Australian U20s: Standout performers so far

Australia’s U20s fell agonisingly short of a spot in the World Cup semi finals after missing a late conversion and several try scoring opportunities in the final minutes of a 22-22 draw against England overnight.

While it’s a disappointing result, there have been a number of positives to take out of the Junior Wallabies’ campaign so far including some standout individual performances.

Jack Barrett (NSW Waratahs, Randwick)

Young Randwick and Waratahs prop Jack Barrett, originally from Lightning Ridge in far west NSW, is technically outstanding at scrum time. While he gives away a serious size advantage, he dominated props far bigger than him at times and at 19 will return again for another crack at the 20s next year.

Leafi Talataina (Melbourne Rebels, Endeavour Hills)

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