Wales Under 21 64, Scotland Under 21 20
Nicky Robinson produced a glorious display to spearhead the rout of the
Scots at Virginia Park, Caerphilly, today for Wales to notch up their fourth win in the Six Nations Under 21 Championship.
The Cardiff fly half turned in a near faultless performance - including one
of the 10 Welsh tries as the Scots were left holding the wooden spoon.
Wales scored their first try after just three minutes, Robinson starting and
then finishing a move in which Swansea full back Gareth Swales and Cardiff lock Luke Tait were prominent.
And with Wales ruling the roost in the line-out through Tait, who was head and
shoulders above the rest, and his second row partner Ryan Jones (UWIC),
Scotland were constantly under the hammer as Wales swept to a a 26-6 half-
Behind the scrum Robinson, who did not miss a touch kick all afternoon,
orchestrated things superbly with Hal Luscombe (Newport) and captain Matthew
Brayley (Swansea) a fine blend in the centre.
The best of the 10 Welsh tries was their eighth, Robinson finding James
Strong with a delightful inside pass and the London Welsh wing showing both
deceptive and powerful running to shred the Scottish defence.
Swales and Cardiff wing Liam Roberts both crossed for braces of tries as
the Welsh stars of the future turned on the style to get the international
weekend off to a real flier.
Wales Under 21: Tries - Gareth Swales (2), Laim Roberts (2), James Strong,
Hal Luscombe, Nicky Robinson, Gareth Williams, Matthew Miles, Penalty try;
Conversions - Nicky Robinson (7).
Scotland Under 21: Tries - Scott Lawson, Mark Rennie; Conversions -
Ander Monro (2); Penalty goals - Ander Monro (2).
Porthcawl recently received a WRU facilities grant and funding from Natwest RugbyForce in order to give their changing rooms a facelift. This came after receiving £10,000 in a WRU facilities grant last year to tarmac their car park. The improvements have already helped to make the club more accessible, not only for their own members and players but for the whole community.
The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a new, accredited Safeguarding and Protecting Children course - funded by the WRU and delivered in partnership with Sport Wales and the NSPCC - fo rugby club volunteers around Wales.
The SWALEC semi-final draws threw up some mouth-watering clashes in the Cup, Plate and Bowl as the 12 teams aim for the Millennium Stadium Finals Day. All the semi-finals are to be played on the weekend of April 12.
Welsh whistler Rhys Thomas continues to scale the heights of the game as he prepares to be an official in this weekend's Hong Kong Sevens tournament, undoubtedly the showpiece event on the World Series calendar.
Wales International Ian Evans and Wales and Lions legend Scott Quinnell swapped rugby balls for paint pots at Tonna during the RBS 6 Nations. They surprised club players with a special clubhouse makeover to launch NatWest RugbyForce 2014 - a programme developed in partnership with the WRU to make rugby clubs stronger businesses by improving and renovating their facilities with the support of volunteers and the local community.
Fresh from claiming the Bowl honours in Tokyo last Sunday, the Wales Sevens squad have settled into their routine as they prepare for this weekend's Hong Kong tournament where Iolo Evans is aiming high, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.
The Welsh Rugby Union has recently teamed up with Prostate Cymru to help the charity launch its latest campaign to raise awareness of the disease. Members of the Wales squad helped produce a short video and promotional material for the campaign titled 'The Best Defence - is to know the FACTS'.
Defending champions Coleg Sir Gar reached their second consecutive Millennium Stadium final as they defeated Coleg Gwent in the WRU Wednesday Under 18 play-off. Watch highlights of their narrow 10-8 win here.