England Struggle to win – Wales 12-48 England

Sam Tomkins had a hat-trick on his d├ębut which was one of the few plus points as England made hard work of beating Wales in their Four Nations warm-up match.

Sam Tomkins
Sam Tomkins

Bradfords Craig Kopzcak gave Wales the lead before Tomkins (2), Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook and Sam Burgess all scored to go in at 6-20 at half-time.
The second period and Ian Watson scored Waleses second before Tom Briscoe (2), Sean O’Loughlin and Adrian Morley touched down. Giving us the final score of:

Wales 12-48 England

Scorers

Wales
Tries: Kopczak, Watson Goals: White (2)

England
Tries: Tomkins (3), McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Burgess, Briscoe (2), O’Loughlin, Morley Goals: Sykes (6)

Teams

Wales: Kear, R. Williams, Griffiths, Blackwood, White, Bateman, Webster, J. James, Budworth, Dudson, Kopczak, Flower, Davies. Replacements: Watson, L. Williams, Divorty, Barron.

England: Sykes, T. Briscoe, Shenton, O’Loughlin, Fox, Tomkins, Myler, Morley, Moore, Carvell, Ellis, Westwood, Burgess. Replacements: McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Higham, Tickle, Bridge.