Mon 11 Feb 2019 | 11:49

U20: England beat Champions France

U20: England beat Champions France
Mon 11 Feb 2019 | 11:49
U20: England beat Champions France
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France are the reigning World Junior Champions and the Under-20 Six Nations Champions but England steamrollered them to a 31-19 defeat in Exeter on Saturday.

Ireland are the only unbeaten team after just two rounds. Scotland are the only side without a win.

Results

Round 1
Ireland vs England 35-27
Italy vs Scotland, 32-22
France vs Wales, 32-10

Round 2
Ireland vs Scotland, 24-5
Wales vs Italy, 42-12
England vs France, 31-19

England vs France

It started when the England pack destroyed the French scrum  at Sandy Park.

At half-time, England led 24-12. Each side scored a penalty try in the second half.

Of the eight tries in the match, there were three penalty tries – two against France and one against England. There were also four yellow cards – three against France and one against England.

Yellow cards: Jean-Baptiste Gros, Florent Vanverberghe and Akim Bouzhir of France, and Joel Kpoku of England – prop, lock, prop vs prop.

Scorers

For England:
Tries: Sleightholme, two penalty tries, Willis, Adkins
Con: Smith

For France:
Tries: Joseph, Delbouis, penalty try
Con: Carbonel

Teams

England: 15 Josh Hodge, 14 Ollie Sleightholme, 13 Ollie Lawrence, 12 Cameron Redpath, 11 Arron Reed, 10 Marcus Smith, 9 Sam Maunder, 8 Tom Willis, 7 Aaron Hinkley, 6 Ted Hill, 5 Alex Coles, 4 Joel Kpoku, 3 Marcus Street, 2 Nic Dolly, 1 Olly Adkins,
Replacements: 16 Ben Atkins, 17 Kai Owen, 18 Joe Heyes, 19 James Scott, 20 Rusiate Tuima, 21 Ollie Fox, 22 Tom Hardwick, 23 Tom de Glanville

France: 15 Alexandre De Nardi, 14 Vincent Pinto, 13 Arthur Vincent (captain), 12 Julien Delbouis, 11 Matthis Lebel, 10 Louis Carbonel, 9 Quintin Delord, 8 Jordan Joseph, 7 Maxence Lemardelet, 6 Mathieu Hirigoyen, 5 Florent Vanverberghe, 4 Gauthier Maravat, 3 Giorgi Beria, 2 Rayne Barka, 1 Jean-Baptiste Gros
Replacements: 16 Pierre Jutge, 17 Eli Eglaine 18 Akim Bouzhir, 19 Thibault Hamonou, 20 Loïc Hocquet, 21 Baptiste Germain, 22 Simon Desaubies, 23 Erwan Dridi

Referee: Craig Evans (Wales)
Assistant referees: Simon Rees (Wales), Gareth Newman (Wales)
Television match official: Ian Davies (Wales)
Timekeeper: Andrew Pearce (England)

Scotland vs Ireland

Ireland scored one try in the first half, led 10-0 at half time and then scored two more tries in the second half to win 24-5.

Scotland’s try came in the last 10 minutes when they were reduced to 14 men after Robbie McCallum, who plays club rugby in Spain, was yellowcarded for tripping.

Scorers

For Ireland:
Tries: Tierney-Martin, Hodnett, Wren
Cons: Byrne 3
Pen: Byrne

For Scotland:
Try: Boyle

Teams

Scotland: 15 Rufus McLean, 14 Rory McMichael, 13 Cameron Anderson, 12 Robbie McCallum, 11 Jack Blain, 10 Ross Thompson, 9 Roan Frostwick, 8 Charlie Jupp, 7 Connor Boyle (captain), 6 Kwagga van Niekerk, 5 Cameron Henderson, 4 Ewan Johnson, 3 Murphy Walker, 2 Euan Ashman, 1 Sam Grahamslaw
Replacements: 16 Angus Fraser, 17 Andrew Nimmo, 18 Euan McLaren, 19 Ross Bundy, 20 Jack Mann, 21 Kyle McGhie, 22 Nathan Chamberlain, 23 Matt Davidson

Ireland: 15 Jake Flannery, 14 Conor Phillips, 13 Liam Turner, 12 David Hawkshaw (captain), 11 Jonathan Wren, 10 Harry Byrne, 9 Cormac Foley, 8 John Hodnett, 7 Scott Penny, 6 Martin Moloney, 5 Niall Murray, 4 Charlie Ryan, 3 Thomas Clarkson, 2 Dylan Tierney-Martin,1 Josh Wycherley
Replacements: 16 John McKee, 17 Michael Milne, 18 Luke Masters, 19 Brian Deeny, 20 David McCann, 21 Colm Reilly, 22 Sean French, 23 Rob Russell

Referee: Andrea Piardi (Italy)
Assistant referees: Federico Vedovelli (Italy), Gianluca Gnecchi (Italy)
Assessor: Martin Fox (England)

Italy vs Wales

The size of this victory after Italy’s away win over Scotland, 42-12, is the surprise of this match in ancient Mantua.

A big part of the win was the hat-trick of Taine Basham, the visitors’ No.8.

Scorers:

For Wales:
Tries: Basham 3, Scragg, Buckland, Ioan Davies
Cons: Evans 4, Costelow 2

For Italy:
Tries: Mba, Trulla
Con: Garbisi

Teams

Italy: 15 Jacopo Trulla, 14 Edoardo Mastandrea, 13 Matteo Moscardi, 12 Damiano Mazza, 11 Michael Mba, 10 Paolo Garbisi, 9 Gianmarco Piva, 8 Antoine Koffi Kouassi, 7 Davide Ruggeri, 6 Andrea Chianucci, 5 Thomas Parolo, 4 Cristian Stoian, 3 Matteo Nocera, 2 Niccolo Taddia, 1 Matteo Drudi
Replacements: 16 Andrej Marinello, 17 Luca Franceschetto, 18 Filippo Alongi, 19 Marco Butturini, 20 Angelo Maurizi, 21 Lorenzo Citton, 22 Giacomo da Re, 23 Federico Mori

Wales: 15 Ioan Davies, 14 Tomi Lewis, 13 Max Llewellyn, 12 Aneurin Owen, 11 Deon Smith, 10 Cai Evans, 9 Jamie Hill, 8 Taine Basham, 7 Jac Morgan, 6 Lennon Greggains, 5 Teddy Williams, 4 Ed Scragg, 3 Ben Warren, 2 Dewi Lake (captain), 1 Rhys Davies
Replacements: 16 Will Griffiths, 17 Tom Devine, 18 Kemsley Mathias, 19 Max Ayling/Iestyn Rees, 20 Ellis Thomas, 21 Dafydd Buckland, 22 Sam Costelow, 23 Joe Roberts

Referee: Sam Grove-White (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Graeme Ormiston (Scotland), Bob Nevins (Scotland)
Assessor: Nigel Yates (England)

PV: 543


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