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England U17’s sneak home against Wales

England U17's sneak home against Wales
England U17's sneak home against Wales

England U17’s sneak home against Wales

Author : Welsh Rugby League

A try from Ryan Wood with four minutes left on the clock broke Welsh hearts in their first ever match at U17 level.

England won the encounter 16-10, but there was very little between the sides in an exciting contest played in good spirits throughout.

It was a battle royale throughout the game with two very well drilled defences.

Wales have an official link with Salford Red Devils and this excellent performance from many individuals will certainly give their scouts a lot to look at.

After some good defending by Wales in the first ten minutes, they took the lead through a good run and break through by Harri Ackerman. Billy Walkley couldn’t convert.

England levelled on 26 minutes after Jay Richards twisted and turned to get past the Wales line and ground. Connor Gannon’s goal attempt was swept past the posts by the famous Bae Colwyn wind.

Wales looked to regain their lead, but tough English defence continued to keep them out and the scores were still level at 4-4 at the break.

England struck first in the second half after Evan Stephenson sold a dummy and scored. Gannon converted.

Wales replied on 54 minutes after Scott Pritchard leaped onto a grubber kick to score under the posts. Walkely converted to level the scores up at 10-10.

But it was England who won though after skipper Ryan Wood showed his skill be running through the Welsh defence to score under the posts. Gannon easily converted.

Both sides could have scored again in the last few minutes but, as they had been pretty much throughout the encounter, defences ruled.

 

Wales and England Under 16s after their Test Match

Wales and England Under 16s after their Test Match

Team Lists and Scoring Information

Wales RL U17 Tries Goals DGs Pts Cards

1 Billy Walkley 1 2
2 Cameron Davies
3 Harrison Garland-Griffiths
4 Harri Ackerman 1 4
5 Kane James
6 Harri Ford
7 Lewis Pinder (c)
8 Sam Godfrey
9 Finley Yates
10 Oscar Fisher
11 Scott Pritchard 1 4
12 Finn Thomas
13 Charlie Glover
Substitute
14 Lewis Ingram
15 Bradley Toy
16 Aneurin Jenkins
17 Jack Preddy
18 Michael Carter
19 Luke Minett
20 Mason Phillips
24 Gareth Parry

England Lions Tries Goals DGs Pts Cards

1 Ryan Wood (c) 1 4
2 Jay Richards 1 4
3 Lucas Smith
4 Will Swales
5 Sonny Easter
6 Evan Stephenson 1 4
7 Connor Gannon 2 4
8 Matt Parkes
9 Kieran Dean
10 Blane Graham
11 Kieran Welburn
12 Jack Ainley
13 Scott Parnaby
Substitute
14 Archie Halmshaw
15 Evan Foster
16 Callum Beety
17 Jake Smith
18 Josh Burr
19 Keelan Gregg
20 Dylan Turner

Time Score Player Team Action

12 4 – 0 Harri Ackerman Wales RL U17 Try
13 4 – 0 Billy Walkley Wales RL U17 Missed Conversion
25 4 – 4 Jay Richards England Lions Try
26 4 – 4 Connor Gannon England Lions Missed Conversion
42 4 – 8 Evan Stephenson England Lions Try
43 4 – 10 Connor Gannon England Lions Conversion
58 8 – 10 Scott Pritchard Wales RL U17 Try
59 10 – 10 Billy Walkley Wales RL U17 Conversion
70 10 – 14 Ryan Wood England Lions Try
72 10 – 16 Connor Gannon England Lions Conversion

Wales v England Under 16’s Match Report

Wales v England Under 17’s Match Report

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