Monday, June 23, 2008

Rugby: New Zealand Wins Inaugural U-20 Rugby World Cup

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U-20 Rugby World Cup:toomanyballsNew Zealand U-20 won the International Rugby Board's junior U-20 world championship, crushing England 38-3, in Swansea, Wales.

New Zealand was so dominating in the finals that they scored four tries to none.

New Zealand opened scoring with a penalty goal from fullback Trent Renata in the fifth minute of the game.

The All Blacks extended their lead in the 17th minute when Kade Poki edged past English defence to score the first try, which Nasi Manu converted to give 10-0 lead. England opened their scoring with a penalty in the 25th minute. New Zealand scored from another penalty before the break to give them a 13-3 lead at halftime.

The result was put beyond England in the 56th minute when centre Jackson Willison scored a try for New Zealand.

England could not make anything from one man advantage as New Zealand were left a player down after replacement Aaron Smith was sinbinned for killing the ball. Things became worse for England, when theylost a man of their own. Flanker Calum Clark was sent off for a head butt.

Andre Taylor, scored a try in the 75th minute, team's third and Ryan Crotty in the final minute, to score his team's fourth try.

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Blogger ontheverge said...

It was a great victory by the baby blacks. thoroughly well deserved

June 23, 2008 at 6:50 PM


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