Alex Mitchell scored his fourth try in an England U20 shirt but it was not enough to defeat New Zealand in the World Rugby U20 Championship Final

Another Mitchell score not enough for World Championship crown

Sunday, June 18, 2017

England Under-20s failed to defend their title as they fell to the New Zealand U20s 64-17 in the World Rugby U20 Championship final.

Despite a brilliant score from Alex Mitchell and a try assist from debutant James Grayson, England could not halt a huge performance from the Baby Blacks in which the now World Champions score ten tries.

Collecting their runners-up medals, the Saints Academy pair performed well. Mitchell scoring his fourth try in his five games in the competition and Grayson cleverly setting up a great score for Josh Bayliss in the corner with a brilliantly thought through cross-field kick on his first appearance at U20 level.

But New Zealand proved to be just too strong in the final, breaking a winning margin tournament record in the process, England and Mitchell and Grayson collecting the silver medal.

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