Conwy U16 International Series: Italy U17 & Wales RGC end week unbeaten


Italy U17 and Wales RGC ended the Conwy U16 International Festival unbeaten after winning their third and final fixtures on Saturday, the final day of the Festival.


Wales RGC beat Scotland Red 20-12, condemning the young Scots to a third defeat from three, while Italy U17 beat France East in a very physical contest by a narrow 15-12 margin.


Wales Academicals returned to winning ways after a tough midweek defeat to Italy, beating Scotland Blue 26-18, meaning that both Scottish sides ended the week without victory.


France West also picked up a second victory of the week, beating Italy U17 A 14-7 to make it two wins from their three games, leaving the Italian second string with one win from three.


Five Rydal Penrhos pupils represented the unbeaten Wales RGC side through the tournament, with the school’s Director of Sport, Allen Boyd, saying:


“They all deserve enormous credit for the way they performed and conducted themselves throughout the festival, and they can be very proud of their efforts. Congratulations to them and to RGC for a fine tournament, one that Rydal Penrhos was very proud to be involved in.”


Meanwhile Tegid Phillips, said:


“What a week of rugby these youngsters have provided. For some, this Festival may well be the highlight of their rugby careers. Undoubtedly, for some others it will be a stepping stone onto Under 20 and full international honours. Whatever their future, all the players have been a credit to their country and themselves.”


Fifteen Rugby has compiled an unofficial table, below, from the week’s results. It sees Italy U17 on top, ahead of Wales RGC on points difference after the two finished unbeaten for the week.


France U16 West’s superior points difference sees them just ahead of Wales Academicals, who are in fourth, while France East are in fifth ahead of Italy U17 A.


The two Scottish sides sit at the foot of the table, Scotland Blue just ahead of Scotland Red thanks to a superior points difference.


Conwy U16 International Festival Results:


3rd April – 11.00, Wales Academicals 29-12 Scotland Red

3rd April – 12.30, France U16 West 24-28 Italy U17

3rd April – 14.00, France U16 East 15-17 Italy U17 A

3rd April – 15.30, Wales RGC 22-5 Scotland Blue


6th April – 11.00, Italy U17 31-0 Welsh Academicals

6th April – 12.30, Scotland Red 5-41 France East

6th April – 14.00 Wales RGC 10-5 Italy U17 ‘A’

6th April – 15.30, France U16 West 19-0 Scotland Blue


9th April – 11.00 Scotland Blue 18-26 Wales Academicals

9th April – 12.30, Scotland Red 12-20 Wales RGC

9th April – 14.00 Italy U17 15-12 France East

9th April – 15.30, Italy U17 ‘A’ 7-14 France U16 West


Unofficial – Conwy U16 International Series Final Table
1Italy U173300+386
2Wales RGC3300+306
3France U16 West3201+224
4Wales Academicals3201-64
5France U16 East3102+312
6Italy U17 A3102-102
7Scotland U16 Blue3003-440
8Scotland U16 Red3003-610
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