Scotland: 18
Wales: 6

  • Archie Andrade (10),
  • Elliot Campbell (28),
  • Timmy Kennedy (35)
  • Lewis Hall (18),
  • Billy Glover (46),
  • Cobi Green (51),
  • William Lynch (57),
  • James Smith (65),
  • Macauley Harris (71),
  • Fraser Stroud (76)

  • Luke Punton (3/3)
  • Lewis Hall (7/7)

  • Alex Williams,
  • Euan Caldwell,
  • Archie Andrade,
  • Timmy Kennedy,
  • Connal McDonagh,
  • Luke Punton,
  • Fergus Simpson,
  • Chris Paterson,
  • Adam Hay,
  • Connor Terrill,
  • Jack McMillan,
  • Matthew Fletcher,
  • Charlie Emslie.
  • Subs: Dan May,
  • Elliot Campbell,
  • Gregor Mitchell,
  • Clem Harrison
  • Lewis Hall,
  • James Smith,
  • Finlay Swift,
  • Billy Glover,
  • William Lynch,
  • Cai Ellis,
  • Cobi Green,
  • Aneurin Walker,
  • Macauley Harris,
  • James McGurk,
  • Ellis Simon,
  • James Bartlett,
  • Fraser Stroud.
  • Subs: Morgan Rowlands,
  • William Mills,
  • Jake Cannon,
  • Adam Young

Match report

Wales dominated the Second Half to blow away Scotland and secure 3rd place and the Plate.

There was some cagey early play as both teams took it up the middle to try out the defence, but without troubling the line of either side.

Scotland came close when Punton was held up over the line following a penalty for handling in the ruck, while Wales’ best early chance ended when Green’s kick went straight out on the full.

Scotland scored first when Andrade made a powerful run after 10 minutes, bursting through the Welsh defence and diving over, with Punton converting for 6-0.

The pressure continued from Scotland, with some strong running from Terrill and McMillan pushing the defence back and Punton eating up the yards with some accurate kicking, but Wales weathered the storm and drew themselves level after 16 minutes with some sharp passing went across to Hall, who ran through a gap in the defence and went over in the corner, converting his own kick for 6-6.

As the half wore on, both sides continued to pound away, making little plays in attack, but without the end product as a mixture of handling errors, loose passes and kicks that went too long kept the scores level.

It would take a moment of magic to get a score and so it was proved as Elliott Campbell barrelled his way over following a brilliant jinking run by Punton that split the defence after 25 minutes, Punton kicking the extras to make is 12-6 to Scotland.

Scotland continued to threaten after successive penalties by Wales kept them camped on their try line, forcing repeat sets as their discipline began to disappear, with Stroud getting a sinbin for a high tackle and they were rewarded with a try after Timmy Kennedy ran it on the 5th tackle and found a gap from close range for 16-6 after 33 minutes, with Punton converting again for 18-6 at half-time.

Wales started up the second half the more brighter, determined to get back into things and their pressure on Scotland paid off with a try by Glover after 41 minutes, running a slant through the defence and scoring a try converted by Lewis Hall for 18-12.

Wales nearly found another try when Glover sent Lynch free on the left wing, but a great cover tackle by Paterson stopped the progress. It wasn’t long though before Wales scored again and Cobi Green raced clear from a scrum with no real pressure on him to put down in the corner after 45 minutes, with Hall converting again to bring the scores level at 18-18.

It was becoming a back and forth game, with both sides making chances, and it was Wales who made the next breakthrough to take the lead when Lynch dived over in the corner after McGurk had rumbled the ball up to the 5 metre line for 24-18 after Hall again converted from far out.

Wales continued to threaten and after a bustling run from Glover drove the ball to the Scotland 10, the ball moved around as Scotland struggled to get tackles in, with Smith slaloming through the defence to score under the posts after 55 minutes, with Hall again kicking the goal for 30-18.

While Scotland tried to battle back into the game, there was a sign that their heads were down and Wales exploited this, driving the ball up the middle against a tiring defence, and Harris got a well-received try under the posts on 62 minutes, converted by Hall for 36-18.

Scotland tried to get a foothold back in the game, but a lack of composure in attack put paid to any chance of a comeback try when a Punton grubber kick went dead.

It was left to Wales to finish off the scoring when a slick passing move saw the ball move through five pairs of hands and led to a jinking run by Fraser Stroud that took him over for a fine try, Hall converting again for 42-18 after 68 minutes