Junior World Cup: Aussies Go Down To Reigning Champions

ARU Media Release - The Australian Under 20s have been beaten by defending champions England 38-24, at the IRB Junior World Championship in Auckland on Friday afternoon. Australia had won all four of their preparation matches as well as their opener against Argentina on Monday. England, however, proved too strong on the day as they outscored the Aussies five tries to three. Australian Head Coach Adrian Thompson praised the efforts of the Under 20s team and their resilience to bounce back time and again throughout the 80 minutes. “I thought the boys played with a lot of passion and did well to stay in the game, considering the pressure England was mounting on us. “Our scrum was solid and we looked dangerous in attack off the set piece but put ourselves on the back foot with a few missed tackles in defence.” Thom
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