By David Lawrenson in Nottingham, Date: 16/4/14
Wales geared up for Friday’s clash against England with an emphatic 72-6 victory over Scotland in the Student Four Nations Championships at the University of Nottingham.
The Welsh ran in 13 tries, which included four from their star man Lewys Weaver, who also contributed 20 points with his boot. Lloyd Thomas also claimed a hat-trick.
Scotland’s only points came from a try by Morgan Evans late in the second half which was converted by Dan Parker.
Wales opened the scoring when Ben Stelmaszek broke down the right to score in the corner. Lewys Weaver landed the conversion to make it 6-0 and was again on target minutes later when Lloyd Thomas touched down.
Weaver then turned try scorer as Scotland were punished for a mistake close to their own line. He added the extras before crossing again following a superb length of the field effort.
The Welsh dominance continued with Connor Farrar claiming his side’s fifth try of the afternoon to make it 28-0 at the interval.
Tempers boiled over early in the second half with Luke Kell of Wales and Gavin Reed of Scotland being shown red cards while Scotland’s Oliver Murray was sent to the sin bin.
Normal service was resumed once the game got back underway with Lloyd Thomas, Lewis Weaver and Tom Hughes all scoring in quick succession.
Weaver converted two to take the Welsh tally to 44 points without reply.
The one way traffic continued with Ben Stelmaszek claiming his second try of the day, shortly followed by another Welsh hat trick, this time for Lloyd Thomas. Weaver added both conversions, taking the score to 56- 0.
Weaver continued to rack up the points, crossing for his fourth try which he converted before Tom Hughes added another for the Welsh.
After a period of pressure, Scotland managed to avoid the whitewash when Young dived over the try line with Parker adding the extras.
However, Wales had the final say with Morgan Evans crossing for their 13th try of the contest.
Ben Stelmaszek 2
Lloyd Thomas 3
Lewys Weaver 4
Tom Hughes 2
Conversions – Lewys Weaver 10
Conversions – Dan Parker