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Morgan strikes as Wales Under-18 draw

13/08/2019

Dragons full back Jake Morgan was among the try scorers as Wales Under-18s played out an enthralling 31-31 draw with South Africa Schools A in Paarl on Tuesday.

In see-saw encounter, Wales scored tries through Morgan, Rhodri King, Luke Davies and Mason Grady scored tries while inside centre Tom Mathews immaculate off the kicking tee, contributing 11 points.

The hosts scored tries courtesy of Teague Loelley (2), Sonwako Sokoyi and Sibusiso Java with Jacques Rousseau also kicking 11 points.

Wales had made a breathtaking start taking only four minutes to open the scoring as quick ball found full back Morgan to scorch home for a try that Matthews converted.

The game, however, ended on a sour note as Wales replacement Joe Hawkins was sent off for a shoulder to the jaw of a South African player. South Africa pushed hard for the win but Wales’ defence held firm.

Scorers: SA Schools A: Tries: Teague Loelley (2), Sonwako Sokoyi, Sibusiso Java Conversions: Jacques Rousseau (4) Penalties: Jacques Rousseau (1)

Wales: Tries: Jake Morgan, Rhodri King, Luke Davies, Mason Grady Conversions: Tom Mathews (4) Penalties: Tom Mathews (1)

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