6N: U20: Wales Shock England in England
England were second on the log, Wales bottom. England were playing at home, Wales away. England score four tries to two. But England did not have the boot of Sam Costeloe and Wales won. It was the shock of the tournament this season.
Ireland still stay top though their match, scheduled for Cork, with Italy has been postponed. Ireland have the Triple Crown in the bag and for them a Grand Slam is distinctly possible.
Results, Round 4
Wales vs England 23-22 in Gloucester
France vs Scotland, 29-22 in Galashiels
Ireland vs Italy, postponed
Log after Round 4
Ireland and Italy have played only three matches each, the others four each.
1. Ireland – 15 points
2. France – 11 points
3. England – 10 points
4. Scotland – 8 point
5. Wales – 10 points
6. Italy – 6 point
Results, Round 1
Ireland vs Scotland, 38-26 in Cork
Italy vs Wales, 17-7 in Colwyn Bay
England vs France, 29-24 in Grenoble
Results, Round 2
England vs Scotland, 21-17 in Edinburgh
Ireland vs Wales, 36-22 in Cork
France vs Italy, 31-19 in Aix-en-Provence
Results, Round 3
Ireland vs England, 39-21 in Northampton
Wales vs France, 14-11 in Colwyn Bay
Scotland vs Italy, 30-29 in Reggio Emillia
Round 4 Details
Ireland vs Italy at Irish Independent Park, Cork
Referee: Shota Tevzadze (Georgia)
Assistant referees: Saba Abulashvili (Georgia), Irakli Tchanukvadze (Georgia)
Television match official: David Grashoff (England)
Assessor: Joël Jutge (France)
Citing commissioner: Denis Jones (Wales)
England vs Wales at Kingsholme, Gloucester
A drop goal did it. It is the most glorious feeling if your side did it and the most depressing feeling if you are in the other side. England had done nothing wrong – missed no tackles, conceded no penalties and all you could do was stand and watch as defeat soared 30 metres over your heads.
The Welsh flyhalf scored in all four possible ways in rugby – try, conversion, penalty goal and then that glorious drop goad, 18 points in all, 18 out of a winning 23.
Wales led 14-5 at half time but with eight minutes to play, England led 22-17. But then Costelow kicked a penalty goal. And then Costelow dropped that long goal.
Wales had crossed the border and gone into England at Kingsholme, the iconic West Country ground, beat England.
It was a Friday occasion for Wales to savour.
Tries: Costelow, Roderick
Cons: Costelow 2
Pens: Costelow 2
Tries: Iyogun, Barton, Crean, Van Poortvliet
England: 15 Freddie Steward, 14 Gabriel Hamer-Webb, 13 Connor Doherty (captain), 12 Max Ojomoh, 11 Tom Roebuck, 10 George Barton, 9 Sam Maunder, 8 Rusiate Tuima, 7 Richard Capstick, 6 Rob Farrar, 5 George Hammond, 4 Hugh Tizard, 3 Cal Ford, 2 Theo Dan, 1 Emmanuel Iyogun
Replacements: 16 Sam Riley, 17 Sam Crean, 18 Harvey Beaton, 19 Alex Groves, 20 Jack Clement, 21 , 22 Will Haydon-Wood, 23 Josh Gillespie
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 Will Griffiths, 1 Theo Bevacqua
Replacements: 16 Dom Booth, 17 Callum Williams, 18 Archie Griffin, 19 Rhys Thomas, 20 Gwilym Bradley, 21 Dafydd Buckland, 22 Joe Hawkins, 23 Josh Thomas
Referee: Pierre-Baptiste Nuchy (France)
Assistant referees: Tual Trainini (France), Luc Ramos (France)
Television match official: Denis Grenouillet (France)
Timekeeper: Matthew Peters (England)
Scotland vs France at Netherdale Stadium, Galashiels
It was a tense match in cold Galashiels. At half-time the score was 17-all, but France pulled ahead to 29-17 before hooker Ewan Ashman scored a try for the home side with eight, scoreless minutes left.
Seven points, one converted try – that was the difference in the end.
Tries: Joseph, Dridi, Hulleu, Brennan
Cons: Moura 2, Debaes
Tries: McLean, Henry, Ashman
Cons: Chamberlain 2
Scotland: 15 Ollie Smith, 14 Rufus McLean, 13 Matthew Currie, 12 Robbie McCallum, 11 Jacob Henry, 10 Nathan Chamberlain, 9 Roan Frostwick, 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 Kyle McGhie, 22 Cameron Scott, 23 Harry Paterson
France: 15 Erwan Dridi, 14 Nathanaël Hulleu, 13 Yoram Moefana, 12 Joris Moura, 11 Nathan Farissier, 10 Thibault Debaes, 9 Nolann Le Garrec, 8 Jordan Joseph, 7 Matthias Haddad-Victor, 6 Mickael Guillard, 5 Joshua Brennan (captain), 4 Gauthier Maravat, 3 Paul Mallez, 2 Guillaume Cramont, 1 Sacha Lotrian
Replacements: 16 Loris Zarantonello, 17 Aselo Ikahehegi, 18 Regis Montagne, 19 Theo William, 20 Jean-Baptiste Lachaise, 21 Kevin Viallard, 22 Edgar Retière, 23 Romain Fusier
Referee: Adam Jones (Wales)
Assistant referees: Aled Evans (Wales), Gareth John (Wales)
Assessor: Joël Jutge (France)