Wales Finish Sixth at World U20s


Wales’ World Rugby U20 Championship campaign ended in disappointment as they slipped to a 45-26 defeat to England in Rosario.

Gareth Williams’ side scored four second half tries through Jac Morgan, Dewi Lake and Dragons Ed Scragg and Rio Dyer, while outside half Cai Evans kicked six points, but England's first half dominance was too great for Wales to come back.

England made a blistering start scoring three tries within the first 15 minutes of the game. Despite trailing 28-0 at the interval Wales showed a lot of character to in the early stages of the second-half with No 8 Morgan crossing from short range after the Welsh pack had shunted him over the line.

Their second score was a carbon copy of their first with captain Lake touching down after a well-worked driving lineout. But just when it looked like Wales were clawing their way back into the contest they gift wrapped England a try when Evans’ clearance kick was charge down allowing Dingwall to score.

Scragg scored a third for Wales via a driving maul and Evans’ conversion reduced the deficit to 35-21.

But a late penalty from Hodge and Hill’s score in the corner put the result beyond doubt. Wales did grab a late consolation try when Dyer gathered a pinpoint accurate cross kick from Evans.

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