Wales: 6
England: 46

  • Shane Lee (10)
  • Nathan Redmond (3),
  • Nathan Redmond (5),
  • Charlie McCurrie (14),
  • Adam Lavin (18),
  • Iwan Orr (24),
  • Iwan Orr (27),
  • Iwan Orr (32),
  • Jack Cherry (35),
  • Joe Riley (41),
  • Nathan Redmond (44),
  • Christian Gale (53),
  • Nathan Rushworth (63),
  • Aaron Powell (74),
  • Jack Cherry (77)

  • Ryan Griffiths (1/1)
  • Nathan Redmond (12/13)

  • William Lynch,
  • Dylan Morgan,
  • Jacob Purcell,
  • Cam Hodgson,
  • Jamie Leech,
  • Ryan Griffiths,
  • Shane Lee,
  • Scott Simons,
  • Joe Reardon,
  • Kyle Jones,
  • Max Walsh,
  • Gabe Holt,
  • Ben Luxford.
  • Subs: Harrison Ashby,
  • Iestyn Milburn,
  • Garin Nicholls,
  • Ben Cripps
  • Nathan Redmond,
  • Mike Holden,
  • Iwan Orr,
  • Leon Stewart,
  • Jack Cherry,
  • Matty Rudd,
  • Joe Riley,
  • Aaron Powell,
  • Alfie Crawford,
  • Adam Lavin,
  • Charlie McCurrie,
  • Isaac Coleman,
  • Nathan Rushworth.
  • Subs: Christian Gale,
  • Jordan Bull,
  • Daniel White,
  • Jake Lightowler

Match report

England Universities won their 14th Student Rugby League Four Nations title in Pontypridd on Saturday as they hammered Wales Students 80-6 in a highly charged game in Pontypridd.

The result not only left Wales winless for the first time in the 17 Four Nations tournaments that have been held, but it was the worst defeat in the history of Wales Students, beating the 74-6 loss to Australia in Brisbane in 2005.

Wales had all the loud vocal support from the other Celtic nations as well as the local fans from community clubs, but it was England who took a quick 12-0 lead.

Nathan Redmond ran over for England’s first try in the third minute, converting his own try. He soon added to England’s lead, scoring again from kick-off and converting again.

Wales hit back on 10 minutes. Shane Lee leapt on a grubber to score under the posts. Ryan Griffiths converted.

But England were next to score when Charlie McCurrie dived over and Redmond converted.

Adam Lavin scored England’s fourth try but as a result, Wales went temporarily down to 12 men as Shane Lee fouled the scorer after he’d grounded. Redmond converted.

While he was off, Iwan Orr scored a brace of tries and Redmond converted the first to put England 34-6 up on 28 minutes. He completed his hat-trick just after Lee returned to the field with Redmond improved.

From kick-off, Jack Cherry ran half the length of the field and Redmond again converted and England were 46-6 up at half-time.

It didn’t start well for Wales from kick-off. They kicked the ball into touch on the full and from the penalty, England scored through Joe Riley to bring up 50 points. The conversion was missed.

Redmond completed his hat-trick on 44 minutes and converted it himself.

And when Ben Cripps was given a red card for punching in the 50th minute, England continued to score. Christian Gale went over three minutes later and that was quickly followed by Nathan Rushworth.

Aaron Powell’s try was converted by Redmond on 74 minutes to bring up 74 points, equally the most conceded by a Wales Students side.

The Cherry on the top for England came three minutes later as Jack scored his second of the game. An outstanding touchline kick from Redmond brought up 80 points.