Wales got off to an excellent start with scrum half Kerry Jenkins scoring to the side of the posts following an English knock on from the kick off. Jenkins added the conversion and Wales were 7-0 up inside five minutes.
With the experienced back row of Phillips, Pike and Nicholas disrupting their opposite numbers at every opportunity, Wales continued to lay siege in the English 22 and winger Sara Weldon came close to increasing the lead even further.
As half time approached, England winger Harriet Crockett scored the first of her two tries from a set piece move on the half way line. Clifton's Kim Oliver added the extra two points.
Crockett soon added her second, again from fifty yards out, as weak Welsh tackling allowed the Bath Academy winger to increase their lead to 12-7.
The second half became a tense affair which saw the English player of the match Katie White sin binned and the No 8 Laura Jenkins sent off for a late tackle on the Welsh full back Ellen Evans.
With the opposition down to thirteen players, Wales took advantage and camped themselves on the English try line. Kerry Jenkins had a second try disallowed for a double movement and despite several last ditch attempts the impressive English defence stood firm and they ran out winners by 12-7.
Despite the defeat, this game proved that the future of U19 rugby is healthy in both England and Wales and it is hoped that this fixture will become an annual event on a home and away basis.
The Half a Game initiative is currently sweeping across Wales and proving a major success. The scheme aims to give every young player at least half a game every weekend. WRU TV recently visited a festival in Narberth where clubs have fully embraced the initiative.
Both Bargoed and Swansea were seeking their first win of the Principality Premiership season this afternoon. It proved a fruitful day for the hosts - not only did they win, but Bargoed claimed a try bonus point.
Cardiff managed to keep their unbeaten record at home intact, but only just as Bridgend made them work extremely hard before the Blue and Blacks secured a hard fought Principality Premiership win at the BT Sport Arms Park last night.
Former Wales back row Andy Powell gives a guided tour of The Wern, home of Merthyr RFC, who are determined to prove a lot of people wrong and make their mark in their first season in the Principality Premiership.
Wales Sevens head coach Gareth Williams looks back on the Rio Sevens success where he helped GB win silver. He believes the successful campaign is a huge boost to his Welsh squad as they prepare for another World Series, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland will be heading back home to take on the All Blacks next year where for him, success for 2017 is all about going to New Zealand and winning a Test Series.
Last week all roads led to Eugene Cross Park where defending champions Ebbw Vale hosted this season's launch of the Principality Premiership. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie was there to capture the thoughts of Damien Hudd, captain of Ebbw Vale, and WRU Head of Performance, Geraint John.
Llandovery made it three in a row when they defeated Aberavon in the final of the National Foster's 7s at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday. On another eventful day of sevens, Newport claimed the Plate and the Dragons won the women's crown
Last week saw Cardiff welcome players from around the world for the 21st Golden Oldies Festival. The tournament features players over 35 years of age, and this year's event saw a select few represent the WRU in a 'friendly' against the Wooden Spoon.
Wales Under 18 captain Callum Bradbury is delighted to have seen his side claim a narrow 18-17 victory against a strong SA Schools 'A' side to end the three-match Under 19 International Series in South Africa on a high note.