venue: Whitecraigs RFC, Glasgow
20th October 2013
Full Match Report
A skilful Wales side easily beat Scotland in Glasgow on Saturday as they scored six tries without reply. The Welsh were smaller in size than their hosts and it needed a good performance from the pack so Wales’ two props, Jake and Jordan Thomas, no relation to each other, led from the front and their dominance created the platform for the victory.
Wales led after the opening set when Ben Williams broke, feeding Ben Jones who crossed and converted his own try. Ollie Vickers dived over from dummy half for the second and following a Ben Jones chip and chase, Zac Williams crossed on the halftime hooter to make the score 14-0.Vickers twisted over from dummy half again with Jones converting to make the score 20-0 early in the second half. Thomas Davies scored the fifth, carving open the defence and crossing in corner before Regan Grace completed the scoring, gathering his own kick to cross with Jones adding the final goal.
Wales coach Jon Ellis was proud of his side. “It was a solid performance,” he said. “Many of them are only 16 or 17 and were playing above their age group. They had a massive pack and were a lot bigger than us so we did really well to keep them scoreless. It was a bit nervy at one point as we made a few early errors following our first try, and they created a few good chances. But once we settled in, we dominated the game.”
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