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England grab bonus-point U20 win over Wales

Archie McParland scored a hat-trick for Northampton Saints in the Premiership Cup this season
England: (15) 28
Tries: Wills, McParland, Jones, Kirk Pens: Taylor, Bellamy Con: Bellamy
Wales: (7) 7
Try: Anderson Con: Wilde

England secured a bonus-point win over Wales to continue their unbeaten start to the Under-20 Six Nations.

The hosts started fast with three first-half tries through Alex Wills, Archie McParland and Ioan Jones to take a 15-0 lead.

Wales responded through full-back Huw Anderson after good work from Harri Ackerman.

But two second-half penalties and a try by replacement Scott Kirk sealed the win at the Recreation Ground.

England dominated large portions of the game in Bath and could have been further ahead if it wasn’t for missed opportunities and resolute Welsh defence.

Both sides came into the game after opening victories – England having defeated Italy and Wales taking the win over Scotland.

Last weekend’s hat-trick hero Henry Pollock was awarded his second player of the match, showing the other side to his game with an impressive defensive display, which included a vital steal at the end of the first half.

Wales next face Ireland on 23 February, with England – who are seeking a first Grand Slam since 2021 -travelling to Scotland on the same day.