Old Monmothian scores in Wales' win against South Africa

Mon, 4 Jun 2018
Hallam Amos, pictured scoring a try against Australia in the autumn.

Former Monmouth student, Hallam Amos, scored a first-half try in Wales’ narrow 22-20 Test victory against South Africa in the USA.

The 23-year-old, who played at full-back, bagged his fourth try in his 16th Test appearance as a new-look Wales edged past an inexperienced South Africa in Washington on Saturday 2nd June.

The former Monmouth School for Boys’ Head Boy finished off a slick pass move, involving Hadleigh Parkes, Ross Moriarty and Ellis Jenkins, to score Wales’ opening try the 31st minute.

Wales led 14-3 at the break but trailed 20-17 with just six minutes remaining before a late try from hooker Ryan Elias snatched victory for Warren Gatland’s men.

Now the Dragons ace will be hoping to retain his spot in Wales’ starting line-up for their opening Test with Argentina in San Juan on Saturday 9th June (8.40pm kick-off, UK time).

Hallam, who enjoyed seven years at Monmouth School for Boys, had an impressive autumn series for Wales, notching tries against Australia and Georgia and setting up scores against New Zealand and South Africa.

Hallam didn’t feature in this season’s Six Nations campaign following an ankle injury in Dragons’ Boxing Day loss to Cardiff Blues.

However, he was a surprise inclusion in Wales Rugby Sevens’ squad for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April and featured in all of his side’s matches in Australia.