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Barratt hails pack as Wales U20 power past Scotland

International | 27th June 2022

Rhys Barratt believes the forwards’ efforts laid the platform for Wales’ bonus point win over Scotland.

The Cardiff Rugby prop crossed for a stunning first half score as Wales under-20 kicked off their Summer Series campaign with maximum points.

But the loosehead has challenged Byron Hayward’s side to back it up when they meet Georgia later this week, and believes a competitive squad benefits the whole group.

“The boys can be pretty happy with that,” explained Barratt, “coming away with a 45-15 win is something that we would’ve taken before we started.

“But we’ve still got little work-ons to do in order to get better.

“Up front we were dominant, and that was something we’d spoken about beforehand. You look at the scrums and line-outs and we showed our strength in those areas in parts.

“We know as a squad that it’s not just a first fifteen effort. There are 30 boys out here all playing their part.

“We know that each position is highly competitive and everyone is pushing each other, and the finishers did their part against Scotland.

“We know that Georgia will be even more physical again so it’s up to us to match them and show our class as well.”