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By Happywifehappylife
June 6 2018

Under 20's World Cup - young Saints impressing

Academy centre Fraser Dingwall helped England Under-20s to their second bonus-point victory of the World Rugby Under-20 Championship. Having beaten Argentina 39-18 in their opening fixture of the tournament, England followed that up with a 43-5 victory over Italy in Perpignan on Sunday. Dingwall was instrumental as England led 26-5 at the break with tries from Marcus Smith, Tom Parton and two for Ben Loader, while Smith kicked three conversions as they secured the four-try bonus-point before half-time.

Italy, who defeated Scotland in their opening fixture, responded through Antoine Koffi but it was all they could muster in a half dominated by Steve Bates' side. Second-half scores from Smith, Gabriel Ibitoye and Rory Brand made it a total of seven for England as they secured their second bonus-point win of the competition. The win gives England a maximum 10 points from two rounds and means that regardless of what happens when the pool stages conclude on Thursday, when they face Scotland, they cannot be reached at the top of the pool, having already secured a semi-final spot.

There were two other young Saints in action at the World Rugby Under-20 Championship, Devante Onojaife and Fraser Strachan featuring for Scotland as they took on Argentina in Perpignan. Scotland struggled to find their feet as Argentina shot to a 12-0 lead but a solo try from Callum McLelland just before the break put the side back in it. The momentum was initially with Scotland as they sent two penalties through via Charlie Chapman and held onto this score until the 70th minute. But Argentina dealt the final blow as they sent Mateo Carreras over before earning a penalty try with the last play.


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Marching On
Under 20's World Cup
Marching On (IP Logged)
06/06/2018 23:22
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Re: Under 20's World Cup
Chris Hoddle (IP Logged)
07/06/2018 07:37
Todays games
5.30 games
Ireland vs Georgia
Italy vs Argentina
Wales vs Japan

8.00pm games
S. Africa vs France
England vs Scotland
New Zealand vs Australia
Link to watch them (on the TV tab)

Re: Under 20's World Cup
Christy (IP Logged)
07/06/2018 18:23
why oh why can't i watch the wales vs japan game live? it says "geographic restriction"? why only the welsh game?

Saintly Pursuit
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Saintly Pursuit (IP Logged)
07/06/2018 18:33
It is being broadcast by S4C so they have the live rights.

Re: Under 20's World Cup
Christy (IP Logged)
07/06/2018 19:59
thanks Saintly

Eif Jones
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Eif Jones (IP Logged)
08/06/2018 01:05
Lots of games in a very short time, hence the need to share the workload amongst the whole squad. In the days when it was U21 I recollect that there were constraints on individual's game time but no more. The contracted time-table plays into the hands of countries with more strength in depth.

Re: Under 20's World Cup
BrianB (IP Logged)
08/06/2018 06:12
That should be no problem for ireland, scotland and wales as they play the youngsters regularly in the pro 14.

Re: Under 20's World Cup
Chris Hoddle (IP Logged)
08/06/2018 06:45
Couldn't watch the game last night, what did James Grayson get his yellow card for?

Saint Stokey
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Saint Stokey (IP Logged)
08/06/2018 07:43
High tackle according to Twitter

Saintly Pursuit
Re: Under 20's World Cup
Saintly Pursuit (IP Logged)
08/06/2018 08:51
Grayson and Onijafe were both given yellow cards for high tackles. Two years ago they would probably not been penalised but, with today's concerns about head injuries, they were the, harsh but correct, decisions.

lost in duston
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lost in duston (IP Logged)
08/06/2018 09:37
I thought Grayson had a very good game at 15

He provided x2 great passes for tries for the Quins lad. Good in the air.

He stood out.

Painter may have got injured- Iím not sure but he didnít appear after 1/2 time

You can see it on YouTube- worldrugby

Re: Under 20's World Cup
tedge (IP Logged)
08/06/2018 09:45
Painter did receive some on field treatment in the first half - looked like an arm problem.

If Grayson had been the kicker the margin would probably have been a lot greater as Hardwick's tee kicking was poor, although he kicked well from the hand. It will be interesting to see if they play Smith at 10 and continue with Grayson at 15

Presume Dingwall will be back for the next game.

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