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England thrashed 64-17 by New Zealand in final of rugby World U20 Championship in Georgia

June 18, 2017 10:06 PM
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England were overpowered 64-17 by New Zealand in the final of the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Georgia.

Having defied the odds to reach the final for fifth successive time, an England side weakened by senior call-ups and injuries found the 'Baby Blacks' too good in Tbilisi.

England trailed 40-7 at half-time after six New Zealand tries, Asafo Aumua going over twice.

Dalton Papali'I, Pouri Rakete-Stones, Isaia Walker-Leawere and Luke Jacobson also scored, with Stephen Perofeta adding 10 points. England's try came from Ben Earl, which Max Malins converted.

Josh McKay and Alex Mitchell exchanged tries after the break before Aumua completed a hat-trick and Tom Christie further extended New Zealand's lead.

Josh Bayliss scored England's third try before Jacobson wrapped up the scoring with his second touchdown and New Zealand's 10th.

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