Rugby league in Wales received another boost at the weekend when the Cardiff-based Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf beat Wade Deacon school from Widnes at Wembley.
The final score in the curtain-raiser for the Challenge Cup final was 40-6 in favour of the Welsh youngsters.
The team of 12-year-olds were only seven games into their rugby league careers, but showed fine form and natural ability to sweep the Widnesians aside in some style in the 40-minute match.
Rhodri Thomas, Iwan Jones, Gethin Marshall, Iwan Johnes, Sam Woods, Jac Lloyd, Gwilym Evans, Harry Griffiths, Josh Atkinson, Tirion Bowen, Fin Lovett, Ioan McDowall, Cai Marcus-Jemmett. Subs: Morgan Baos, Iwan Skuse, Osian Evans, Oli Meek.
Tries: Thomas (2), Marcus Jemmett (12), Jones (17), Evans (19, 33), Atkinson (21), Woods (28), Lovett (36)
Goals: Lloyd 4/8
Adam Bamber, Cailean Thompson, James Murray, Joel Petch, Jack Cross, Sam Craig, Marco Williamson, Jamie Holroyd, Alex Davies, Alex Sutton, Rees Sumner, Jack Hunter, William Gilhooley. Subs: Euan Holland, Ryan Adams, Zach Earnshaw, Oliver Hopkins.
Tries: Craig (6)
Goals: Williamson 1/1
Referee: Ryan Calder