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Saturday 6th June 18:30 GMT

 

Australian began their quest for a first ever World U20 title, with a bonus point win against Samoa by 34-22, outscoring their opponents by 5-3 tries. On Saturday they will face an entirely different challenge in the form of the host nation Italy. The brutal physical challenge presented by the South Sea Islanders, will be replaced by the kicking game of the Italy Under 20s, who will be encouraged by a passionate and fervent home crowd.

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When the Australia Under 20s skipper, Andrew Kellaway crossed for a late try to seal the win against the Samoans, it was his 11th try at U20's World Cups, making him the leading scorer at the tournaments of all time. The Italians who came into the tournament on the back of a disastrous 6-Nations campaign, that saw them pick up the wooden spoon, as the result of five defeats in five matches, would have been under no illusions about the size of the task in front of them.

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However, the Italians were competitive, if somewhat limited in their approach, and did in fact score their first ever try against the South Africans in an U2 World Cup, when Yannick Agbasse scorched 70 metres after just 11 minutes to touch down. Ultimately it was ill-discipline that cost the hosts, with the Junior Springboks scoring two tries while the Italian second-row Davide Zanetti was in the sin bin.


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Posted: 6th June 2015


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