FULL-TIME: Wales U20 25-8 Italy U20 – Welsh Rugby Union


Harri Deaves has been named  man of the match. He’s been excellent

Joe Hawkins of Wales is tackled by Mattia Ferrarin and Lorenzo Cannone of Italy.

71 minutes Wales 25 Italy 8 – What a kick from Costelow to increase Wales’ lead. It is a masterclass from the Wales playmaker.

68 minutes – Wales 22 Italy – Guess who? One other nice kick from Costelow

65 minutes – Wales 19 Italy 8 – Terrific possibility from Costelow who takes the choice of a drop aim to increase Wales’ lead again to 11.

55 minutes – Wales 16 Italy 8 – The Italians lower the deficit with a penalty whereas Harri Deaves is distributed to the sin bun

51 minutes – Wales 16 Italy 5 – Costelow extends  Wales’ result in 11 factors with a brilliantly taken penalty.

Lewys Jones replaces Nathan Evans within the Wales front-row.

A powerful begin to the half by Wales who look much more threatening in assault however the Italian defence is proving tough to brake.

The second-half is underway

Wales drive in the direction of the Italian line and are awarded a penalty strive

HALF-TIME – Wales 13 Italy 5

39 minutes – Wales 13 Italy 5 – Costelow with one other penalty. Wales are lastly discovering their rhythm with scrum-half Harri Williams and openside flanker Harri Deaves excellent.

25 minutes – Wales 10 Italy 5 – A simple penalty from Sam Costelow extends Wales’ lead after a interval of sustained stress from the hosts.

18 minutes – PENALTY TRY – Wales 7 Italy 5 –  Wales shove Italy over their very own line with a driving lineout which leads to a penalty strive.

15 minutes – TRY Italy who energy over the road from brief vary with Aion Neculai claiming the strive

It’s a yellow card every for each Wales and Italy with Garyn Phillips and Lorenzo Cannone going off.

Wales captain Alex Mann returns to the sector of play.

Issues get heated with a scuffle on the ground. It’s clear this sport means so much to each side.

Wales are compelled into an early blood alternative with captain Alex Mann coming off for Tristan Davies.

Some early stress from the Italian pack who’ve a really highly effective driving lineout of their armoury.


Each groups are on the pitch prepared for the nationwide anthems.

Italy have received the coin toss forward of kick-off

This can be Wales beneath 20s’ first sport since March 2020 and they are going to be seeking to comply with within the footsteps of each Eire and England respectively who acquired the Six Nations campaigns off to successful begins at present.

This can be Ioan Cunningham’s first sport as Wales beneath 20s head coach. The previous Scarlets forwards coach received the PRO12 again in 2017 and is a top quality alternative for Gareth Williams who has stepped as much as the senior aspect.

Wales Head Coach Ioan Cunningham.



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