THEIR players may all come from Super League clubs' youth sides but the 36-6 scoreline flattered England as they beat Wales in front over 300 fans in the under-16 international at Sardis Road on Good Friday.
Wales recovered well from a shaky start and were desperately unlucky not to get closer to the visitors' score in the second half, having three tries disallowed in the last quarter of the game.
The hosts were caught out twice in the first ten minutes with two virtually similar tries, both set-up by excellent passing moves by the English back-line and both run in by Hull's Joe Westerman in the right hand corner as he took advantage of gaping holes in the Welsh defence.
Following a period of Welsh pressure, England increased their lead to 20-0. First, Castleford's David Leeke finished off another fine set of passes to ground in the corner before Leeds' Mathew Fox's 20-metre run virtually finished off the in-experience Welsh side.
IN sultry and often blustery conditions today at Bert Henham Park in Auckland, the local Sea Lions team beat the Waicoa Bay Stallions 38/10 in the penultimate round of the Lion Foundation NJC Foundation Cup.
WIDNES eased their relegation worries with a crucial 35-28 victory over fellow engage Super League strugglers Leigh at the Halton Stadium.
LEEDS Rhinos produced a super second half performance to maintain their 100% start to the engage Super League season with a 42-12 win at Bradford Bulls.
SALFORD centre Stuart Littler raced over for a hat-trick of tries as the Reds returned to winning ways in emphatic fashion with a 42-10 victory over Warrington.
HULL withstood a late fightback to send the Broncos spinning to their first defeat at Griffin Park this season by 20-16.
WIGAN began the post Andy Farrell era in style with a 22-20 victory over arch enemy St Helens in an enthralling derby played in front of a Super League record crowd of 25,004 squeezed into the JJB Stadium.
WAKEFIELD collapsed in the second half as Huddersfield got back to winning ways in the engage Super League with a scrappy 42-20 victory.
EXCITED Huddersfield Giants officials are celebrating record season ticket numbers, a 50% increase on the first three home gates and are planning to smash a new barrier ahead of Easter Monday's game at the Galpharm versus Salford Reds (7:30pm) which will see the home debut of star Aussie signing Michael De Vere.
The club began the 2005 campaign with a 57% increase in their season ticket base from the previous year and have now launched a mini ticket to co-incide with the debut of Michael De Vere.
ROOSTERS 22 v BRONCOS 40
Panthers 18 v Dragons 8
TIME flies when you?re having fun they say, and it?s round three already so if you are a tipster, then this week asks more questions than it answers.
Eels 10 v Sharks 18
THIS Saturday (26 March 2005) 2 SER FM's ?A View From The Hill? will be taking calls on the ongoing saga at the St George Illawarra Dragons.
THE Illawarra Mercury has questioned the support of the Illawarra based Dragons' supporters who are demanding a minimum of seven home games per season at Wollongong's WIN Stadium.