Under-19s: Newcastle 6 Wigan 30

  • Match report as Wigan Under-19s beat Newcastle

  • Inexperienced Wigan team see-off North East outfit

  • Warriors run in six tries to take the win

An inexperienced Wigan Under-19s team ran in six tries as they managed to see-off Newcastle Thunder and maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

With Wigan Reserves playing Wakefield earlier in the day Darrell Goulding took a side full of first year players up to Kingston Park.

Prop, Ethan Havard, opened the scoring in just the third minute as he showed great footwork in the middle to cross from 20 metres out. Harry Smith making it 6-0 with the conversion.

Wigan had to wait a little while for their next try but their patience paid off as a great pass from Smith gave Jake Sculthorpe time to put Jack Kennedy through a gap to race away and score on the right wing.

Darrell Goulding’s side were 16-0 to the good just before the break as replacement Hooker Amir Borouh went over from dummy half after more impressive work from Smith who also added the two.

The Warriors continued to have the better of the action and Ben Holcroft’s early second half try was followed up by another effort from Ryan Forshaw who cashed in when the Thunder full-back failed to deal with a high ball.

A third Wigan try of the half just before the hour-mark put the game beyond doubt as the impressive Borouh put the Warriors in great field position before Smith found James Barran to score.

With the Warriors 30-0 to the good the home side continued to fight and got the try their efforts deserved as Hooker Ollie Gowling found open space in the middle of the park to run through and score.

FULL TIME: Newcastle Thunder U19s 6-30 Wigan Warriors U19s

Match Details

Newcastle Thunder U19s – 6

Tries: Gowling

Goals: Coates 1/1

Wigan Warriors – 30

Tries: Holcroft, Kennedy, Forshaw, Havard, Bourouh, Barran

Goals: Smith 3/5

HT: 0-16

Newcastle Thunder U19s 1. Jack Quinn, 2. Callum Kennedy, 3. Kieran Hudson, 4. Alex Clegg, 5. Mark McCallan, 6. Dan Coates, 7. Cai Ellis, 8. Rory Nettleton, 9. Ollie Gowling, 10. Chris Paterson, 11. Jed Charlton, 12. Adam Bielby, 13. Tom Wilcox

Interchange: 14. Owen Reed, 15. Sam Stephenson, 16. James McGuirk, 17. Nat Kitching

Wigan Warriors U19s: 1. Callum Green, 2. Cian Tyrer, 3. Ben Holcroft, 4. Jake Sculthorpe, 5. Jack Kennedy, 6. Ryan Forshaw, 7. Harry Smith, 8. Ethan Havard, 9. Aiden Roden, 10. Nathan Wilde, 11. Max Roberts, 12. James McDonnell, 13. Morgan Smithies

Interchange: 14. Amir Bourouh, 15. Joe Purcell, 16. Olive Waite, 19. James Barran