SAINTS U19s have gone down to a 22-10 defeat in their Academy Grand Final at Wigan.

They had dominated the early stages with Josh Simm crossing under the sticks, with Lewis Dodd’s conversion making it 6-0.

Wigan levelled through Amir Bourouh but after a Jack Welsby 40/20 Nico Rizzelli went over for Saints' second try of the game to lead 10-6 at the break.

However, all the second half points went Wigan's way.

Tries from Sam Halsall, Max Roberts and Ben Holcroft ensured Wigan retained their Academy title.

Wigan Warriors U19s: Umyla Hanley, Cian Tyrer, Sam Halsall, Max Roberts, Ben Holcroft, Adam Holt, Harry Smith, Nathan Wilde, Aiden Roden, Ethan Havard, James McDonnell, Harry Rushton, Joe Shorrocks.

Subs: Jack Bibby, Amir Bourouh, Ben O’Keefe, Oscar Stone.

Saints U19s: Jack Welsby, Jumah Sambou, Nico Rizzelli, Josh Simm, Brad Holroyd, Owain Abel, Lewis Dodd, Kye Siyani, Paul Nash, Harry Brooks, Matthew Foster, Lewis Baxter, Sam Royle.

Subs: Keenan McDaid, Zack Lee, Harvey McDaid, John Hutchings.