Wigan Warriors' Harry Smith puts the boot into Aussies to secure series triumph for England academy

England academy were celebrating tonight after beating the touring Aussie Schoolboys 18-6 at Leeds' Headingley.

Friday, 14th December 2018, 8:57 pm
Updated Friday, 14th December 2018, 10:07 pm
Wigan's Harry Smith kicked five goals

The victory secured a 2-0 series triumph following their victory at Leigh last week.

Warriors’ young half Harry Smith struck five goals and St Helens’ Jack Welsby – a Shevington native – bagged two tries for England, who led 16-6 at half-time.

Warriors’ Joe Shorrocks, Morgan Smithies and Ethan Harvard also played.

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More than 1,500 fans braved the cold to watch the game and many more followed the action through the RFL’s streaming service.

The Aussies led 6-2 midway through the first-half before England took a grip of the contest.

Meanwhile, in Warriors’ academy news, teenage prop Caine Barnes will head out on season-long loan with Workington next season.

And Warriors U19s will face West Wales Raiders in a pre-season friendly at Stebonheath Park on Saturday February 2.