Junior Boks thrashed by England

2016-06-20 23:05
Dawie Theron (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Junior Springboks' hopes of reaching the final of the World Rugby U20 Championships lay in tatters after they were thrashed 39-17 by tournament hosts, England.

Dawie Theron's charges never managed to get out of the blocks and it was England who dominated proceedings from the start, scoring six tries in total, of which five came in the first half for a 31-3 lead at the break.

In the second half, the Junior Boks managed two tries of their own through winger Edwill vd Merwe and fullback Curwin Bosch but it was too little too late as England coasted to victory. 



Tries: Aspland-Robinson, Malins, Taylor, Green, William, Wright

Conversions: Mallinder (3)

Penalty: Mallinder

South Africa

Tries: Van der Merwe, Bosch

Conversions: Bosch (2)

Penalty: Bosch 

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