Wales Rugby League



2011 Under 16 - England 18 Wales 6

24th August 2011, 16:21

2011 Under 16 - England 18 Wales 6

Wales under 16 were unable to turn the tables on England in their...

Following a narrow defeat to England earlier this year in Caerphilly, Wales were unable to turn the tables in their first ever away game against the old enemy but they did give their hosts a good contest on Humberside.

Wales started in the ascendance and should have opened the scoring, but handling errors cost them the lead.

England were pleased to be left off the hook and went in for two quick tries. Bradley Lawrence and Gabriel Gatu each going over with Joe Keys converting both to give the, a 12-0 lead half-time.

They soon extended their advantage over the break through a good Kane Ditchfield try that was goaled by Elliot Minchella.

Wales didn't give up and refused to let England go over for a barrage of tries. They fought back and were eventually went over with a try from Rhys Anderson which Lewis Barnett converted.

Wales coach Aled James said: "We started off with some good opportunities but didn't take them and in the end we were chasing the game. We got more confident as time went on and in the end we deserved our try but we were disappointed in the way we played in the first half.

"Debutant Martyn Davies was a stand out for us, Rhys Pugsley was really strong while Garyn Smith also did well, he made a big difference to us in the second half."


1. Jarrad Simpson (Bradford Bulls)
2. Jack Logan (Hull FC)
3. Harry Lightfoot-Brown (Harlequins)
4. Oliver Gildart (Wigan Warriors)
5. Gabriel Gatu (Hull FC)
6. Jake Shorrocks (Wigan Warriors)
7. Joe Keys (Harlequins)
8. Bradley Lawrence (Wigan Warriors)
9. Kruise Leeming (Huddersfield Giants)
10. Alex Abbot-Tavener (Harlequins)
11. Oliver Davies (St Helens)
12. Kane Ditchfield (Warrington Wolves)
13. Elliot Minchella (Leeds Rhinos)
14. Josh Greenwood-McDonald (Bradford Bulls)
15. Jordan Burns (Warrington Wolves)
16. Liam Parfitt (Warrington Wolves)
17. George Croisdale (Huddersfield Giants)
18. Ryan Langton (Hull FC)

Tries: Lawrence (4), Ditchfield (25), Gatu (49)
Goals: Keys 1/1, Michella 1/1, Shorrocks 1/1

Sin-bin: Gatu (63), Simpson (69)


1. Lewis Barnett (Lewis School / Penallta Storm)
2. Martyn Davies (Maesydderwen School)
3. Chris Leyshon (St Josephs RC Comprehensive School / NPT Steelers)
4. Jordan Howells (Monmouth Comprehensive School)
5. Rhys Bow (Bishop Hedley Catholic High School / Tydfil Wildcats)
6. Levi Quirke-Knowles (Ysgol Gyfun Gartholwg / Panthers Rugby League)
7. Kasey Hurley (Oakdale Comprhensive / Blackwood Bulldogs)
8. Elliot Sebestyen-Regan (Cardiff High School)
9. Connor Farrer (Hawthorn High School / Panthers Rugby League)
10. Rhys Anderson (Caerleon High School / Newport Titans)
11. Rhys Pugsley (Caerleon High School / Newport Titans)
12. Garyn Smyth (Pontypridd High School / Tydfil Wildcats)
13. Lloyd Paget (Lewis School / Penallta Storm)
14. Theo Pascoe (St Josephs RC Comprehensive School / NPT Steelers)
15. Chris Bowler (Radyr High School / Panthers Rugby League)
16. Josh Brown (St Joseph's RC High School / Newport Titans)
17. Adam Hill (Caldicot Comprehensive School)
18. Jack McKenzie (Llanishen High School)

Tries: Anderson (64)
Goals: Barnett 1/1

Sin-bin: Brown (63), McKenzie (69)