Cardiff beats Widnes in Year 7 Champion Schools final

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

Half-time: 20-6

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