Wales: 38
Ireland: 4

  • Henry Parker (6),
  • Samuel Dickenson (9),
  • Samuel Dickenson (16),
  • Kai Sengul (21),
  • Jake Nottingham (24),
  • Samuel Dickenson (34),
  • Samuel Dickenson (37),
  • Harri Jacob (45),
  • Henry Parker (65),
  • Junior Westwood (69),
  • Iestyn Jones (73),
  • Junior Westwood (80)
  • Alex Gorman (13),
  • Elliott Fox (52),
  • Daniel Coop (59)

  • Junior Westwood (7/12)
  • Alex Gorman (0/1),
  • Daniel Coop (2/2)

  • Samuel Dickenson,
  • Joseph Johnson,
  • Morgan Marozzelli,
  • Jake Nottingham,
  • Kai Sengul,
  • Junior Westwood,
  • Henry Parker,
  • Harri Jacob,
  • Finlay Walker,
  • Nathan Davies,
  • Kaden Johnson,
  • Charlie Bennett,
  • Kade Woodward.
  • Subs: Leo Bonham,
  • Jacob Jones,
  • Iestyn Jones,
  • Jake Sheppard
  • Joseph Hurdus,
  • Luke Haran,
  • Brendan Smith,
  • Daniel Coop,
  • Michael Walsh,
  • Alex Gorman,
  • Elliott Fox,
  • Patrick Houston,
  • Seamus Knight,
  • Leon Knight,
  • Leo Talbot,
  • Deacon Connolly,
  • Zak Brand.
  • Subs: James Rodgers,
  • Daniel Ridpath,
  • Luke Fisher,
  • Oliver Joliffe

Match report

Wales under 16s ran in twelve tries in an impressive attacking display against Ireland in Rhyl.

Full-back, Samuel Dickenson, scored four first-half tries, and there were braces for Henry Parker and Harri Jacob. Additional tries came from Jake Nottingham, Morgan Marozzelli, Kai Sengul and Iestyn Jones, with stand-off, Junior Westwood, kicking seven goals.

A valiant Irish effort was rewarded with tries for Daniel Coop, Alex Gorman and Elliot Fox.

Parker opened the scoring after just six minutes, with a rampaging 60 metre run from Jacob at the resultant restart providing the opportunity for Dickenson to get his first. Gorman responded for the Irish, but it was one-way traffic from that point on in the first half.

Dickenson made his second try all on his own, breaking the defensive live to race 70 metres, before turning creator for Sengul with a fine cut-out pass. Nottingham added to the lead minutes later, before Dickenson showed more of his talent with a series of dummies that created the opening for his hat-trick score.

Welsh skipper, Nottingham, looked dangerous every time he got his hands on the ball, and it was he who created another opportunity for Dickenson to get his fourth before the interval, as the hosts led 38-4 at the break.

Jacob opened the scoring in the second half, but Ireland responded, first through Fox and then Coop, who gathered a fine kick to the right wing to get over the whitewash. This quick-fire brace stung the Welsh back into life, with Parker crossing for his second before Nottingham again wreaked havoc to setup Jacob for his second.

Iestyn Jones added the eleventh try of the day, before the impressive Westwood and Parker linked up to give Marozzelli the opportunity to complete the scoring.