venue: Stade de la Roseraie, Carpentras
9th April 2010
Full Match Report
UNDER 16 TEST
Wales Schoolboys were defeated in a tough game which had a strong competitive first half, the score being 22-4 at the interval. However France's size and experience showed in the second half. Wales fronted up and played some good rugby, Rhys Pugsley, Dom Franchi and Luke Kell specifically, but were outclassed. Owen Thomas was Wales' man of match.
France had a very experienced squad with some current under 18 internationals that played against Wales in Carmarthen. Ashton Hewitt scored Wales' lone try after some good play from half back, Courtney Davies.
Pictured: Theo Fages was at the heart of Les Bleuets' attack.
1 Ferret Valentin 2 Bibent Florian 3 Gaillard Sylvain 4 Mekkaoui Rachid 5 Escamilla Bastien 6 Bissiere Joris 7 Fages Theo 8 Bonneriez Theo 9 Revol Benoit 10 Garcia Benjamin 11 Miloudi Hakim 12 Romano Martial (c) 13 Madani Karim 14 Guasch Joan 15 Didone Yoann 16 Bouzinac Charles 17 Barbaza Paul
1 Morgan Jacob 2 Hewitt Ashton 3 Franchi Dominic 4 Mattock Keiren 5 Harris Jack 6 Curren Sean 7 Davies Courtney (c) 8 Evans Tom 9 Farrer Connor 10 Thomas Owen 11 Pugsley Ruys 12 Collin Tj 13 Kell Luke 14 Knott Alex 15 Edwards Oeraint 16 Turrel James 17 Lewis William