Below-20s Six Nations: Wins for England, France & Italy
England ended Eire’s unbeaten report to keep up their very own 100% report within the Below-20s Six Nations with a 24-15 victory in Cardiff.
Phil Brantingham’s attempt set England on their manner with Ewan Richards crossing twice earlier than an extra attempt from Sam Riley.
Alex Soroka and Eoin de Buitléar scored second half tries for Eire, who’re second within the desk.
Hosts Wales suffered their second defeat as France scored 5 tries to win 36-19 at Cardiff Arms Park.
France’s Matthias Haddad powered over for a 3rd minute attempt however Wales deservedly hit again by Jacob Beetham.
With Wales right down to 14 males after Alex Mann was yellow carded, Alexandre Tchaptchet restored France’s lead.
Additional tries from Enzo Reybier and Tchaptchet noticed France safe the bonus level earlier than the interval with Wales’ Eddie James fortunate to flee with a yellow card after colliding with Tchaptchet.
2021 Below-20s Six Nations fixtures
Thibault Debaes crossed for France’s fifth attempt early within the second half however Wales rallied late on with tries from alternative Morgan Richards and Beetham’s second of the sport.
Within the day’s opening recreation, Italy outclassed Scotland with six tries in a 43-3 win.
Tries from Flavio Vaccari, Lorenzo PaniIon Neculai got here within the opening interval with captain Luca Andreani, Manfredi Albanese and Mirco Spagnolo crossing after the break.
Scotland’s solely factors got here from an Ollie Leatherbarrow penalty within the closing phases of the primary half.
The event continues on Wednesday, 7 July with Italy dealing with Eire within the fourth spherical’s opening recreation (14:00 BST). France then tackle Scotland (17:00 BST) earlier than Wales host England (20:00 BST).
All event video games are being performed on the residence of Cardiff Rugby to minimise journey through the coronavirus pandemic.