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U20 JWC final : Eng v France
Posted by: Heathen (IP Logged)
Date: 12 June, 2018 22:50

Semis : Eng 32 SA 31. FRA 16 NZ 7.

Final on Sunday.

Re: U20 JWC final : Eng v France
Posted by: John Tee (IP Logged)
Date: 12 June, 2018 23:02

Wow, saw England just hang on against a very powerful SA team....
England are pretty lethal when they sniff a chance but the Boks were a very good team they beat.

Re: U20 JWC final : Eng v France
Posted by: Peter Brown (IP Logged)
Date: 13 June, 2018 05:41

There is a vespine touch to this England U20 team. Tries have been scored from all parts and Marcus Smuth’ deft touches to set off the exciting back line have been Ciprianiesque.
A significant lead v RSA was established with the ball in hand in the first quarter or so, but once the Baby Boks’ physicality came to the fore, the England boys looked wanting. There were shades of Wasps v Saracens!
I do fear that the French power game will be too much for us, but it was a joy to watch Les petits bleus (en blancs) snuff out the Junior ABs and some handy refereeing ensured the game was played on a level playing field.

Re: U20 JWC final : Eng v France
Posted by: backdoc (IP Logged)
Date: 13 June, 2018 06:33

Yes, France really bullied the Baby Blacks.

Re: U20 JWC final : Eng v France
Posted by: WaspieFrank (IP Logged)
Date: 13 June, 2018 07:02

As far as the French go,do not recall ever seeing a team play so well for so close to eighty mins!

Re: U20 JWC final : Eng v France
Posted by: Marti65 (IP Logged)
Date: 13 June, 2018 07:49

Does anyone know who is streaming this match?

Re: U20 JWC final : Eng v France
Posted by: neils (IP Logged)
Date: 13 June, 2018 08:15

ITV 4 did the semis

Re: U20 JWC final : Eng v France
Posted by: WaspieFrank (IP Logged)
Date: 13 June, 2018 08:59

And the final 5.30 Sun

Re: U20 JWC final : Eng v France
Posted by: Heathen (IP Logged)
Date: 13 June, 2018 09:07

Also the WR website is streaming it.

Re: U20 JWC final : Eng v France
Posted by: DrHankPym(superhero) (IP Logged)
Date: 13 June, 2018 09:12

Quote:
backdoc
Yes, France really bullied the Baby Blacks.

It was brilliant to watch. Now if only their senior side could do the same at the weekend.



If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score? - Vince Lombardi

Re: U20 JWC final : Eng v France
Posted by: bald.paul.101 (IP Logged)
Date: 13 June, 2018 09:14

I don't think I've ever seen a NZ side, at any level be held score less for 70 Mins.

The French backs looked a bit one dimensional going forward, but as team they defended brilliantly.

A dream team would be the French Forwards with Englands back line.

Re: U20 JWC final : Eng v France
Posted by: Marti65 (IP Logged)
Date: 13 June, 2018 13:05

Thanks

Re: U20 JWC final : Eng v France
Posted by: backdoc (IP Logged)
Date: 13 June, 2018 13:10

I think France will have too much for England. There is an incoherence to the England team at the breakdown, notwithithstanding Curry frere. And England will not be as good as the Blacks in defence..

Re: U20 JWC final : Eng v France
Posted by: bg (IP Logged)
Date: 13 June, 2018 15:38

The semis are available on ITV 4 Catch Up if you want to review the 2 finalists' performances

Re: U20 JWC final : Eng v France
Posted by: bald.paul.101 (IP Logged)
Date: 13 June, 2018 17:26

deffo watch the France - NZ game.
the bemused faces of the baby blacks when they were getting destroyed is a joy to behold!!

Re: U20 JWC final : Eng v France
Posted by: ricohchezwasp (IP Logged)
Date: 13 June, 2018 22:07

Yet another All Black gets a way with foul play , just a penalty for stamping in the French lock



Not a Doctor and not a troll!!

Re: U20 JWC final : Eng v France
Posted by: Petros (IP Logged)
Date: 14 June, 2018 07:46

Quote:
ricohchezwasp
Yet another All Black gets a way with foul play , just a penalty for stamping in the French lock

And just a retrospective commissioner's warning, i.e. yellow card

Re: U20 JWC final : Eng v France
Posted by: bald.paul.101 (IP Logged)
Date: 15 June, 2018 14:04

Quote:
Ricoh
Yet another All Black gets a way with foul play , just a penalty for stamping in the French lock

I don't agree, it looked accidental, he slipped as he tried to step over the french player and caught the bloke on the shoulder initially.

Thought Karl Dickson had an excellent game.

Re: U20 JWC final : Eng v France
Posted by: ricohchezwasp (IP Logged)
Date: 15 June, 2018 14:17

Yes very clumsy slipping twice



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Re: U20 JWC final : Eng v France
Posted by: Hangover (IP Logged)
Date: 15 June, 2018 19:19

Think the French side played brilliantly but they looked a bit beaten up to me at the end. Home field advantage will help but we might just have to much for them.

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