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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

U20s back on form - in the end!

England U20s were back on winning ways today, recording a 17-7 win over their Welsh visitors - but only after a bit of a scare. Playing at the home of the 2010 World Cup, they went into the break 7-5 down with Wales fully deserving of their lead. However, this changed in the second-half thanks to Welwyn's Emily Scott, who scored all 12 points as England turned the game round. Full report on Scrumqueens.

The result was far closer than last year, when England won comfortably in Wales before going on to win the Nations Cup. This change in performance may be partly due to the way that age group squads inevitably change from year to year (as well as improvements in the Welsh camp) - though RFUW's controversial decision to only run a closed trial for the age band this year cannot have helped as inevitably talented players will have missed selection - at least one player in today's team would not have been there if closed trials had been in operation last season. Whether RFUW will draw any conclusions from this season's results and change their policy is not known at present.

No news yet on the TDG game...

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:01 PM

    The English TDG side won 30-7 over the Welsh TDG. England had the use of the elements in the 1st half and took full advantage to ease out to a 25-0 HT lead. The 2nd half was much more competitive - the Welsh fullback scored a fine solo try and a few other chances weren't taken to make the final scoreline closer.
    From a Welsh (non-official) viewpoint the fixture was extremely worthwhile and hopefully the TDG process will continue for the future. This was the 1st group to be selected and the process of bringing that group together was only started a fortnight ago-and finished over the weekend prior to the game.


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