England cruise to third world under-20 title

2016-06-26 07:07
World Rugby

Manchester - England cruised to a third world under-20 title on Saturday with a 45-21 victory over Ireland with skipper Harry Mallinder grabbing two tries in a man of the match performance.

Just hours after the England senior side had completed a sweep of the Test series against the Wallabies in Australia, their junior side provided further evidence of a bright future for the national set-up.

Joe Marchant also scored two tries as fly-half Mallinder added five conversions and a penalty as the hosts outplayed first-time finalists Ireland who had trailed 21-0 at the break.

Forwards Callum Chick and Huw Taylor also scored England, while Ireland replied through hooker Adam McBurney, centre Shane Daly and Max Deegan.


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