DRAGONS wing Deon Smith carried out the demands of his Wales Under-20s coaches to perfection by stunning England with a late Six Nations match-winner.

The 19-year-old, who has been playing for Bedwas and scored against Russia for the Dragons seniors, finished powerfully down the left flank to run a 10-6 deficit into a 11-10 win and keep alive their title hopes.

It looked like Rusiate Tuima’s late score had secured the spoils for the English up north until Wales, who had been limited to a pair of Cai Evans penalties, laid siege to the line at the death.

They stayed patient and eventually worked the ball wide for Smith to crash over, securing a third win against England at Under-20 level.

"At half-time they told us to carry on what we were doing and to finish it off. The gap was there and luckily I was able to take it," said Smith, who came on at the break.

"I was just glad I could finish it off because the boys had put in such a big shift. When it was 3-0 at half-time it was anyone's game and now we want to finish off in style."

Head coach Gareth Williams praised the character of his players to stay in the fight and strike at the death to upset the odds.

"It was great and it was a really dramatic ending. We were really pleased with the second half because we spoke a lot about keeping the pressure on England,” he said.

"We really did that to go into a 6-3 lead. We were disappointed to concede the try we did, but they showed huge character to come back in the way they did after that.

"We got into their 22 a few times in the first time and we were disappointed we didn't convert. Our defensive effort was fantastic and you could see that England were frustrated at half-time.

"We spoke about building pressure in the second half and that paid off in the end. Cai's goalkkicking has been superb all season and he is one of the best in the world at this level, which is no surprise given the amount of work he puts in.

"Moments like that kept pressure on England and gave us the chance to win with the final play. We aren't getting carried away with ourselves because we are growing towards the World Cup and that is still our main focus.

"We showed great character and a lot of quality throughout the game. We have got two weeks now to build up to a tough game in Scotland.

"You can ever play the perfect game, but it is always easier to work off the back of two wins in a row. This will give the boys a hell of a lot of confidence."