Harri Houston

"It’s a class feeling!"

Wales U20s came from behind to clinch the bonus point win against Scotland on Friday evening in Colwyn Bay.

Byron Hayward’s side were forced to dig deep and didn’t take the lead until the final quarter of a hard-fought encounter.

Wales headed in at the break scoreless but a try from Captain Alex Mann just shy of the 50th minute mark and conversion from Jac Lloyd put the side on the board but just behind their opponents 7-10.

But Wales were determined to win this game, and Ospreys centre Joe Hawkins hit a tremendous line for their second try.

Replacement outside-half Dan Edwards converted to put Wales into the lead for the first time in the game.

Wales had the bit between their teeth and an excellent pass from scrum half Morgan Lloyd allowed wing Harri Houston to score at the far right-hand corner.

Wales sealed their victory at the death with Hawkins slicing through the Scotland defence before perfectly executing a sensational offload which resulted in 17-year-old Morgan Morse touching down for the bonus points try.

Try-scorer Houston gave his views after the game: “It’s a class feeling, after going behind in the first half I thought we showed great character to get the win.

“There was a strong wind against us in the first half and we found ourselves under the pump, but coming out for the second half we showed some good accuracies, scored a couple of good tries and got back on top.

“We had a couple of opportunities in the first half but couldn’t capitalise on those but it definitely gave us the confidence going into the second.  

“This win is a huge morale booster. We were all so disappointed with last week’s result and it was a huge upset. It’s a great feeling to have going into the next round. We can head there now confident after picking up a win.”