Former Head Boy scores decisive try in Wales' rugby win

Sun, 19 Nov 2017

Former Monmouth student Hallam Amos scored the crucial try in Wales’ narrow 13-6 win against Georgia yesterday at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

The former Head Boy at Monmouth School for Boys had another try ruled out after racing 70 metres to the line.

The 23-year-old winger scored a fine touchdown seven days earlier in Wales’ 29-21 defeat to Australia.

The livewire has bagged three tries for Wales in 13 international matches.

He will be hoping to gain selection for Wales’ biggest challenge of the Autumn series against World Champions New Zealand on Saturday (5.15pm kick-off).

In Wales’ first-ever meeting with Georgia, Hallam crossed for the only try in the 19th minute after collecting a beautifully-lofted pass from fly-half Rhys Priestland.

And the Dragons player appeared to have scored a thrilling second try soon afterwards when he surged from deep.

However, after intervention by the Television Match Official, the ball was judged to have gone forward after Nicky Smith ripped it from Levan Chilachava in the tackle.

Hallam was still at school when he made his debut for the Dragons in the LV= Cup victory at Wasps in 2011.

He made his full international debut on the wing against Tonga in the 2013 autumn series, aged just 19, a few months after leaving Monmouth School for Boys with outstanding results in his A level examinations.

The Monmouth product appeared for Wales in their stunning victory against England at Twickenham in the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Despite playing most of his rugby on the wing, Hallam says he is equally adept at playing full-back, a position he believes he can thrive in on the international stage.

“It’s probably still my favourite position but I don’t know long-term where the guys at the top see me,” he said.

“When you are on the wing the defence is coming across and it’s harder to use your foot-work.

“We are trying to use our back-three with players, like Liam Williams and Leigh Halfpenny swapping roles in a game.”