WORCESTER Warriors' Ted Hill scored a try as England sealed fifth place at the World Rugby Under 20 Championship with a 45-26 victory over Wales in Argentina.

England led 28-0 at the break through tries from Josh Hodge, Will Capon, a penalty try and Joe Heyes with Hodge adding the extras.

Wales scored second-half efforts through Jac Morgan, Dewi Lake and Ed Scragg but tries from Fraser Dingwall and Hill as well as Hodge's penalty helped settled the game in Rosario.

Despite pool victories over Italy and Australia, England did not progress to the top four of the championship, having lost their opening game against Ireland.

Bates' side were instead left to compete for fifth place, later defeating Ireland in the semi-final to set up a clash with Wales.

Back row Hill's late score in the corner settled the match with Warriors team-mate Kai Owen named as a replacement.

Head coach Steve Bates said: “The guys played really well in that first half, they took their opportunities well and that gave us a nice cushion at the break and put us in a commanding position.

“It’s hugely important to finish well, we wanted to make sure we won as many games as possible and the winner of the final will only have won as many as we have which is four out of five.

“I hope the players will learn some important lessons for the future about how important it is to turn up and perform in every game and we will look back with regret at this tournament at the fact we didn’t do that in our opening fixture against Ireland.”