Wales overpower Scotland

Scotland: (18) 18

Tries: Andrade, Campbell, T Kennedy Goals: Punton (3)

Wales: (6) 42

Tries: Hall, Glover, Green, Lynch, Smith, Harris, Stroud Goals: Hall (7)

Wales came from 18-6 down to dominate the second half against the Scots. The young Bravehearts started brightly, skipper Archie Andrade opening the scoring, Luke Punton with the goal. Lewis Hall replied for the Welsh, converting his own score but Elliott Campbell and winger Tim Kennedy added tries for Scotland before half time, Punton adding the extras to both.

Wales dominated the second period, adding six tries all through different scorers as they continually looked to spread the ball. Billy Glover and then Cobi Green racing clear from the base of a scrum brought them level, wingers William Lynch and James Smith, Macauley Harris and Fraser Stroud with their other touchdowns. Hall was perfect with the boot landing seven goals and finishing with 18 points.

Wales head coach Anthony Walker said:

I’m very proud of my boys and their response after the England game. We never panicked even when we went behind and our players showed great character to get back into the game. Winning the plate is a great achievement.

According to Scotland team manager Alex Chandler:

We let them back into it and then the heads dropped, which left us at the mercy of their attack. We still look at this tournament as a success on every level as it’s the highest Scotland have finished in this competition and every player has got something out of it.

Scotland: Alex Williams, Euan Caldwell, Archie Andrade, Timmy Kennedy, Connal McDonagh, Luke Punton, Fergus Simpson, Chris Paterson, Adam Hay, Connor Terrill, Jack McMillan, Matthew Fletcher, Charlie Emslie.

Interchange: Dan May, Elliot Campbell, Gregor Mitchell, Clem Harrison

Wales: Lewis Hall, James Smith, Finlay Swift, Billy Glover, William Lynch, Cai Ellis, Cobi Green, Aneurin Walker, Macauley Harris, James McGurk, Ellis Simon, James Bartlett, Fraser Stroud

Interchange: Morgan Rowlands, William Mills, Jake Cannon, Adam Young

2018-08-22T07:33:32+00:00 August 12th, 2018|Scotland Under 19s|