Two Craven boys played key roles as England defeated Wales 43-12 in Sunday’s under-18 international at Neath.

Hooker Jack Walker from Settle captained the victorious England side while Gargrave-based winger Taylor Prell, who was making only his second appearance, was named man of the match.

Prell, who made his senior debut for Wharfedale a week earlier in their 54-15 Yorkshire Cup win over Cleckheaton, is a student at Giggleswick School, and took the accolade despite Saracens wing George Perkins scoring a hat-trick of tries for England.

Walker, who attends Prince Henry’s Grammar School in Otley said: “I was massively proud of all the lads today – everyone put in a big shift and we’re pleased to get the result after a good performance.

"Wales put up a real fight and made it tough for us, but credit to our guys, we got over the gain-line well and deserved to get the win in the end.”