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Lloyd takes bragging rights as Wales U18 edge England U18

Ioan Lloyd took the bragging rights over Academy U18 teammate, Jack Bates as Wales U18 beat England U18 26-20 in their second fixture of the Aon International Series in South Africa.

Wales led 19-10 at the break thanks to tries from Cameron Lewis, Sam Costelow and Osian Knott, while England's George Barton scored all of his side's points with a converted try as well as a penalty.

Wales' Teddy Williams and England's Harvey Beaton stretched the score but despite late pressure the side could not overturn the six-point deficit.

Reflecting on the defeat, England U18 coach, Jim Mallinder said: "We went a few points down in the first half, Wales played well and put us under a lot of pressure.

"However, in the second half we showed real spirit, the finishers who came off the bench made a really good impact and on another day we would have won the game. We created three fairly clear-cut chances but just couldn't take those. It was a big improvement from last Friday and we are moving in the right direction. 

"We want the team to improve and develop but we also want them to win but sometimes that doesn't happen. We are disappointed, but we'll analyse the game, move forward, train hard and look to end the series on high against South Africa on Saturday."


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