Sam Costelow produced an eye-catching performance as Wales Under-18s beat England in the second round of fixtures in the International Series in South Africa.
Leicester Tigers academy fly-half Costelow scored a try and landed three conversions in Wales’s 26-20 Wales in Stellenberg.
Costelow started for Wales while his Tigers teammates James Whitcombe and George Martin were on the bench for England.
And Costelow helped get the ball rolling with a pass that put hooker Cameron Lewis over from close range for the opening try after 15 minutes. Costelow converted.
He then burst through a gap 30m out, stepped past full-back Will Haydon-Wood to score under the posts. Costelow converted his own try to extend the Wales lead to 14-0.
Osian Knott put Wales 19-3 ahead with their third try before George Barton cut the deficit with a converted try for England.
England trailed 19-13 when, early in the second half, Costelow produced a try-saving tackle on his Tigers teammate George Martin in the shadow of the posts.
It proved a key moment as Wales went to the opposite end to through Teddy Williams for a try converted by Costelow.
Harvey Beaton scored next to the posts to bring England back to within six points but Wales held on for their first win in the series.