U19s kick-off season with emphatic 46-26 win away to London Broncos LIVE on Wigan TV
Wigan youngsters run-in eight tries in entertaining contest in Ealing, London
- Loose-forward Joe Shorrocks crosses for a brace of tries, Callum Green finishes with a 18-point personal haul
Wigan Warriors U19s registered their first win of the season defeating London Broncos 46-26 at the Trailfinders Sports Club, Ealing, London.
Shane Eccles’ side ran in eight tries, running into 30-0 lead after 25 minutes of play, before the Broncos fought back either side of halftime crossing for four tries of their own. Loose-forward Joe Shorrocks crossed for a brace of tries, whilst there were a further six Warriors who crossed the whitewash.
It proved to be a perfect start for the Warriors when stand-off Callum Green crossed for a try after just two minutes of play. Hooker Amir Bourouh pierced the Broncos’ line from dummy half and drew the covering defender to send over Green for an easy try.
Loose-forward Joe Shorrocks crossed his side’s second try, spinning over from close range as the Warriors began to exert their dominance in the opening exchanges and his effort was closely followed up by prop forward Ethan Havard, who added Wigan’s third score of the afternoon.
Wigan were in rampant mood, with hooker Bourough next to score from close range, with half-back Ryan Forshaw also getting in on the act with a try to give Wigan a 30-0 lead with only 25 minutes played.
The hosts responded with tries from centres Josh Hodson and Max Clark, with Clark’s effort an eye-catching counter attack ignited by Broncos stand-off Leyland. On the stroke of half-time, back row Kai Pearce-Paul went in for his sides third try, as the Broncos finished the half much improved to make the scores 14-30 at the break.
After mounting an impressive fightback in the first-half the Broncos picked up from where they left off in the second half when stand-off Leyland danced over for a try after just two minutes of the second stanza. Wigan had let in four unanswered scores and needed to respond, and after securing a repeat set after a clever Callum Green kick the Warriors were in, when substitute forward Harry Rushton powered over to score.
Next-up was Morgan Smithies, who collected a short ball from Ryan Forshaw to score. Green added the extras before loose-forward Shorrocks added Wigan’s eighth try of the afternoon, and his second, when he collected a cute inside ball from Aiden Roden just approaching the hour.
The Broncos replied with a try from replacement forward Ramon Silva, but Wigan weathered the Broncos comeback to see the game out.
London Broncos U19s: 1 Charlie Gamble, 2 Alfie Edwards, 4 Max Clarke, 3 Josh Hodson, 5 Joel Gray-Foshuhene; 6 Oliver Leyland, 7 Rian Horsmann; 8 Christian Gale, 9 Robert Oakley, 10 Adam Green, 11 Chris Ball, 12 Kai Pearce-Paul, 13 Rory Gray.
Interchanges: 14 Jamie Humphries, 15 William Budd, 16 Ramon Silva, 18 Jonah Varela.
Tries: Josh Hodson, Max Clark, Kai Pearce-Paul, Oliver Leyland, Ramon Silva. Goals: Oliver Leyland (0/1), Robert Oakley (2/3), Rian Horsmann (1/1).
Wigan Warriors U19s: 1 Umyla Hanley; 5 Ben Holcroft, 4 Corey Hall, 3 Sam Halsall, 2 Cian Tyrer; 24 Callum Green, 7 Ryan Forshaw; 10 Ethan Havard, 13 Amir Bourouh, 8 Nathan Wilde; 11 Max Roberts, 12 Morgan Smithies, 9 Joe Shorrocks.
Interchanges: 14 Jack Bibby, 15 Oscar Stone, 16 Harry Rushton, 17 Aiden Roden.
Tries: Callum Green, Joe Shorrocks , Ethan Havard, Amir Bourouh, Ryan Forshaw, Harry Rushden, Morgan Smithies Goals: Callum Green (7/8)
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