Wales Deaf Rugby Union

Undeb Rygbi Byddar Cymru


Registered Charity

No: 1071383

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Wales Deaf secured a comfortable victory over a gritty Estonian side in Tallinn in the first ever international between the two nations.


Wales run in twelve tries in the balmy summer sunshine of Tallinn as they played the youngest nation in European rugby on the shores of the Baltic Sea.


Number eight Andrew Healy and full back Tom James both crossed for 4 tries each, with Jamie Watkin, Chris Payne, Chris Haddock and Adam Brake adding further tries.  Outside half Josh Robinson was successful with 6 conversions with Andrew Healy adding the final kick.


Estonia responded with excellent tries either side of half time and demonstrated good skills in their tight forward play.


The Wales Deaf team was as follows


15.   Tom James, 14.   Chris Payne, 13.   Gareth John (Captain), 12.   Gareth Thomas, 11.   Chris Haddock,

10.   Josh Robinson, 9.     Kieron John, 1.     Damian David, 2.     Daniel Hopkins, 3.     Jamie Watkins, 4.     Alun Radcliffe, 5.     Lee Taylor, 6.     Andrew Healy, 7.     Jon Cudd, 8.     Adam Brake, 16.   Rikki Rosser


Referee: Mr Tim Shepperd

Tallinn, Saturday 9 June 2012, Tallinn

Baltic bonanza as Wales run in 12 tries in Tallinn

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