France Rule Under-18s
In the third and final round of the Under-18 International tournament, played at the South African College Schools, France defeated Wales a massive 52-7, which meant that they were undefeated in the tournament.
In the second match South Africa eventually accounted for England, winning 41-22 after trailing 17-12 at half-time.
The matches were played at SACS in the early afternoon. It was a perfect day on a great field with table Mountain and Devil’s Peak rising in majesty in the background.
France were simply far too good for Wales in every department of the first game and led 33-0 at halftime. In all they scored eight tries. The score was 40-0 before Joe Roberts, the Welsh centre, cut through for his side’s only try.
Tries: Romain Fusier, Vili Tani 2, Sacha Lotrian 2, Yoram Falatea Moefana 2, Hugo Ndiaye
Cons: Cheikh Tiberghien 5, Baptiste Germain
Try: Joe Roberts
Con: Sam Costelow
France: 15 Rémi Brosset, 14 Erwan Dridi, 13 Romain Fusier, 12 Vili Tani, 11 Cheikh Tiberghien, 10 Joris Moura, 9 Hugo Zabalza, 8 Thibaut Hamonou, 7 Joseph Laget, 6 Wael May, 5 Adrien Warrion, 4 Ployet, 3 Sacha Lotrian, 2 Pierre Jutge (captain), 1 Alexis Decaux
Replacements: 16 Elie Eglaine, 17 Matthis Sarragalet, 18 Hugo Ndiaye, 19 Yann Peysson, 20 Kevin Noah, 21 Baptiste Germain, 22 Thomas Dolhagaray, 23 Yoram Falatea Moefana, 24 Matthias Haddad Victor, 25 Martin Dulon, 26 Kevin Viallard
Wales: 15 Harri Doel, 4 Ewan Rosser, 13 Joe Roberts, 12 Osian Knott, 11 Morgan Richards, 10 Evan Lloyd, 9 Dan Babos, 8 Ioan Davies, 7 Oliver White, 6 Rob Brookson (captain), 5 Teddy Williams, 4 Morgan French, 3 Archie Griffin, 2 Llew Phillips-Taylor, 1 Garyn Phillips
Replacements: 16 Cameron Lewis, 17 Luke Yendle, 18 Ben Warren, 19 Callum Williams, 20 Jac Morgan, 21 Jac Price, 22 Carwyn Tuipulotu, 23 Ellis Bevan, 24 Sam Costelow, 25 Ioan Lloyd, 26 Louis Rees-Zammit, 27 Aneurin Owen
Referee: Paul Mente (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Allen Keith (Scotland), Local
Television match official: Joey Klaaste-Salmans (South Africa)
Two exceptional diagonal kicks by flyhalf George Barton, one in each half, produced tries for England’s strong left wing Tom Roebuck. They were both excellent, long-range tries. The first one opened the scoring after just three minutes.
In the first half, England deserved their lead as they were direct and physical, sometime abrasively. But in the second half the South Africans got well on top and could well have won by more but concentrated their efforts on bashing at the line, leaving their backline hoping for the occasional scrap.
England were heroic at close-quarter defence but three tries in seven minutes sealed their fate.
For SA Schools:
Tries: Tristan Dullisear, Sibusiso Sangweni, Darren Hendricks, Juan Mostert, Jacques Goosen, Muzi Manyike
Cons: Darren Hendricks 4
Pen: Darren Hendricks.
Tries: Tom Roebuck 2, George Barton
Cons: George Barton 2
Pen: George Barton
SA Schools: 15 Darren Hendricks, 14 Sibabalwe Xamlashe, 13 Muzi Manyike (vice-captain), 12 Brendan Venter, 11 Stravino Jacobs, 10 Juan Mostert, 9 Thomas Bursey, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Celimpilo Gumede, 6 Tristan Dullisear, 5 Adrian Alberts (captain), 4 Lunga Ncube, 3 Hanro Jacobs, 2 JJ Kotze, 1 Thabiso Mdletshe
Replacements: 16 Jacques Goosen, 17 Dewald Donald, 18 Herman Agenbag, 19 Sibusiso Sangweni, 20 Uzile Tele, 21 Emile van Heerden, 22 Keketso Morabe, 23 Jarrod Taylor, 24 De Wet Marais, 25 Jurich Claasens, 26 Mnombo Zwelindaba, 27 Rynhardt Jonker, 28 Lwandile Menze, 29 Wyclef Vlitoor
England: 15 Louis Lynagh, 14 Jack Bates, 13 Lennox Anyanwu, 12 Josh Hallett, 11 Tom Roebuck, 10 George Barton, 9 Raffi Quirke, 8 Jack Clement, 7 Fin Rossiter, 6 Harry Dugmore, 5 George Martin, 3 Harvey Beaton, 4 George Hammond, 2 Alfie Barbeary (captain), 1 James Whitcombe
Replacements: 16 Sam Riley, 17 Rowan Mullis, 18 Jack Hughes, 19 Chunya Munga, 20 Archie Smeaton, 21 Callum Pascoe, 22 Tom Curtis, 23 Phil Cokanasiga, 24 Josh Gillespie, 25 Will Haydon-Wood
Round 1 – 10 August 2018
France vs England, 41-21
SA Schools vs Wales, 43-40
Round 2 – 14 August 2018
Wales vs England, 26-20
France vs SA Schools, 28-21
Round 3 – 18 August 2018
France vs Wales, 52-7
South Africa vs Enghland, 41-22
2. South Africa