Junior World Championship: Wales U20 12-71 New Zealand U20 (Mon)

Joe Gage of Wales in action against New Zealand Under-20
Joe Gage opened the scoring for Wales
Wales U20 (5) 12
Tries: Keddie, Gage Cons: Evans
New Zealand U20 (35) 71
Tries: Dalzell, Apisai, Lowe, Makene (3), Moala-Liava'a, Strange, Stevensen (2), Tomkinson Cons: Barrett (7), Perofeta

New Zealand Under-20 handed out an 11-try thrashing to Wales Under-20 in the fifth-place semi final at the Junior World Championship.

Wales never recovered after conceding a try within 40 seconds, and were trailing by 30 points at the interval.

It was in stark contrast to the pool match between the teams which the Baby Blacks won with a late penalty.

Wales will now play for seventh place with New Zealand facing either Australia or Scotland for fifth spot.

Wales Under-20: Joe Gage (Ospreys); Tom Williams (Ospreys), Joe Thomas (Ospreys), Billy McBryde (Scarlets), Jared Rosser (Newport Gwent Dragons); Dan Jones (Scarlets), Reuben Morgan-Williams (Ospreys); Corey Domachowski (Cardiff Blues), Liam Belcher (Cardiff Blues), Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Blues), Shane Lewis-Hughes (Cardiff Blues), Seb Davies (Cardiff Blues), Tom Phillips (capt, Scarlets), Josh Macleod (Scarlets) Harrison Keddie (Newport Gwent Dragons).

Replacements: Dafydd Hughes (Scarlets), Rhys Fawcett (Scarlets), Leon Brown (Newport Gwent Dragons), Morgan Sieniawski (Cardiff Blues), Shaun Evans (Scarlets), Declan Smith (Scarlets) Jarrod Evans (Cardiff Blues), Kieran Williams (Ospreys).

Replacements: 16. Asafo Aumua, Sean Stodart, Alex Fidow, Isaia Walker-Leawere, Marino Mikaele-Tu'u, Jonathan Taumateine, TJ Va'a, Malo Tuitama.

New Zealand Under-20: Shaun Stevenson, Caleb Makene, Patelesio Tomkinson, Jordie Barrett, Jonah Lowe; Stephen Perofeta, Sam Nock; Sean Paranihi, Leni Apisai (capt), Sosefo Kautai, Quinten Strange, Hamish Dalzell, Luke Jacobson, Mitchell Jacobson, Hapakuki Moala Liava'a.

Replacements: 16. Asafo Aumua, Sean Stodart, Alex Fidow, Isaia Walker-Leawere, Marino Mikaele-Tu'u, Jonathan Taumateine, TJ Va'a, Malo Tuitama.

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