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U20 World Cup
Posted by: LJK (IP Logged)
Date: 12 June, 2018 21:49

can't believe there is nothing posted on here re the Under 20 World Cup, or at least I can't see it. Congrats to Ben Curry leading the team to the final, now surprisingly perhaps v. France, rather than NZ.
Some great prospects on show, and in particular the Quins winger Ibitoye - so quick and strong through sometimes several attempted tackles. Amazing future ahead of him surely.

Re: U20 World Cup
Posted by: ale shark (IP Logged)
Date: 13 June, 2018 07:48

Great effort by England. 6th final in a row, 9th out of 11 tournaments.

Good that the hosts are in the final, I see their fly half is Romain Ntamack, son of Emile. Looks a decent talent.

Re: U20 World Cup
Posted by: Oldham Shark II (IP Logged)
Date: 13 June, 2018 08:21

The coverage, info and promotion of this tournament is a disgrace. I tried to find when the final is, and assumed it would be on ITV4, but it took me an age just to find out it's 6pm on Sunday. The BBC under the U20 World Championship fixtures section says "No fixtures found". I agree this could/will be a cracking game, shame the final isn't on ITV1.

Re: U20 World Cup
Posted by: JohnJ of HM (IP Logged)
Date: 13 June, 2018 16:21


Re: U20 World Cup
Posted by: Crutch (IP Logged)
Date: 13 June, 2018 19:03

It was a great game to watch.

Marcus Smith is clearly a class above this level and Ibitoye too. I also thought the centres and full back Parton looked good.

SA bossed up front though, their 2 tight heads are enormous! Muller Uys at 8 and Lombard at 15 would be more than welcome at Sale if Faf could have a word smiling smiley

Re: U20 World Cup
Posted by: Flumpty (IP Logged)
Date: 13 June, 2018 20:22

I thought that SA were absolutely lacking in ideas and were totally reliant on one dimensional "brute force" rugby.
Judging by the replacement prop that came on SA, do they not have a conditioning coach ?

Re: U20 World Cup
Posted by: Monty9 (IP Logged)
Date: 13 June, 2018 20:42

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Flumpty
Judging by the replacement prop that came on SA, do they not have a conditioning coach ?

He was a big boy wasnít he, not so many props have proper bellies these days. To be fair to him though Flumpty, he did get around ok.

They also may have gone route one for all the game but they did it well, in the 2nd half at least. I thought their 8 was very good, excusing the early yellow.

Ben seemed to get good reviews from the commentators but as a blind back I missed most of what he did. The Quins wingers is definitely something special, potentially.

Will be a good final. The French pack are enormous so will probably come down to how quick we can get ball out.

Re: U20 World Cup
Posted by: Flumpty (IP Logged)
Date: 13 June, 2018 20:47

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Flumpty
Judging by the replacement prop that came on SA, do they not have a conditioning coach ?

He was a big boy wasnít he, not so many props have proper bellies these days. To be fair to him though Flumpty, he did get around ok.

They also may have gone route one for all the game but they did it well, in the 2nd half at least. I thought their 8 was very good, excusing the early yellow.

Ben seemed to get good reviews from the commentators but as a blind back I missed most of what he did. The Quins wingers is definitely something special, potentially.

Will be a good final. The French pack are enormous so will probably come down to how quick we can get ball out.

Big boy as in Josef Stalin got a bit carried away at times ?

Your right, they did do route 1 well and if they'd have won, it would have been Happy Times SA - but (IMO) what a garbage way to play rugby

Ben Curry was very good and "worked" the referee well

Re: U20 World Cup
Posted by: Yareet (IP Logged)
Date: 13 June, 2018 22:03

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Flumpty
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Flumpty
Judging by the replacement prop that came on SA, do they not have a conditioning coach ?

He was a big boy wasnít he, not so many props have proper bellies these days. To be fair to him though Flumpty, he did get around ok.

They also may have gone route one for all the game but they did it well, in the 2nd half at least. I thought their 8 was very good, excusing the early yellow.

Ben seemed to get good reviews from the commentators but as a blind back I missed most of what he did. The Quins wingers is definitely something special, potentially.

Will be a good final. The French pack are enormous so will probably come down to how quick we can get ball out.

Big boy as in Josef Stalin got a bit carried away at times ?

Your right, they did do route 1 well and if they'd have won, it would have been Happy Times SA - but (IMO) what a garbage way to play rugby

Ben Curry was very good and "worked" the referee well

In SAís defence, itís knock out rugby. Winning is all that matters and (but for a try scored by England against the run of play) they almost did.

Re: U20 World Cup
Posted by: Crutch (IP Logged)
Date: 13 June, 2018 22:30

SA have scored plenty of points in other games and had the highest try scorer going into the game with 5 in 3 games.

WRT their replacement tight head, he scored a try and played a decent part in their comeback.

Re: U20 World Cup
Posted by: H's Dad... (IP Logged)
Date: 14 June, 2018 04:46

i loved Ange's post on facebook wrt this game. Well worth seeking out.

Re: U20 World Cup
Posted by: Flumpty (IP Logged)
Date: 14 June, 2018 08:06

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Crutch

WRT their replacement tight head, he scored a try and played a decent part in their comeback.

He flopped over the line from a metre out (not dissimilar from their other tries on the night) !!

Re: U20 World Cup
Posted by: H's Dad... (IP Logged)
Date: 14 June, 2018 08:38

That will go into rugby folklore as an 80 metre sprint with 2 sidesteps!(Sm14)

Re: U20 World Cup
Posted by: Crutch (IP Logged)
Date: 14 June, 2018 09:01

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WRT their replacement tight head, he scored a try and played a decent part in their comeback.

He flopped over the line from a metre out (not dissimilar from their other tries on the night) !!

No, he broke through the English defence from a metre out. If that were so easy then there would be a hell of a lot more tries scored than in reality.

Bulk can be a real weapon and it's probably the biggest weakness in he current Sale squad.

Re: U20 World Cup
Posted by: John Tee (IP Logged)
Date: 17 June, 2018 19:00

Your boy Curry is having a stormer in the u20's.
Who is considered the better in the long term?

Re: U20 World Cup
Posted by: clutch (IP Logged)
Date: 17 June, 2018 19:20

Honestly we donít really know!!! I keep changing my mind but at this moment youíd have to say Tom I suppose.

Re: U20 World Cup
Posted by: PoyntonShark (IP Logged)
Date: 17 June, 2018 19:30

Did the senior coaching staff fly over to France? England always looked dangerous ball in hand, but repeatedly kicked possession away and discipline was poor.

French defence was well drilled and disciplined, their scrum was monstrous. Deserved victors.



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Re: U20 World Cup
Posted by: John Tee (IP Logged)
Date: 17 June, 2018 19:39

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Honestly we donít really know!!! I keep changing my mind but at this moment youíd have to say Tom I suppose.

Well, you have to say he has everything.
He has go forward and is a good captain.

I thought he was the stand out player on the field but maybe that is through English eyes...?

Re: U20 World Cup
Posted by: clutch (IP Logged)
Date: 17 June, 2018 19:54

Agreed on the night. Interesting comparing him to Farrell in terms of how to address the ref.

Re: U20 World Cup
Posted by: StalyShark (IP Logged)
Date: 17 June, 2018 20:25

All be it behind a pack that was getting smashed I thought Smith was completely ineffective. If Redpath and Moore had been fit it may have been different but given that monster Demba Bamba I doubt it!

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