6N U20: Ireland Stay on Top
One and Two were neck and neck, One a nose ahead, but after Round 3’s clash One has pulled into a clear lead in the Under-20 Six Nations for 2020. And One did it on Two’s ground.
Winless Wales met France and won. That one shows how misleading scores can be. Italy beat Wales, France beat Italy and Wales beat France!
Like Ireland, Scotland did it away, just in time for the next day saw the postponement of sporting events in Reggio Emillia.
Round 3 Results
Ireland vs England, 39-21 in Northampton
Wales vs France, 14-11 in Colwyn Bay
Scotland vs Italy, 30-29, Reggio Emillia
Log after Round 3
1. Ireland – 15 points
2. England – 9 points
3. France – 7 points
4. Scotland – 7 point
5. Italy – 6 point
6. Wales – 6 points
Round 1 Results
Ireland vs Scotland, 38-26 in Cork
Italy vs Wales, 17-7 in Colwyn Bay
England vs France, 29-24 in Grenoble
Round 2 Results
England vs Scotland, 21-17 in Edinburgh
Ireland vs Wales, 36-22 in Cork
France vs Italy, 31-19 in Aix-en-Provence
England vs Ireland at Franklin’s Gardens, Nottingham, on Friday 21 February 2020.
Going into the match, Ireland were top of the log with 10 points and England were second with nine points. England still have nine points while Ireland, the reigning Under-20 champions of the Six Nations after last year’s Grand Slam, have pulled away to 15 points.
Six tries to three suggests a deserved victory, which indeed it was.
Tries: Soroka, Hyde, Ahern 2, McIlroy, O’Reilly
Cons: Crowley 2, Corkery
Tries: Hammond, Tizard, Dan
Cons: Barton 3
England: 15 Freddie Steward, 14 Gabriel Hamer-Webb, 13 Connor Doherty, 12 Charlie Watson, 11 Tom Roebuck, 10 George Barton, 9 Sam Maunder (captain), 8 Rusiate Tuima, 7 Josh Gray, 6 Richard Capstick, 5 Ben Donnell, 4 George Hammond, 3 Hugh Tizard, 2 Theo Dan, 1 Sam Crean
Replacements: 16 Ben Atkins, 17 Emmanuel Iyogun, 18 Harvey Beaton, 19 Chunya Munga, 20 Rob Farrar, 21 Blake Boyland, 22 Will Haydon-Wood, 23 Max Ojomoh
Ireland: 15 Oran McNulty, 14 Ethan McIlroy, 13 Dan Kelly, 12 Hayden Hyde, 11 Andrew Smith, 10 Jack Crowley, 9 Lewis Finlay, 8 David McCann (captain), 7 Sean O’Brien, 6 Alex Soroka, 5 Brian Deeny, 4 Thomas Ahern, 3 Thomas Clarkson, 2 John McKee, 1 Marcus Hanan
Replacements: 16 Tom Stewart, 17 Harry Noonan, 18 Charlie Ward, 19 Joe McCarthy, 20 Cian Prendergast, 21 Ben Murphy, 22 Tim Corkery, 23 Max O’Reilly
Referee: Ben Blain (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Finlay Brown (Scotland), Ross Mabon (Scotland)
Television match official: Nick Edwards (England)
Timekeeper: Neil Paterson (Scotland)
Assessor: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Wales vs France at Parc Eirias, Colwyn Bay, on Friday, 21 February 2020.
The weather was poor but for Wales the result was great.
Wales played into the strong wind in the first half and yet ended it leading 7-6.
With the wind in the second half when replacement loose forward Jordan Joseph forced his way over. 11-7.
With 18 minutes still to play, Wales mauled ahead and No.8 Morgan strong scored the try that won the match as Wales kept the French at bay.
Tries: Bevan, Strong
Cons: Costelow 2
Pens: Debaes 2
Wales: 15 Jacob Beetham, 14 Frankie Jones, 13 Bradley Roderick, 12 Aneurin Owen, 11 Mason Grady, 10 Sam Costelow, 9 Ellis Bevan, 8 Morgan Strong, 7 Jac Morgan (captain), 6 Ioan Davies, 5 Ben Carter, 4 James Fender, 3 Ben Warren, 2 Dom Booth, 1 Theo Bevacqua
Replacements: 16 Will Griffiths, 17 Callum Williams, 18 Archie Griffin, 19 Rhys Thomas, 20 Gwilym Bradley, 21 Dafydd Buckland, 22 Joe Hawkins, 23 Josh Thomas
France: 15 Cheikh Tiberghien, 14 Nathanaël Hulleu, 13 Théo Costossèque, 12 Tani Vili, 11 Erwan Dridi, 10 Thibault Debaes, 9 Kévin Viallard, 8 Yann Peysson, 7 Matthias Haddad-Victor, 6 Guillard, 5 Fabien Witz, 4 Joshua Brennan (captain), 3 Aselo Ikahehegi, 2 Loris Zarantonello, 1 Sacha Lotrian
Replacements: 16 Théo Lachaud, 17 Andy Bordelai, 18 Paul Mallez, 19 Adrien Warion, 20 Jordan Joseph, 21 Nolann Le Garrec, 22 Edgar Retière, 23 Romain Fusier
Referee: Adam Leal (England)
Assistant referees: Craig Maxwell-Keys (England), Phil Watters (England)
Television match official: Stuart Terheege (England)
Timekeeper: Paul Hughes (Wales)
Assessor: Joël Jutge (France)
Citing commissioner: Dave Guyan (England)
Italy vs Scotland at Stadio Mirabello, Reggio Emillia.
59 points in one match, and, to make it even stranger, one of the teams ended winning by just one point, one point in 59. And that winning team were the visiting Scots. And that winning score was the last score of the match, a conversion of a try that took the score from 29-28 to 30-29, and the man with ice in his veins that kicked the winner was a replacement player – Harry Paterson of Scotland, this after pile of bodies had got over the Italian line for a try credited to Conor Boyle.
Tries: McGhie, McLean, McCallum, Boyle
Cons: Chamberlain, Paterson
Pens: Chamberlain 2
Tries: Zuliani, Borin, Garbisi, Mba
Cons: Garbisi 3
Italy: 15 Jacopo Trulla, 14 Cristian Lai, 13 Federico Mori, 12 Giulio Bertaccini, 11 Michel Mba, 10 Paolo Garbisi (captain), 9 Stephen Varney, 8 Lorenzo Cannone, 7 Manuel Zuliani, 6 Angelo Maurizi, 5 Andrea Zambonin, 4 Riccardo Favretto, 3 Ion Neculai, 2 Gianmarco Lucchesi, 1 Matteo Drudi
Replacements: 16 Matteo Baldelli, 17 Lorenzo Michelini, 18 Muhamed Hasa, 19 Nathanel Panozzo, 20 Luca Andreani, 21 Manfredi Albanes, 22 Mattia Ferrarin, 23 Luca Borin
Scotland: 15 Ollie Smith, 14 Rufus McLean, 13 Matthew Currie, 12 Robbie McCallum, 11 Jacob Henry, 10 Nathan Chamberlain, 9 Kyle McGhie, 8 Rory Darge (captain), 7 Connor Boyle, 6 Gregor Brown, 5 Cameron Henderson, 4 Kieran Watt, 3 Mak Wilson, 2 Ewan Ashman, 1 Thomas Lambert
Replacements: 16 Rory Jackson, 17 Alex Maxwell, 18 George Breese, 19 Jamie Campbell, 20 Jack Hill, 21 Roan Frostwick, 22 Cameron Scott, 23 Harry Paterson
Referee: Adam Jones (Wales)
Assistant referees: Dewi Phillips (Wales), Wayne Davies (Wales)
Assessor: Tony Spreadbury (England)