France u/18 Keep South Africa u/18 “A” Winless In u/18 International Series

 

South Africa u/18 "A" were looking for their first win in the 2022 International series when they hosted France u/18 in Paarl today. In a very close and even game, France u/18 held on to their slim lead to beat South Africa u/18 "A" by 22-15.

France u/18 started the match in great fashion scoring a try after just five minutes. Thereafter, South Africa clawed their way back into the game. The match with twenty minutes to go was still very much up for grabs. The score after fourty minutes of 12-12 was a true reflection of the action on the field.

The second half continued in the same manner as the first with the difference being the three tries France u/18 scored to the two scored by South Africa u/18 "A".

05:08 Baptiste Britz scored France u/18's first try from the back of a 5m lineout-maul. (00-07)

13:17 Juan Smal scored a try from the back of a 5m lineout-maul (05-07)

20:00 France u/18 started the match in great fashion scoring a try after just five minutes. Thereafter, South Africa clawed its way back into the game. The match at that stage was still very much up for grabs although, South Africa u/18 "A" started to physically dominate their visitors.

27:17 Juan Smal scored a second try from the back of a 5m lineout-maul (12-07)

34:08 Remi Loop scored from the back of a 5m lineout-maul. (12-12)

35:00 The score reflected the play on the field with both teams who had their moments in this close but exciting match

43:32 Enzo Fernandes scored another 5m lineout-maul try for the French. (17-12)

49:36 Baptiste Britz (France u/18) was shown a yellow card.

54:48 PA van Niekerk (South Africa u/18 "A") was shown a yellow card.

55:30 Kalvin Gourgues converted a penalty for France u/18. (12-20)

59:34 Liam Koen converted a penalty for South Africa u/18 "A". (15-20)

64:20 Jules Laumond (France u/18) was sent off with a yellow card.

Scorers:
South Africa u/18 "A": Tries: Juan Smal (2). Conversion: Louis Koen. Penalty: Liam Koen
France u/18: Tries: Baptiste Britz, Remi Loop, Enzo Fernandes. Conversion: Kalvin Gourgues. Penalty: Kalvin Gourgues.

Teams:
South Africa u/18 "A": 15. Jayden Bantom, 14. Sesethu Mpaka, 13. Jurenzo Julies, 12. Philip-Albert van Niekerk, 11. Jeneil Losper, 10. Liam Koen, 9. Asad Moos, 8. Zukisane Tom, 7. Sandile Nzuza, 6. Max du Pisani, 5. Keanu Coetzee (c), 4. Sampie Joubert, 3. Marco Conradie, 2. Juan Smal, 1. Liyema Ntshanga. Replacements: 16. Christian Everitt, 17. Willem Loubser, 18. Siyabonga Dube, 19. Danio Botha, 20. Yabo Ndzamela, 21. Aiden Muller, 22. Bradley Giddy, 23. Antonio Bruiners, 24. Jameel de Jongh, 25. Gino Cupido.

France u/18: 15. Mathis Ibo, 14. Johan Wasserman, 13. Kalvin Gourgues, 12. Gaspard Robbe, 11. Jon Echegaray, 10. Yanis Brilliant, 9. T. Romain Valentin, 8. Remi Loop, 7. Geoffrey Malaterre, 6. Baptiste Britz, 5. Bourdi Brun, 4. Corentin Mezou, 3. Enzo Fernandes, 2. Maptiste Narmand, 1. Loic Varenne. Replacements: 16. Jules Laumond, 17. Sacha Mistrulli. 18. Thomas Duchene, 19. Fousseynou Cissokho, 20. Raphael Darquier, 21. Robert Mtassi Dibongue, 22. R. Oliver Cowie, 23. Titouan Rouvelet, 24. Sialevailea Tolofua, 25. Yannick Lodjro.