REPORT | Scotland U16 teams looking to build on their opening performances at Colwyn Bay Rugby Festival

The Scotland U16 teams have played their first round of matches in the Colwyn Bay Rugby Festival, with Scotland Reds and Blues recording convincing wins against Lambs and Dragons respectively, and Scotland U16 Greens narrowly losing to RGC 24-19.

Scotland U16 Reds secured a solid win against Lambs (60-28) and Scotland U16 Blues held a clean sheet to win 51-0 against Dragons.

The three teams will face their second round of fixtures on Wednesday (3 April).

 

MATCH PLAY – Sunday 1 April

Scotland U16 Greens v RGC

The Scotland U16 Greens encounter was a close affair, with the young Scots starting off strong against RGC following tries by Robin McLintock and Cameron Ritchie.

McLintock secured one from two conversions to give his side the lead at the interval.

HT: Scotland U16 Greens 12-7 RGC

The Welsh side bounced back in the second period to overturn the half-time deficit, following two converted tries and a penalty.

The visitors responded through Iain Carmichael, however, the plucky side were unable catch their opponents. 

FT: Scotland U16 Greens 19-24 RGC

 

Scotland U16 Reds v Lambs

Scotland U16 Reds ran in an impressive five tries in the opening half, with Archie Watters, Angus Hoffie, Ryan Daley, Duncan Hood (2) all crossing the whitewash and Keiran Clark adding the extras.

HT: Scotland U16 Reds 29-14 Lambs

The Lambs came out firing in the second-half, scoring two converted tries to reduce the margin to one point.

Lambs’ retaliation was enough to spur the Scots’ attack, as the Reds were soon back on the scoreboard following another flurry of tries by Aidan Boyle, Gregor Scougall, Daniel Brown, Fraser McAslan and Ryan Daley.

Christian Townsend secured three out of five conversions to extend his side’s lead.

FT: Scotland U16 Reds 60-28 Lambs

 

MATCH PLAY – Monday 2 April

 

Scotland U16 Blues v Dragons

Scotland U16 Blues demonstrated their attacking flair throughout their contest against Dragons, and the Scot’s defence denied the Welsh side a single point for the duration of the match.

A total of nine tries were scored by Scotland U16 Blues, with Michael Gray and Ross McKnight crossing the whitewash four times each and Gabriel Smith also dotting down on the line.

Peter Wallwork added the extras twice, while Euan Cunningham converted McKnight’s third try.

The game was brought to an end early due to a player injury within the opposition.

FT: Scotland U16 Blues 51-0 Dragons

 

 

Colwyn Bay Rugby Festival Fixtures:

Wednesday 4th April

12 noon: RGC v Scotland Blue @ Parc Eirias

2pm: Lambs v Scotland Green @ Parc Eirias

3pm: Ospreys (Dev) v Scotland Red @ The Gnoll (Neath RFC)

  

Sunday 8th April

12 noon: RGC v Scotland Red @ Parc Eirias

2pm: Lambs v Scotland Blue @ Parc Eirias