Six Nations 2014: Wales U20 26-9 Italy U20

Ethan Davies

Wales Under-20 made a confident start to their Six Nations campaign by seeing off Italy Under-20 in Colwyn Bay.

A try by centre Joshua Adams, sent through by Scott Matthews, and two penalties from Ethan Davies saw Wales edge a physical first half 11-9.

But Wales moved clear after number eight James Benjamin dived over from a ruck before full international Dafydd Howells scored on his Under-20 debut.

Italy had to settle for the nine points from fly-half Filippo Buscema.

Wales Under-20: Afon Bagshaw (RGC); Dafydd Howells (Ospreys), Harri Evans (RGC), Steffan Hughes (capt, Scarlets), Joshua Adams (Scarlets); Ethan Davies (Dragons), Tom Williams (Blues); Callum Lewis (Blues), Elliot Dee (Dragons), Nicky Thomas (Ospreys ), Ben Roach (Blues), James Sheekey (Blues), Will Boyde (Carmarthen), Scott Matthews (Dragons), James Benjamin (Dragons). Replacements: Scott Otten (Ospreys), Leon Crump (Blues), Benjamin Leung (Scarlets), Scott Andrews (Dragons), Connor Lloyd (Scarlets), Luke Price (Ospreys), Garyn Smith (Blues).

Italy Under-20 squad: Derrick APPIAH (Marchiol Mogliano), Maicol AZZOLINI (Pesaro Rugby), Simone BALOCCHI (Rugby Colorno), Michele BOCCARDO (Petrarca Padova), Paolo BUONFIGLIO (UR PratoSesto), Lorenzo Maria BRUNO (Lazio Rugby 1927), Filippo BUSCEMA (UR Capitolina), Giacomo DE SANTIS (UR Capitolina), Gabriele DI GIULIO (Città di Frascati), Simone Pietro FERRARI (Marchiol Mogliano), Renato GIAMMARIOLI (Città di Frascati), Marco LAZZARONI (Marchiol Mogliano), Gabriele MANGANIELLO (Estra I Cavalieri Prato), Riccardo MICHIELETTO (Petrarca Padova), Sebastian NEGRI (Western Province), Simone PARISOTTO (Valsugana Rugby), Paolo RAGAZZI (Petrarca Padova), Federico RUZZA (Cus Padova), Filippo SCALVI (Rugby Reggio), Samuel SENO (M-Three San Donà), Marco SILVA (Rugby Colorno), Alessandro TORLAI (Rugby Reggio), Cherif TRAORE (Estra I Cavalieri Prato), Andrea TROTTA (Marchiol Mogliano).

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