U20 wins for Ireland, Wales and France
The three matches on Friday night, 22 February 2019, have left Ireland on top of the Six Nations Under-20 Championship with three wins, followed by France and with two each, England and Italy with one each and Scotland without a win.
Ireland top the log with 14 points, followed by France (10 points), Wales (9 points), England (six points), Italy (five points) and Scotland (one point.)
Results of Rounds 1-3
Ireland vs England 35-27
Italy vs Scotland, 32-22
France vs Wales, 32-10
Ireland vs Scotland, 24-5
Wales vs Italy, 42-12
England vs France, 31-19
Wales vs England, 11-10
Ireland vs Italy, 34-14
France vs Scotland, 42-27
Fixtures for Rounds 4 & 5
Ireland vs France
Scotland vs Wales
England vs Italy
Italy vs France
Wales vs Ireland
England vs Scotland
Ireland’s remaining matches are their toughest.
Round 3 Details
Wales vs England, 11-10 in Colwyn Bay
What a thriller!
With the very last move of the match, replacement wing Deon Smith crashed over in the left corner for the try that won the match.
England’s flyhalf scored the only points in the first half. England 3-0 at the break but Wales took a 6-3 lead with two penalty goals by Cai Evans.
Then, with just 10 minutes to play, centre Tom de Glanville broke and gave inside to loose forward replacement Rusi Tuima who scored. Wilkinson’s conversion put England 11-6 ahead with under 10 minutes to play.
Two penalties gave Wales attacking lineouts. When England stopped the maul, Wales played wide to Smith who bashed his way over for the victory
Pens: Evans 2
Wales: 15 Ioan Davies, 14 Tomi Lewis, 13 Max Llewellyn, 12 Aneurin Owen, 11 Dewi Cross, 10 Cai Evans, 9 Dafydd Buckland, 8 Iestyn Rees, 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, 20 Ellis Thomas, 21 Dan Babos, 22 Sam Costello, 23 Deon Smith
England: 15 Josh Hodge, 14 Ollie Sleightholme, 13 Connor Doherty, 12 Tom de Glanville, 11 Ollie Hassell-Collins, 10 Kieran Wilkinson, 9 Ollie Fox , 8 Tom Willis, 7 Aaron Hinkley, 6 Ted Hill, 5 Alex Coles, 4 Joel Kpoku, 3 Alfie Petch, 2 Nic Dolly, 1 Olly Adkins
Replacements: 16 Samson Ma’asi, 17 Kai Owen, 18 Jack Bartlett, 19 James Scott, 20 Rusiate Tuima, 21 Sam Maunder, 22 Manu Vunipola, 23 Jack Reeves
Referee: Sean Gallagher (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Stuart Gaffkin (Ireland), Paul Haycock (Ireland)
Television match official: Olly Hodges (Ireland)
Citing commissioner: Paul Minto (Scotland)
Ireland vs Italy in Rieti
Ireland beat Italy in Rieti 34-14 and stay on top of the log.
The Irish scoring was neat – 17 points in each half while Italy’s 14 points came in the second half. The yellow cards for Italy’s Luca Franceschetto and Jacopo Trulla in the second half did not help their country’s cause.
Tries: Casey 2, Penny, Hawkshaw
Cons: Byrne 3, Healy
Pens: Byrne 2
Tries: Nocera, Butturini
Cons: Garbisi 2
Italy: 15 Giacomo da Re, 14 Edoardo Mastandrea, 13 Matteo Moscardi, 12 Federico Mori, 11 Michael Mba, 10 Paolo Garbisi, 9 Lorenzo Citton, 8 Antoine Koffi Kouassi, 7 Davide Ruggeri, 6 Andrea Chianucci, 5 Thomas Parolo, 4 Cristian Stoian, 3 Filippo Alongi, 2 Andrej Marinello, 1 Matteo Drudi
Replacements: 16 Marco Bonanni, 17 Luca Franceschetto, 18 Matteo Nocera, 19 Marco Butturini, 20 Manuel Zuliani, 21 Gianmarco Piva, 22 Damiano Mazza, 23 Jacopo Trulla
Ireland: 15 Jake Flannery, 14 Angus Kernohan, 13 Liam Turner, 12 David Hawkshaw (captain), 11 Jonathan Wren, 10 Harry Byrne, 9 Craig Casey, 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 Billy Scannell, 17 Callum Reid, 18 Michael Milne, 19 Brian Deeny, 20 Ronan Watters, 21 Cormac Foley, 22 Ben Healy, 23 Rob Russell
Referee: Craig Evans (Wales)
France vs Scotland
There were over 16 000 spectators on a cold evening in Pau to see France, reigning Six Nations Under-20 Champions and World Junior Champions, recovering from the hammering they got for England in Round 2 to beat Scotland 42-7. The score looks more comfortable for France than it was as there was only one try’s difference . The major difference was in the conversions – six to one.
Tries: Pinto, Eglaine, Favre, Joseph 2, Moefana
Cons: Smaïli 6
Try: Blain 2, Thompson, McCallum, Mann
France: 15 Alexandre De Nardi, 14 Vincent Pinto, 13 Yoram Moefana, 12 Simon Desaubies, 11 Erwan Dridi, 10 Mathieu Smaïli, 9 Baptiste Germain, 8 Jordan Joseph, 7 Paul Boudhent, 6 Thibault Hamonou, 5 Gauthier Maravat, 4 Thomas Lavault (captain), 3 Giorgi Beria, 2 Pierre Jutge, 1 Eli Eglaine
Replacements: 16 Rayne Barka, 17 Akhim Bouzhir, 18 Alex Burin, 19 Mathieu Hirigoyen, 20 Loïc Hocquet, 21 Quintin Delord, 22 Jules Favre, 23 Cheikh Tiberghen
Scotland: 15 Matt Davidson, 14 Rory McMichael, 13 Ollie Smith , 12 Grant Hughes, 11 Jack Blain, 10 Ross Thompson, 9 Roan Frostwick, 8 Ross Bundy, 7 Connor Boyle (captain), 6 Charlie Jupp, 5 Cameron Henderson, 4 Ewan Johnson, 3 Euan McLaren, 2 Ewan Ashman, 1 Murphy Walker
Replacements: 16 Angus Fraser, 17 Andrew Nimmo, 18 Will Hurd, 19 Jack Mann, 20 Teddy Leatherbarrow, 21 Murray Scott, 22 Nathan Chamberlain, 23 Robbie McCallum
Referee: Christophe Ridley (England)
Assistant referees: Jack Makepeace (England), Clare Daniels (England)
Television match official: Keith Lewis (England)