FRANCE 23 - 18 ENGLAND
A game of two halves. The first halve saw the french team playing against the wind dominate proceedings.
France was first on the board after a penalty conversion by Romain Ntamackafter. England infringed inside their 22 after continued pressure by the French. England hit back almost immediately when Jacob Umaga intercepted a French pass in his own half to score the game's opening try. The conversion was missed and England was leading 5 - 3.
The sides then traded penalties before Julien Delbouis, the French outside centre scored under the uprights after some patient build-up. Ntamack easily converted to gave France a 13-8 lead. Ezno Hardy scored France's second try of the match after continued pressure. The try was converted. A third Ntamack penalty handed France a 23-8 lead at half-time.
England came out the second half turning the tables on the French. Now England was dominating and firstly scored through a Ciaran Knight followed by a try from Sam Moore, who broke off the back of a scrum to score in the corner. Grayson failing again with the conversion saw the french leading 23 - 18. The last minutes of the game saw England remaining in control and coming close on several occasion to scoring the winning points.
|TEAMS||France U19 vs England U19|
|VENUE||City Park Stadium, Crawford, Cape Town|
|DATE||12 August 2016 12:00|
|COMPETITION||SA Schools 2016|
|FINAL SCORE||23 - 18|
|TRIES||2 - 3|
|HALFTIME SCORE||23 - 8|
|TMO||Johannes (Joey) Klaaste-Salmans|