U20 6N: England have it all

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:53
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It's Grand Slam time for England - a triple Grand Slam - seniors, women and Under-20s. A wonderful climax to a wonderful season.

In beating Ireland in Donnybrook, England, World Under-20 Champions, Six Nations Champions, added the Grand Slam and his little brother the Triple Crown to their list of recent achievements. And this year there is another Under-20 World Championship to come -

The only team which could have prevented the Grand Slam was Ireland and they performed admirably in trying to beat England, while, at the other end of the log, Scotland easily enough avoided the Wooden Spoon.

Round 5 Results

England vs Ireland, 14-10
Scotland vs Italy, 38-17
France vs Wales, 40-20

Earlier Results

Round 1
Ireland vs Scotland, 20-19
England vs France, 59-17
Wales vs Italy, 27-5

Round 2
Ireland vs Italy, 27-26
England vs Wales, 37-21
France vs Scotland, 36-8

Round 3
England vs Italy, 46-0
Ireland vs France, 27-22
Wales vs Scotland, 65-34

Round 4
England vs Scotland 33-5
France vs Italy, 18-13
Wales vs Ireland, 41-27

Final Log

1 England - 27 pts
2 France - 15 pts
3 Wales - 14 pts
4 Ireland - 13 pts
5 Scotland - 7 pts
6 Italy - 2 pts

England vs Ireland

Tries by lock Jack Nay and hooker Henry Walker, both converted by flyhalf Max Malins with a penalty by Ireland's Bill Johnston between the tries gave England a half-timer lead of 14-3, even though Ireland, playing with the weather, had dominated most of the first half.

Well into the second half, but with 14 minutes to play, the Irish forwards tapped a penalty and charged at the England line where substitute loose forward Gavin Coombes muscled over for a try which took the home side, on St Patrick's Day, to 14-10 but England held out for the important victory.

It was England's smallest victory margin in the whole tournament.


For England:
Tries: Nay, Walker
Cons: Malins 2

For Ireland:
Try: Coombes
Con: Johnston
Pen: Johnston


Ireland: 15 Jordan Larmour, 14 Tommy O'Brien, 13 Gavin Mullin, 12 Ciaran Frawley, 11 Calvin Nash (captain), 10 Bill Johnston, 9 Jonny Stewart, 8 Caelan Doris, 7 Paul Boyle, 6 John Foley, 5 Oisin Dowling, 4 Fineen Wycherley, 3 Charlie Connolly, 2 Tadgh McElroy, 1 Joey Conway
Replacements: 16 Ronan Kelleher, 17 Greg McGrath, 18 Matthew Burke, 19 Jack Regan, 20 Gavin Coombes , 21 Jack Stafford, 22 Conor Fitzgerald, 23 Colm Hogan

England: 15 Tom Parton, 14 Joe Cokanasiga, 13 Dominic Morris, 12 Will Butler, 11 Sam Aspland-Robinson, 10 Max Malins, 9 Harry Randall, 8 Zach Mercer (captain), 7 Ben Curry, 6 Tom Curry, 5 Nick Isiekwe, 4 Jack Nay, 3 Ciaran Knight, 2 Henry Walker, 1 Ollie Dawe
Replacements: 16 Jamie Blamire, 17 Ralph Adams-Hale, 18 Joseph Morris, 19 Justin Clegg, 20 Josh Bayliss, 21 Alex Mitchell, 22 Theo Brophy Clews, 23 Max Wright

Referee: Pierre Brousset (France)
Assistant referees: Tual Trainini (France), Stéphane Boyer (France)
Television match official: Arnaud Blondel (France)
Assessor: Andy Clift (Scotland)

France vs Wales

There was nothing in it at half-time when France led 14-13 after two converted tries, the second on the stroke of half-time. But in the second half France ran away with it, scoring four more tries.


For France;
Tries: Couilloud, Ntamack, Roumat, Uberti, Cros, Millet
Cons: Ntamack 5

For Wales:
Tries: Ward, Robson
Cons: Jones, Robson
Pens: Jones 2


France: 15 Geoffrey Cros, 14 Faraj Fartass, 13 Théo Millet, 12 Alexandre Arrate, 11 Gabriel N’Gandebe, 10 Romain Ntamack, 9 Baptiste Couilloud, 8 Alexandre Roumat, 7 Charlie Francoz, 6 Killian Geraci, 5 Mickaël Capelli, 4 Florian Verhaeghe (captain), 3 Thomas Laclayat, 2 Etienne Fourcade, 1 Ugo Boniface
Replacements: 16 Simon-Pierre Chauvac, 17 Pierre Bourgarit, 18 George-Henri Colombe, 19 Alban Requet, 20 Dylan Cretin, 21 Arthur Retière, 22 Théo Dachary, 23 Romain Buros

Wales: 15 Rhun Williams, 14 Corey Baldwin, 13 Ioan Nicholas, 12 Kieran Williams (captain), 11 Ryan Conbeer, 10 Ben Jones, 9 Reuben Morgan-Williams, 8 Aled Ward, 7 James Botham, 6 Shane Lewis-Hughes, 5 Alex Dombrandt, 4 Sean Moore, 3 Steff Thomas, 2 Corrie Tarrant, 1 Rhys Carre
Replacements: 16 Ellis Shipp, 17 Tom Mably, 18 Keiron Assiratti, 19 Jack Pope, 20 Sid Blackmore, 21 Dane Blacker, 22 Arwel Robson, 23 Owen Lane

Referee: Mike Adamson (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Sam Grove-White (Scotland), David Sutherland (Scotland)
Television match official: Jim Yuille (Scotland)
Assessor: Gary Welsh (England)

Scotland vs Italy

Fullback Darcy Graham scored a try after three minutes and are half-time Scotland led 11-0 on Broadwood's synthetic pitch.

It was 31-0 before Italy scored its first try through prop Marco Riccioni.


For Scotland:
Tries: Graham 2, Simmers, Dodd, Fagerson
Cons: Henderson 5
Pens: Henderson

For Italy:
Tries: Riccioni, penalty try, D'Onofrio
Con: Rizzi


Scotland: 15 Darcy Graham, 14 Robbie Nairn, 13 Stafford McDowall, 12 Ali Greig, 11 Logan Trotter, 10 Josh Henderson, 9 ,Andrew Simmers, 8 Tom Dodd, 7 Matt Fagerson, 6 Bruce Flockhart, 5 Callum Hunter-Hill (captain), 4 Alex Craig, 3 Adam Nicol, 2 Fraser Renwick, 1 George Thornton
Replacements: 16 Robbie Smith, 17 Daniel Winning, 18 Fergus Bradbury, 19 Hamish Bain, 20 Jamie Ure, 21 Luke Crosbie, 22 Charlie Shiel, 23 Craig Pringle

Italy: 15 Massimo Cioffi, 14 Andrea Bronzini, 13 Ludovico Vaccari, 12 Marco Zanon (captain), 11 Giovanni D'Onofrio, 10 Antonio Rizzi, 9 Charly Trussardi, 8 Giovanni Licata, 7 Michele Lamaro, 6 Jacopo Bianchi, 5 Niccolò Cannone, 4 Lorenzo Masselli, 3  Marco Riccioni, 2 Alberto Rollero, 1 Daniele Rimpelli
Replacements: 16 Danilo Fischetti, 17 Damiano Borean, 18 Giosuè Zilocchi, 19 Gabriele Venditti, 20 Lodovico Manni, 21 Matteomaria Panunzi, 22 Michelangelo Biondelli, 23 Roberto dal Zilio
Referee: Frank Murphy (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Nigel Correll (Ireland), Dermot Blake (Ireland)
Television match official: Olly Hodges (Ireland)
Timekeeper: Andy Summers (Scotland)