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First defeat for Scots under 17s

The Scotsman reports

So great was the difference in muscle power that Scotland lost well over 50 per cent of their own scrums and line-outs, and were consistently under intense pressure from the seemingly more mature French players. In the circumstances the Scots did well to hold the try count to 3-1, the more so considering that the second French try came from a blatantly forward pass. And the Scots certainly managed to challenge the French defence.

"We asked questions of them in the second-half when we took the ball to them," said Scotland Under-17 coach David Wilson, who saw inside centre Neil Herron post another strong display along with scrum-half Ramsay Young and back five player Cameron Turner.

Scotland, who trailed 0-13 at the break, scored their only try in the second-half from a move started by Herron that was taken on by full-back Ruairidh Young, ending with replacement full-back Tom Moncur touching down.

Scorers: Scotland U17: Try: T Moncur. France U17: Tries: Bouyxou, Fickou, Serin. Cons: Serin (2). Pens: Serin (2).

Scotland U17s: R Young (Loretto School/Musselburgh); D Hoyland (James Gillespie HS/Boroughmuir), B Hutchinson (Longridge Towers/Melrose Wasps), N Herron (Jordanhill School), S Moncur (St Ambrose College/Sale); B Cooper (Sedbergh), R Young (George Watson's College); D Rae (Marr College/Kilmarnock), S Rendall (Orkney RFC), C Barnes (High School of Glasgow/Glasgow Hawks), D Campbell (Mackie Academy/Mackie RFC), C Turner (Robert Gordon's College), C Simpson (Edinburgh Academy), S McDonald (Dunblane HS/Stirling County RFC), C Dean (Edinburgh Academy). Subs used: P Redmayne (Loudoun Academy/Kilmarnock), J Malcolm (Hutchesons' Grammar/GHA), T Moncur (St Ambrose/Sale), M Bradbury (Oban HS/Oban Lorne).

France U17s: T Bouyxou (Toulouse); K Hamdaoui (La Rochelle), B Perrot (Paris UC), G Ficckou (Toulon), S Parez (Paris UC); S Dimitri (CABBG), B Serin (CABBG); E Lombard-Buret (Toulouse), B Andre (Brive), M Hygonnet (Albi), J Banhaim (USAP), J-B Singer (ASM), Y Camara (Massy), R Molcard (USAP), A Meron (Tours). Subs used: Y Amrouni (Nice), R Ruffenach (Tours), P Maiau (Stade Francais), V Chapon (Racing Club), Y Bastin (LOU), P Abadie (Agen), J Gardey (Colomiers).

Referee: Matt Carley (RFU).


Article originally posted on 2-May-2011, 06:19 by Hugh Barrow.
Last updated on 2-May-2011, 06:22 by Hugh Barrow.


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