from fellow-Wiganer Yates and Hull's Saul Beavis completed the dismantling, getting on the end of a fine passing move involving Spencer and Currie, three minutes from time.

Wales lacked nothing in effort, were best served by loose forward Rhodri Lloyd and put some good moves together but England were always the more threatening on the break.

ENGLAND
1 - Jamie Hodgkiss
2 - Martin O'Neil
3 - Chris Taylor
4 - Mike McMeelan
5 - Ben Warrillow
6 - Tom Gilmour
7 - Danny Yates
8 - Liam McAvoy
9 - Connor Spencer
10 - Lewis Whitty
11 - Ben Currie
12 - John Bateman
13 - Stevie Ward
Subs (all used)
14 - Connor Farrell
15 - Liam Goodaire
16 - Saul Beavis
17 - Lewis Foster

Tries: Spencer (7), Taylor (10), Gilmour (22), O'Neil (24), Currie (28, 64), Ward (51), Beavis (77)
Goals: Gilmour 4/6, Yates 2/2

WALES
1 - Scott Gibson
2 - Josh Ramsey
3 - Sean Webber
4 - Jack Pring
5 - Dom Franchi
6 - Jason Blackmore
7 - Huw Robinson
8 - Tom Owen
9 - Dale Evans
10 - Jamie Sollis
11 - Gareth Comley
12 - Michael Griffiths
13 - Rhodri Lloyd
Subs (all used )
14 - Liam Harris
15 - David Young
16 - Andrew Waite
17 - Bradley Hill

Men of the match:
ENGLAND - Liam McAvoy
WALES - Rhodri Lloyd