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Seven-try France defeats Ireland in the World Rugby U20 Championship final to win the title.

Seven-try In the World Rugby Under-20 Championship final in Cape Town, France defeated Ireland 50-14 thanks to a devastating second half effort.

Fintan Gunne and John Devine scored tries to give Ireland leads of 7-0 and 14-10, respectively, but Mathis Ferte and Marko Gazzotti touchdowns gave the French a 17-14 lead at the break.

Following the break, Pierre Jouvin, Nicolas Depoortere, Ferte, Lenni Nouchi, and Leo Drouet crossed, showing off some serious French style.

Fly-half Hugo Reus kicked six conversions and a penalty for the victorious team as he maintained his excellent tournament form.

More will come.

Ireland: McErlean; Osborne, Gavin, Devine, Nicholson; Prendergast, Gunne; McCarthy, McCarthy, Foxe; Mangan, O’Tighearnaigh; McNabney, Quinn, Gleeson.

Replacements: Clein, Hadden, Barrett, Irvine, O’Connell, Cawley, Lynch, Berman.

France: Ferte; Drouet, Depoortere, Costes, Attissogbe; Reus, Jauneau; Penverne, Jouvin, Affane; Auradou, Tuilagi; Nouchi, Jegou, Gazzotti.

Replacements: Lacombre, Julien, Duchene, Liufau, Castro Ferreira, Carbonneau, Mathiron, Mondinat.


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