Wales gained victories in under-16 and under-18 away matches last Saturday in Italy and Portugal respectively. The under-16 side played their first international of the season and followed up the A team win last Thursday by 16-13 as they met and defeated the full Italian side in Calvisano and came away with a 27-17 success.
Three of the four Wales tries came from their wings with a brace for Jon Brinkworth (Bishop of Llandaff, Cardiff) and one for Chris Czekaj (Corpus Christi). The final try of the match was scored by full back Aaron Bramwell (Llangatog Comp), who converted two of the tries.
In Coimbra, Portugal, Wales under-18 Youth defeated the Portugal under-19 side by 46-12 to win the quadrangular tournament.Andrew Kingdom (Llandovery) on the Wales wing scored one of the tries, thus Marks (Llandovery) 2, wing Dan Hitchings (Treorchy) 2, centre Aaron May (Swansea) and centre Viv Jenkins (Carmarthen Quins).Full back Leon Andrews converted four of the tries and landed a penalty with Wales having lead 27-0 at the interval.
The Welsh Rugby Union has awarded a unique 'President's Cap' to a specific group of players who represented their country between 1945 and 1979, but missed out on international recognition at the time.
Prabhat Mathema, the WRU's National Medical Manager explains the four part Pitchside Suspected Concussion Assessment process the IRB has devised that is being implemented throughout the Dove Men Series and in the LV= Cup this season, which includes the provision for a five minute temporary substitution to allow an assessment to take place.