WALES U20s secured a sensational 11-10 victory over fierce rivals England in a pulsating Six Nations encounter at Stadiwm Zip World.

The home of RGC in Colwyn Bay be the home of the young Welsh once again throughout the tournament, and they were roared on by a huge crowd on Friday night that aided their cause considerably.

Replacement Deon Smith proved to be the hero after making a lasting impression for the home side late on in what proved to be a tense affair between two well matched sides throughout.

Kieran Wilkinson's early penalty for the English separated the sides at the interval following a tight first half that saw both defences emerge with plenty of credit after some bone-crunching tackles in critical situations.

Two Cai Evans penalties put Wales ahead before Rusiate Tuima's try, converted by Wilkinson, looked to have secured the win for England.

England had a try disallowed before young Dragons’ prospect Smith crossed for a dramatic try in the closing seconds to spark jubilant scenes in the stands from the North Wales rugby faithful.

The victory in Colwyn Bay was was only the third time Wales had beaten England at Under-20 level, and they have now secured two wins from their three opening games in this season’s campaign after victory over Italy and defeat in France.

Both sides will resume their Six Nations campaigns on Friday, 8 March when Wales travel to face Scotland and England host Italy.