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Your News England Students 45 - Wales Students 15

Dan Bibby set England Students on the way to a comprehensive five-try win over their Wales counterparts at the Stoop.

The full back from the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff scored two well-taken tries either side of half-time to settle a free-flowing contest.

Bath wing Sam Miller also touched down twice after centre Louis Messer (UWIC) had opened the scoring and Durham fly half Mike Ward added three conversions and four penalties

Wales briefly hauled themselves back in the game with an interception try midway through the first half from Bridgend wing Tom Williams, and a conversion and penalty by Rhys Roberts (Cardiff Met). Cardiff’s Ross Wardle got their late consolation.

The visitors looked dangerous enough when they got the ball but England’s forwards – including flanker Josh Beaumont, the son of former England captain Bill Beaumont – were too strong and mobile an influence.

They trailed 19-10 19 minutes before the interval after Messer followed up Hartpury prop Richard Barrington’s break to score the opener with Ward converting and kicking four penalties in quick succession.

Miller opened up some breathing space with his strike, then Bibby – training with the England Sevens squad this season – scored the third with an elusive run down the left before putting his side out of sight when he pounced on a loose ball Wales couldn’t control.

At 38-10 up with more than half-an-hour left the floodgates might have opened but Wales dug in, the game lost some structure and Miller’s second score – a simple touchdown in the left hand corner – was all they could add before Wardle’s last minute effort for Wales.


England Students: Tries: Bibby 2, Miller 2, Messer. Conversions: Ward 3. Penalties: Ward 4.

Wales Students: Tries: Williams, Wardle. Conversion: Roberts. Penalty: Roberts

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