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Lloyd leads Wales past Scotland at Sixways

Lloyd leads Wales past Scotland at Sixways

Credit: Capture the Event

Louis Rees-Zammit and Ioan Lloyd both crossed for doubles as Wales got back to winning ways in the U18 Six Nations Festival with victory over Scotland at Sixways.

Wales were downed by England in their opener last weekend but three first-half tries, two of them from Gloucester winger Rees-Zammit, put them in control. 

But it was fly-half Lloyd who caught the eye, the Bristol Bears youngster pulling the strings from No.10 to guide his side to victory.

Defending champions Scotland have now slipped to two defeats from two after last weekend’s last-gasp Italy loss, but scores from Jamie Drummond and Harry Patterson were consolation in a 28-17 defeat. 

Scotland hit the front early through a Patterson penalty, the flyer moving from wing last time out to full-back for the second outing. 

But Wales soon got to work and the first try saw Lloyd put Rees-Zammit over in the corner and the fly-half added the extras. 

One soon became two as from the restart, the winger shrugged off one would-be tackler, burst into the clear and rounded Patterson for a fine solo score. 

Lloyd then got in on the act with Wales’ third, spotting a gap and bursting through himself before adding the extras for a 21-3 lead. 

Scotland badly needed a response and, despite their lineout struggles all day, got a try back from a rolling maul before the break when Drummond went over. 

But in the second period Lloyd put the game to bed with a magnificent step off his right foot and glide under the posts. 

And while Scotland finished strongly, Patterson going over with Wales down to 14 men, it was never going to be enouhg to prevent Wales getting back to winning ways.