Leeds Rhinos u16 34 Warrington Wolves u16 24

WARRINGTON Wolves’ under 16s headed to Yorkshire for their opening match.

For Wolves, pre-season fitness training showed in the second half when they posted the last three tries.

Try scorers were Cory Bennie, Jamie Brownbill, Pat Moran, Reece Brunt and Liam Aspin.

Academy coach Gary Chambers said: “We made the call not to play our England representatives and to give the younger players an opportunity to demonstrate what they have learnt during pre-season and they put in good performances.

“We were creative and maybe with some slightly better execution the result could have been different.”

Wolves: Regan Croft; Cory Bennie, Sam Vernon, Geraint Lawrence, Jamie Brownbill; Ethan Jukes, Harry Reardon; Pat Moran, Reece Brunt, Connor Scrivens, Ellis Gillam, Alex Green, Nathan Ainsworth. Subs Tom Millington, Tom MacFarlane, Liam Aspin, Ryan Taylor, Jordon Williams.