England U20’s Win

  • England – Tries: Dingwall, Sleigtholme, Hill 2, De Glanville, Hinkley, Vunipola, Willis Cons: Hodge 8
  • Australia – Tries: Lolesio, Lucas, Harris, McReight, Tizzano Cons: Harrison 2, Donaldson 2

England sealed a 56-33 bonus-point victory over Australia in their final pool game of the World Rugby U20 Championship, scoring eight tries in the win.

Having lost their opening fixture of the tournament to Ireland, before beating Italy in match two, the result means they finish third in their pool and cannot advance to the top four of the Championship.

They will next face Ireland in the fifth-place play-off on Monday, 17 June, KO 7.30pm BST, in Rosario, Argentina with New Zealand and Wales making up the other half of the draw.

England led 42-12 at the break, scoring six tries through Fraser Dingwall, Ollie Sleightholme, Tom de Glanville, Aaron Hinkley and a brace for Ted Hill, with Josh Hodge converting them all.

Australia crossed via Noah Lolesio and Isaac Lucas but it was a half dominated by Steve Bates’ side.

There were second-half scores for Manu Vunipola and Tom Willis which Hodge converted while Australia crossed via Will Harris, Fraser McReight and Carlo Tizzano to secure a losing bonus point and top the group.

Australia were given an early red card with Pat Tafa sent off for a high tackle inside three minutes. 

From the resulting penalty, England opted to scrum and having won another penalty and a further set-piece saw Dingwall crash through Australia’s midfield for the opening try.

Soon after, there was a second try for England, Sleightholme collecting a spilled up-and-under just inside the Australia half before flying home. 

Neat handling resulted in Lolesio slicing through for Australia’s first score and Will Harrison converted for 14-7.

Lucas finished off an Australia counter going over in the corner, but Hill crashed through midway in the half to extend the lead and the flanker scored a second soon after, taking advantage of an overlap on the left wing which Hodge converted. Read More Here