Wales under 16s see off Cumbria

A seven-try performance from Wales under 16s was enough to claim a 38-12 victory over Cumbria in Colwyn Bay.

A double for both Daniel Barlett and Kaden Johnson as well as tries for Jake Nottingham, Cory Westerman and Issac Wheatley ensured Wales backed up the victory against England with a commanding performance before the rematch in September

Cumbria scored twice in the second half thanks to tries Josh Blinkhorn and Alfie Johnson, but Wales’ first-half ruthlessness ensured the victory was never in doubt.

There was an early score for Wales as Lloyd Mcewen-Peters broke the line before finding support in Nottingham, with the centre going over in the corner.

Wales once again found joy out wide but this time down the left as Ethan Stebbings used his pace before getting the ball to Bartlett who used his strength to fend off the defence before he forced his way over.

A brilliant team try followed as Dafydd Morgan found Calum Jones who broke the Cumbria line before offloading to Johnson who used his pace and went over.

Just minutes later Jones and Johnson combined again for a similar team try down the left side as once again Johnson outpaced the full back to score his second.

A loose ball was picked up by Morgan before Barlett went from dummy half and powered his way over for his second.

Another dart from dummy half extended the hosts leads, as Wheatley spotted the opportunity to score. A dominant final 15 minutes of the half meant the young dragons went into the break with a 32-0 lead.

Cumbria scored the first points of the second half as they made the most of a 40/20 as Blinkhorn spotted the gap and dived over.

The visitors once again went over after Alfie Johnson picked up a loose ball up after a stab through on the final tackle before dotting down unopposed.

Wales got their first points of the second half as Westerman stepped the defender before battling to put the ball down to extend the home sides lead.

A second half fightback early in the second half from Cumbria was not enough as the strength and experience of the Welsh side showed and managed to close out the game.


1. Brandon Richards

2. Evan Morse

3. Jake Nottingham

4. Oliver Ford

5. Ethan Stebbings

6. Charlie Stoddart

7. Issaac Wheatley

8. Kade Woodward

9. Jayson Grey

10. Troy Shearan

11. Lloyd Mcewen-Peters

12. Daniel Bartlett

13. Kaden Johnson


14. Dafydd Morgan

15. Ethan Paterson

16. Cory Westermark

17. Lewis Jones

19. Ryan Williams

20. Rhodri Rees

21. Calum Jones

Tries: Nottingham, Johnson x2, Barlett x2, Wheatley, Westerman

Goals: Wheatley x 4


1. Alfie Johnson

2. Alfie Sloane

3. Tom Clarke

4. Byron Coulson

5. Dan Knott

6. Matty Creasey

7. Lloyd Staunton

8. Harry Naylor

9. Bailey Worthington

10. Mulleny Robinson

11. Josh Partridge

12. Tom Chambers

13. Alfie Cox


14. Josh Blinkhorn

15. Jack Fitzwilliam

16. Connor Tailforth

17. Justin Hoi

18. Bailey Dutton

19. Isaac Barber

20. Mason Laisby

Tries: Blinkhorn, Johnson
Goals: Tailforth x 2