English League XIII vs. Wales

English League XIII 22 def. Wales 4

Match URL
www.rugbyleagueproject.org/matches/20115
Date
Sunday, 9th November, 2003
Kick Off
3:00 PM (local time)
Referee
Thierry Alibert
Venue
Headingley (Leeds)
Crowd
2,124

English League
22 4
Wales

Match Stats

Halftime Score 12 4

Match Scoresheet

Matt DISKIN 2 T Mark LENNON
Ade GARDNER      
Danny McGUIRE      
 
Danny TICKLE 3/5 G 0/1 Mark LENNON

Teams

Paul SYKES 1 FB 1 Damian GIBSON
Leon PRYCE 2 W 2 Hefin O'HARE
Martin ASPINWALL 3 C 3 Kris TASSELL
Stuart REARDON 4 C 4 Adam HUGHES
Ade GARDNER 5 W 5 Lenny WOODARD
 
Jamie ROONEY 6 FE 6 Aled JAMES
Rob BURROW 7 HB 7 Mark LENNON
 
Andy LYNCH 8 FR 8 Robert ROBERTS
Matt DISKIN 9 HK 9 Ian WATSON
Rob PARKER 10 FR 10 Anthony FARRELL
Danny TICKLE 11 2R 11 Justin MORGAN
Gareth HOCK 12 2R 12 Paul ATCHESON
Sean O'LOUGHLIN 13 L 13 Chris MORLEY
 
Danny McGUIRE 14 B 14 Jon ASTON
Danny SCULTHORPE 15 B 15 David MILLS
Ryan CLAYTON 16 B 16 Gareth PRICE
Ian SIBBIT 17 B 17 Jordan JAMES
 
    COACH   Neil KELLY
 

Match Report

by STEVEN BIRCHALL

England A will go into the European Nations Cup final undefeated after recording a convincing 22 - 4 victory over the Welsh Dragons in the final group A match played at Headingley in Leeds. England A made the ideal start for the home team in the match, scoring just after 80 seconds of play when Matt Diskin raced onto a grubber kick from Rob Burrow. Danny Tickle added the extras and the English were up 6 - 0.

England's second try came through winger Ade Gardner who went through almost untouched after collecting a long cut-out ball from Jamie Rooney to put the English up 12 - 0.
Wales hit back in the 32nd minute when Mark Lennon took advantage of a Paul Sykes mistake to gather the ball and dive over.

Wales went close to scoring again through Adam Hughes, Jordan James and Lenny Woodard, but they just were not able to finish off their plays effectively, with either the scrambling defence of England just stopping them, or the Dragons just losing control of the ball when it counted the most.

England were far more successful in their attack, with Danny McGuire racing 50 meters to add his mark to the match, and Diskin collecting his second try after the Lenny Woodard mistake which almost saw Wales over the line.

England will now take on the French in the final to be played at Wilderspool Stadium in Warrington.

Source: WalesRL.co.uk

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