Match report as Wigan Warriors Under-16s draw 24-24 with Leeds Rhinos Under-19s at the Fairhurst Accountants Community Stadium in Orrell
Umyla Hanley, Ethan Havard and Luke Dale start for the Warriors
- Jack Bibby, Ben Holcroft (2), Cian Tyrer and Harry Rushton with Wigan’s tries
Wigan Warriors Under-16s were held to a 24-24 draw by Leeds Rhinos Under-16s at the Fairhurst Accountants Community Stadium in Orrell on Saturday afternoon.
Umyla Hanley started on the wing for Wigan while Bulgarian-born Ethan Havard started at prop. Luke Dale also featured in the halves.
The Warriors were without Morgan Smithies, Oliver Waite, Amir Bourouh, Reece Hamlet, Ryan Forshaw and Max Roberts who all played in England Youth’s victory over France on Good Friday.
Jack Bibby put Wigan in the lead early on but Leeds went in front midway through the first-half thanks to efforts from Harry Mitchell and Ben Markland. The Warriors pulled one back through Ben Holcroft but trailed 10-8 at the break.
The Rhinos started the second-half quickly, with Iwan Stephens scoring. Wigan then scored the next three tries through Cian Tyrer, Harry Rushton and Holcroft to go 24-16 in front.
Leeds quickly replied with a converted try from Harry Georgiou and Harry Anderson kicked a penalty goal with a minute left to snatch a 24-24 draw for his side.
Wigan Warriors U16s – 24
Tries: Bibby, Holcroft 2, Tyrer, Rushton
Goals: Kennedy 2/5
Leeds Rhinos U16s – 24
Tries: Mitchell, Markland, Stephens, Georgiou
Goals: Anderson 4/5
Wigan Warriors U16s: 1. Cian Tyrer, 2. Umyla Hanley, 3. Dan Clare, 4. Ben Holcroft, 5. Jack Kennedy, 6. Sam Halsall, 7. Luke Dale, 8. Ethan Havard, 9. Brad O’Neill, 10. Ike Eastwood, 11. Jack Bibby, 12. Harry Rushton, 13. Tom O’Loughlin.
Interchange: 14. Keiron Wilkinson, 15. Kyle Barton, 16. Ryan Woolfenden, 17. Brian Schofield, 18. Lewis Bolton, 19. Peter Moore, 20. Kyle Stevenson.
Leeds Rhinos U16s: 1. Liam Whitton, 2. Liam Tindall, 3. Ben Markland, 4. Jordan Russell, 5.Liam Hamill, 6. Harry Anderson, 7. Will Scrimshaw, 8. Sam Moorehouse, 9. Oli Burton, 10. Harry Georgiou, 11. Lewis Delaney, 12. Harry Mitchell, 13. Billy Jowitt.
Interchange: 14. Iwan Stephens, 15. Joshua Kear, 16. Daniel Attley, 17. Jay Haywood-Scriven, 18. Jacob Gannon.
For highlights and reaction from Scholarship coach Shane Eccles and winger Jack Kennedy, visit Wigan TV HERE
Image - Ste Jones