World Under-20 Rugby: Louis Pinveren beat New Zealand

World Under-20 Rugby: Louis Pinveren beat New Zealand

FIFA U-20 World Cup (Group A). France – New Zealand: 35-14

What a beginning of the world for Bleuets du Morbihannais Louis Penverne! France U-20 overtook New Zealand (35-14) thanks to five attempts, including a brace from Bossolo Tuilagi, this Thursday in Paarl (South Africa), putting themselves in the perfect position to qualify for the semi-finals of the tournament. Under-20 World Cup.

Thanks to this improved victory over the “Baby Blacks”, the Blues, after their demonstration in the first day on Saturday against Japan (75-12), finished first in Group A (9 points), before the final match against Wales. Tuesday.

In complex weather conditions (wind, rain) that make the ball particularly slippery, and on grass that turns into a field of mud, Lenni Nouchi’s teammates have perfected their subject matter from start to finish against dominant opponents both physically and in the game.

Only two yellow cards, directed in the second half to Clermont half goalkeeper Baptiste Junod (52nd) and then to Toulouse center Paul Kostis (58th), before the referee awarded a penalty to the New Zealanders’ try, tainted the overall very successful performance of the tricolor.

Thus, the French team achieved an almost perfect first half with three tries (first half: 21-0).

The first was the work of Pau winger Theo Atisogbe, who was well served by La Rochelle in the opening half of Hugo Reus, who also scored 100% against the Poles.

Strong (1.92m, 145kg) Perpignan’s second line Bossolo Tuilagi scored the second goal after a loaded ball, before Giono fired home, following a superb inside pass from Atesugbe from the sidelines.

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On his return from the locker room, and despite the New Zealanders’ renewed form, the Beloites, once again through Tuilagi, omnipresent and unstoppable, signed their fourth attempt, synonymous with an offensive bonus.

Before scoring the fifth line by Pau’s third line Brent Liufau, in response to the second from “Baby Blacks”.

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