Four tries by full back Wes Pooley (pictured right) helped Wales Deaf secure a 36 point to 3 victory over England Deaf at Cardiff Arms Park today.
The world’s first deaf rugby international to be played on a 4G artificial pitch was played in front of a healthy crowd who braved the elements on a challenging afternoon for both sides.
England started strongly with some powerful surges from their strong pack of forwards. Their early dominance was rewarded by a penalty for an infringement at the lineout, however outside half Sam Scadeng pulled the attempt wide.
Wales began to enjoy more ball from the lineout and a firm platform at the scrum. From a period of prolonged pressure inside the England twenty two, full back Wes Pooley evaded despairing tackles to slide over for the game’s first try after 15 minutes. Celyn Ashton kicked the conversion to take Wales into a 7 – 0 lead.
Directly from the kick off, the ball was kicked long by England, which offered Wales a great opportunity to attack from a scrum on half way.
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