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.
Wales 7s Manager Steff Thomas believes Luke Treharne has all the attriubutes to be a top class captain. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie hears his reasons why as the squad prepare for the opening two legs of the new World Series in Dubai and South Africa.
The British & Irish Cup kicks off this weekend with the four Regional Premiership Select XVs flying the flag for Wales. Welsh
Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.