Scotland U20 v Wales U20

Scotland U20’s Under-20 Summer Series began with a loss to Wales U20 in the sunshine in Treviso.

Wales took the lead after just two minutes, when the Welsh kicked across the pitch to Oli Andrew on the right wing who finished in the corner.

Scotland thought they had won themselves a kickable penalty in the 11th minute, but it was overturned and Wales kicked to clear.

Scotland had a good spell in the game but in the 17th minute, Rhys Barratt broke from the back of a ruck, stepped the last man and dived over next to the posts.

But Scotland hit back in the 22nd minute. Pressure on the line led to Wales conceding a penalty, and after carries from Ollie Leatherbarrow and Liam McConnell, it was Gregor Hiddleston who forced his way over. The conversion attempt by Christian Townsend was unsuccessful.

Wales replied just three minutes later when Ran Woodman ran through a gap in the defence and passed to Ethan Fackrell, who finished off their third try.

They then picked up a bonus point in the 38th minute, as they worked the ball out left to Harri Houston who cut inside to finish.

Half time: Scotland U20 5-24 Wales U20

Oli Andrew scored his second within three minutes of the restart, out in the right corner again for Wales’ fifth.

After a large number of changes from both sides, Scotland were starting to look dangerous. In the 57th minute, Patrick Harrison showed incredible strength to drag several defenders over the line with him and touch down.

But Wales were clinical when attacking, and Morgan Lloyd sniped at the back of a ruck and made it to the line.

Scotland thought they had got a third try after an incredible break down the left from Gabe Jones. Within a few phases Josh Taylor spilled the ball as it came out of a ruck but gathered it and ground the ball, however it was adjudged that he had knocked it on.

It was Wales who scored next instead from a lineout move that saw Morgan Morse crash over the line.

Scotland did get their third score as Harrison grabbed his second with just over two minutes to go, this time at the back of a dominant driving maul.

Scotland pushed from deep for a bonus point try, but the ball was lost and the game was brought to an end.

Full time: Scotland U20 15-45 Wales U20

Scotland:15. Keiran Clark 14. Kerr Johnston 13. Duncan Munn 12. Andy Stirrat 11. Ryan Daley 10. Christian Townsend 9. Murray Redpath; 1. Ali Rogers 2. Gregor Hiddleston 3. Callum Norrie 4. Josh Taylor 5. Max Williamson 6. Liam McConnell 8. Ollie Leatherbarrow 7. Rhys Tait CAPTAIN

Substitutes: 16. Patrick Harrison 17. Iain Carmichael 18. Gregor Scougall 19. Jake Spurway 20. Tim Brown 21. Ben Afshar 22. Euan Cunningham 23. Gabe Jones 24. Matthew Deehan 25. Euan Groenewald 26. Ben Salmon

Wales: 15. Cameron Winnett 14. Oli Andrew 13. Mason Grady 12. Joe Hawkins CAPTAIN 11 Harri Houston 10 Dan Edwards 9 Che Hope; 1 Rhys Barratt 2 Efan Daniel 3 Nathan Evans 4 Christ Tshiunza 5 Dafydd Jenkins 6 Ryan Woodman 7 Ethan Fackrell 8 Benji Williams

Substitutes: 16 Oli Burrows 17 Cameron Jones 18 Adam Williams 19 Mackenzie Martin 20 Morgan Morse 21 Morgan Lloyd 22 Josh Phillips 23 Bryn Bradley 24 Ellis Fackrell 25 Caleb Salmon 26 Joe Westwood

live commentary 4:00 PM Saturday 25 Jun 2022

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