RUGBY: Wales Under 20 reclaim pride with Scotland win in Parc Eirias

Published date: 17 March 2014 |
Published by: Mike Williams 
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Captain Steffan Hughes crosses the whitewash for Wales. All pics by Dave Thomas. 

A warm Parc Eirias welcome for Wales' final game of this year's Six Nations Championship. 

RGC flanker Olly Cracknell made his presence felt on his Wales Under 20s debut. 

RGC centre Harri Evans (left) and flanker Olly Cracknell (right) representing their country. 

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WALES Under 20s gave the Colwyn Bay crowd something to cheer about with a redeeming performance on Friday. 

The Welsh international prospects smashed Scotland 43-15 in Parc Eirias in a game that proved to be an omen for the senior Wales side’s 51-3 demolition of the Scots in Cardiff on Saturday. 

The win meant little for the Under 20 Six Nations Championship with France already on for the Grand Slam, but it gave the Welsh fans plenty to celebrate after seeing their side torn to shreds by England the previous week. 

Wales scored seven tries in all, and the opening 40 minutes saw three yellow cards, with RGC’s Olly Cracknell, on his international debut, sin binned early on. 

Scottish forwards Tommy Spinks and D'arcy Rae also spent time on the sidelines. 

The Scots opened the scoring with a converted try from Damien Hoyland but Wales soon hit back with scores from Jack Dixon, and Will Boyde and a penalty try Boyde effort. 

Wales' forwards dominance shone in the second half, with James Benjamin and Joshua Adams driving over. Scotland again saw yellow with Cameron Fenton spending 10 minutes on the sidelines, letting Wales assume total control. 

Welsh replacement Tom Williams and captain Steffan Hughes stretched the lead with further tries, Luke Price converting both. 

A consolation try from Jamie Farndale in the closing stages sugar-coated a bitter match for the Scots. 

Man of the match went to Welshman Nicky Smith. 

The game was the final Six Nations 2014 Championship match for Wales, who finished third behind England and France. 

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