Blueberries outclass Wales in U20 Six Nations Tournament
After a very effective start to the match (two tries in the first quarter of an hour), the Bleuets won their second success on Thursday (36-19) in three days in this Six Nations Under 20 Tournament played in Cardiff, on the adjoining land of the Principality Stadium. Its synthetic turf – where the Cardiff Blues are playing – favored the support of the attackers for the benefit of a very enterprising French selection because, good news, after the defeat against England (22-38) and the short success on the ‘Italy (13-11), the Bleuets have finally delivered a full game.
After the initial try of Haddad (4th) following a good work of the forwards, that of Alexandre Tchaptchet (17th) propelled France in the lead (12-7) since the Welsh had reacted well from the 15th by Beetham at the end of ‘a grand style attack with a breakthrough in the center … The result was a French lone rider for 70 minutes: winger Enzo Reybier quickly played a throw-in and, thanks to Léo Barré’s relay, scored the third blue try (31st, 19 -7). Then Tchaptchet scored his double (37th, 26-7) by leaving a closed side remarkably well negotiated by the same Léo Barré.
Unruly, the Welsh were twice reduced to fourteen (16th, 40th) for foul play and, in the second half, the Bleuets, even if the tempo of this match dropped, still found the way to try, their fifth , by Thibault Debaes and his staggering hooks (56th, 36-7) before the Welsh reaction. We will note the 11 points of scrum half Nolann Le Garrec for his first start with a solid 5/7 despite a strong and swirling wind. Next meeting against Scotland, Wednesday July 7, which has only defeats in this Tournament.