Junior World Championship: Wales U20 13-3 France U20

Wales celebrate after Tom Williams' try

Wales Under-20 (6) 13

Tries:
Williams
Cons:
O'Brien
Pens:
O'Brien 2

France Under-20 (3)

Pens:
Serin

Wales Under-20s have missed out on a semi-final spot in the Junior World Championship despite beating Grand Slam champions France.

Byron Hayward's side led 6-3 at the half thanks to two penalties from Angus O'Brien with a reply from France's scrum-half Baptiste Serin.

Scrum-half Tom Williams scored the only try of the match on 53 minutes, which was converted by O'Brien.

Ireland finished top of Group B ahead of Wales, who drop into the play-offs.

Wales U20 team manager Mark Taylor said: "It was an excellent performance all round today. The boys stuck to the task and showed a huge amount of desire and commitment. We put some good defensive phases together and we took our one scoring opportunity well."

Wales: Dafydd Howells (Ospreys); Tyler Morgan (Dragons), Steffan Hughes (captain, Scarlets), Jack Dixon (Dragons), Joshua Adams (Scarlets); Angus O'Brien (Dragons), Tom Williams (Blues); Nicky Smith (Ospreys), Elliot Dee (Dragons), Nicky Thomas (Ospreys), Joe Davies (Dragons), Rory Thornton (Ospreys), Olly Cracknell (RGC), Will Boyde (Carmarthen), James Benjamin (Dragons)

Replacements: Scott Otten (Ospreys), Luke Garrett (Dragons), Callum Lewis (Blues), Ben Roach (Blues), Scott Matthews (Dragons), Luc Jones (Dragons); Ethan Davies (Dragons), Harri Evans (RGC)

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