Local pair helps Wales U20s to shock Junior World Cup win over New Zealand U20s
8:26pm Friday 8th June 2012 in Sport
Two rugby stars from Pembrokeshire played for Wales Under-20s who caused the biggest shock in IRB Junior World Cup history by defeating New Zealand Under-20s 9-6 in South Africa on Friday, June 8th.
Scarlets prop Rob Evans, formerly of Sir Thomas Picton School and Blues flanker Luke Hamilton, formerly of Pembroke Comprehensive School, featured in a superb pack that fronted up against the feared New Zealand pack, played in horrendous conditions at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch.
Twelve months ago Wales were hammered 92-0 and had never beaten the Kiwis at this level before Friday’s shock win.
Wales beat Fiji 44-18 in the opening pool match and New Zealand crushed Samoa 63-0. Outside half Mathew Morgan and winger Tom Prydie (2) kicked the penalties that sealed Wales’ famous victory over the stunned Blacks and if Wales beat Samoa on Tuesday, June 12th then a semi-final spot is assured.