2022 Celtic Cup
07 May 2022 • KO 11:15
64 v 22
Plas Madoc Leisure Centre, Wrexham
Referee : Ollie Cruickshank
Wales began their defence of the Celtic Cup with a resounding 64-22 win over a plucky Irish side, who matched the Welsh after the break.
Wales took the lead in the fourth minute with a Harry Jones try in the corner. Scott Trigg-Turner converted before extending the lead further with a try in the opposite corner. His second kick hit the post and Wales were 10-0 up on seven minutes.
Stuart Williams then scored his 49th Wales try on 10 minutes with Trigg-Turner converting.
Peter Johnston hit back for Ireland two minutes later, which he converted himself to pull the score back to 16-6 but Trigg-Turner grabbed his second of the game on 18 minutes which he duly converted.
Five minutes later, Jones stormed under the posts for his second with Trigg-Turner converting to put the score up to 28-6.
Then, just after the half-hour, Stuart Williams made history by becoming the first ever Wales rugby league player in any of the international sides to score 50 tries in a Welsh shirt. Trigg-Turner converted again before getting his hat-trick of tries and adding a further goal to put Wales 40-6 up at the break.
It took less than a second half minute for Trigg-Turner to cross for his fourth try.
Gary Preece added the next Wales try which Trigg-Turner improved before adding his fifth try and converting again.
Toby Burton-Carter both crossed for an Irish try, before Mark Williams went over for two more for Wales, all of which went unconverted.
Martin added a further two Ireland scores with Johnston converting both, to make the final score 64-22.
Team Lists and Scoring Information
|3||4 - 0||Harry Jones||Wal Wheelchair||Try|
|4||6 - 0||Scott Trigg-Turner||Wal Wheelchair||Conversion|
|5||10 - 0||Scott Trigg-Turner||Wal Wheelchair||Try|
|6||10 - 0||Scott Trigg-Turner||Wal Wheelchair||Missed Conversion|
|9||14 - 0||Stuart Williams||Wal Wheelchair||Try|
|10||16 - 0||Scott Trigg-Turner||Wal Wheelchair||Conversion|
|12||16 - 4||Peter Johnson||Ire Wheelchair||Try|
|12||16 - 6||Peter Johnson||Ire Wheelchair||Conversion|
|18||20 - 6||Scott Trigg-Turner||Wal Wheelchair||Try|
|18||22 - 6||Scott Trigg-Turner||Wal Wheelchair||Conversion|
|23||26 - 6||Harry Jones||Wal Wheelchair||Try|
|23||28 - 6||Scott Trigg-Turner||Wal Wheelchair||Conversion|
|30||32 - 6||Stuart Williams||Wal Wheelchair||Try|
|31||34 - 6||Scott Trigg-Turner||Wal Wheelchair||Conversion|
|34||38 - 6||Scott Trigg-Turner||Wal Wheelchair||Try|
|35||40 - 6||Scott Trigg-Turner||Wal Wheelchair||Conversion|
|40||44 - 6||Scott Trigg-Turner||Wal Wheelchair||Try|
|40||44 - 6||Scott Trigg-Turner||Wal Wheelchair||Missed Conversion|
|47||48 - 6||Gary Preece||Wal Wheelchair||Try|
|48||50 - 6||Scott Trigg-Turner||Wal Wheelchair||Conversion|
|50||54 - 6||Scott Trigg-Turner||Wal Wheelchair||Try|
|51||56 - 6||Scott Trigg-Turner||Wal Wheelchair||Conversion|
|54||56 - 10||Toby Burton-Carter||Ire Wheelchair||Try|
|54||56 - 10||Peter Johnson||Ire Wheelchair||Missed Conversion|
|58||60 - 10||Mark Williams||Wal Wheelchair||Try|
|59||60 - 10||Scott Trigg-Turner||Wal Wheelchair||Missed Conversion|
|60||64 - 10||Mark Williams||Wal Wheelchair||Try|
|66||64 - 14||Tom Martin||Ire Wheelchair||Try|
|67||64 - 16||Peter Johnson||Ire Wheelchair||Conversion|
|68||64 - 20||Tom Martin||Ire Wheelchair||Try|
|70||64 - 22||Peter Johnson||Ire Wheelchair||Conversion|