Wales bounced back from an opening round defeat to Ireland in the Five Nations Under 18 Festival with a 23-13 victory over Scotland in Noceto, Italy yesterday.
Wales led 10-6 at the break and scored tries through Luke Williams and vice-captain Jack Gadd with Tom Prydie knocking over the rest of the points with two conversions and three penalties.
Simon King was a delighted Welsh coach and says the team can low look ahead to next week's clash against England with renewed optimism.
"It was a comfortable victory for us but it was important we got back to winning ways after losing out to Ireland last week by one score.
"We fronted up well. We had plenty of go forward and it was pleasing to see a lot of the new guys who were given their chance, put their hands up. It's going to make selection difficult for the next game but that's the way you want it.
"The boys played with confidence in what was a very good team effort. We had a full week's preparation in Parma for the game against Scotland and the boys' character shone through in victory."
Wales's pack played with plenty of fire and brimstone and weren't afraid to take the game to their Scottish counterparts while the backs displayed a real cutting edge at times.
Wales tackle England at Ebbw Vale's Eugene Cross Park next Sunday at 2pm in their final game of the tournament.
Wales and Ospreys back row James King, who came through the North Wales age grade system, nominated North Wales Regional Community Rugby Manager Marc Roberts, in the WRU's 'Diolch' initiative where squad players thanked those who played a part in their rise to the top.
Beating Merthyr has boosted Carmarthen Quins hopes of reaching a top eight spot in the Principality Premiership. Quins captain Haydn Pugh is delighted with his team's progress and is determined that everyone from the Under 6s through to the senior team, enjoys the ride.
When the Wales squad were asked to nominate individuals who played a big part in their early playing days, Wales and Dragons full back and wing Hallam Amos thought of his former Monmouth School rugby coach John Bevan.
Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.
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