England: 6
Wales: 28

  • Jaylen Conway,
  • Diego Walker,
  • Alex Golighty,
  • Kian Goodhand,
  • Oliver Shallcross,
  • Lewis Pilling,
  • Nathaniel Parker,
  • Arben Pervizaj,
  • Lucas Mulqueeny,
  • Alfie Cox,
  • Henley Donnan,
  • Layton Dockray,
  • Jack Bibey.
  • Subs: Stan Beaumont,
  • Lloyd Stainton,
  • Jayden Aaron,
  • Zac Mannion
  • Samuel Dickenson,
  • Joseph Johnson,
  • Sam Grice,
  • Morgan Marozzelli,
  • Jacob Jones,
  • Kai Sengul,
  • Henry Parker,
  • Harri Jacob,
  • Finlay Walker,
  • Nathan Davies,
  • Kaden Johnson,
  • Jake Nottingham,
  • Kade Woodward.
  • Subs: Iestyn Jones,
  • Ryan Jones,
  • Owain Martin,
  • Jacob Morris

Match report

Wales became the first-ever Four Nations champions at under 16s level after beating England Lions 38-18 in Leigh.

The victory left Wales unbeaten at the top of the standings after big wins over Ireland and Scotland earlier this year.

Wales ran in seven tries in a comprehensive win, with Henry Parker's try and five goals contributing 14 of his side’s points.

It’s the first time that there’s ever been an organised competition for U16s in rugby league and head coach, Paul Berry was delighted that it was his side who lifted the silverware.

He said: "The lads deserved the win today and I think we've been the most consistent team all year in the competition. The performances we've had have been building for a period of time, leading to a winner takes all game today.

"The collective effort over the last few months has really paid dividends."

It all started as early as the fifth minute when Nathan Davies went over for Wales' first try and Parker converted.

England soon levelled after a good set that saw Nathaniel Parker score, with Jack Bibey converting.
But after that, Wales took control and were 28-6 up at half-time thanks to tries from Joseph Johnson, Jake Nottingham, Henry Parker and Kaden Johnson, all scored in 20 minutes before the break. Parker converted three of them.

England couldn't recover from that and were further frustrated after their coach was sent to the stands and Bibey was given a yellow card. Jacob Jones managed a further try during the ten-minute spell when they had a one-player advantage to put the game beyond England's reach.

But that didn't stop the home side for attempting a come-back. Tries from Jayden Aaron and Lucas Mulqueeny, both improved by Bibey brought the score back to 32-18

However Wales sealed their victory seven minutes before the end when Jacob Morris dived in under the sticks and Parker converted.