- Wales U19: Tries - Yendle, Doel Cons - Pens - Thomas
- England U19: Tries - Law, Howard, Clement, Hodge Cons - Hodge 4 Pens - Hodge
England U19s sealed a 31-15 victory over Wales U19 at Bridgend RFC on Sunday.
Jim Mallinder's side led 7-3 at the break through Jonny Law's converted try with Wales' points coming via the boot of Josh Thomas.
Second-half tries for Joe Howard, Jack Clement and Josh Hodge as well as nine points from the boot of Hodge sealed victory, with Wales crossing via Luke Yendle and Harri Doel.
England included four players capped at U20 level while lock Hugh Tizard, flanker Izaiha Moore-Aiono and scrum half Law were make their international age grade debuts.
The opening try came after 20 minutes, with Law darting over after an England lineout was driven to Wales’ try line and the scrum half spotted a gap to nip through.
Thomas reduced the deficit with a penalty shortly after and despite Will Montgomery's yellow card with 10 minutes of the half left, England managed to keep Wales at bay.
Yendle bundled over shortly after the restart to give Wales the lead and Thomas took the score to 10-7.
England responded immediately through, and after breaks from Alfie Barbeary and Zac Nearchou, Howard dived over.
Hodge landed a 40m penalty for a seven-point lead and Clement powered over for 24-10. Hodge then showed good footwork to jink over for a fourth England try. Doel crossed on the left wing but it was just consolation for Wales.
The development fixture was a continuation of England’s U18s programme which began with a three-game tour to South Africa, before U18s matches against Scotland and France earlier in March. England will also host the 2019 U18 Six Nations festival later in April at Hartpury College and University.
The U18s are led by pathway performance coaches Mallinder and Steve Bates, alongside consultant coaches Mark Luffman, Sean Marsden and Jonathan Fisher.
Mallinder said: “It’s nice to win but the purpose of this game was to look at the talent coming through and we’ve certainly done that.
“We’ve learned a lot about our players, we don’t have too much time together as a team, so to see them working together in this type of fixture in invaluable.
“Some will now go with our U20s to the World Rugby U20 Championship, some will go on to the U18 Six Nation Festival and others will be pushing for U20 Elite Player Squad inclusion next season.
“It was great competitive game, both sides played well and we certainly managed to play with attacking intent in the second half so we’ve taken a lot out of it.”
15. Josh Hodge Newcastle Falcons
14. Louis Lynagh Harlequins (Hampton School)
13. Harry Barlow Harlequins
12. Jack Reeves Gloucester Rugby
11. Jacob Morris Gloucester Rugby
10. Will Haydon-Wood Newcastle Falcons (Sedbergh School)
9. Jonny Law Leicester Tigers (Rugby School)
1. Bevan Rodd Sale Sharks
2. Alfie Barbeary Wasps (Bloxham School)
3. Cal Ford Sale Sharks
4. Will Montgomery Newcastle Falcons
5. Hugh Tizard Harlequins
6. Joe Howard Gloucester Rugby (Hartpury College)
7. Izaiha Moore-Aiono London Irish
8. Rusiate Tuima Exeter Chiefs
16. Ben Atkins London Irish
17. Zac Nearchou Wasps (Radley College)
18. James Whitcombe Leicester Tigers (Woodhouse Grove)
19. Freddie Lockwood Newcastle Falcons (Barnard Castle)
20. Jack Clement Gloucester Rugby (Cheltenham College)
21. Raphael Quirke Sale Sharks (St Ambrose College)
22. Tom Curtis Sale Sharks (Sedbergh School)
23. Josh Gillespie Northampton Saints (Millfield School)
England U18/19s fixtures
Wales U19 31-15 England U19
U18 Six Nations Festival fixtures - all matches live on FreeSports
Matchday one - Saturday 13 April
KO Gillman’s Ground, Gloucester
12:10 England v Wales
14:40 Ireland v France
17:10 Scotland v Italy
Matchday two - Wednesday 17 April
KO Sixways Stadium, Worcester
11:10 France v Italy
13:40 Ireland v England
16:10 Wales v Scotland
Matchday three - Sunday 21 April
KO Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester
11:10 Scotland v Ireland
13.40 England v France
16:10 Italy v Wales