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Mitchell scores again as England secure final spot

Travis PerkinsSponsored by Travis Perkins

The England U20s fought hard to just knick their World Rugby u20s Championship semi-final against South Africa in Tbilisi to progress to the final of this year's competition this weekend.

Starting well, England set about an attack on the Springboks and soon Mitchell was darting forwards before setting up the captain Zach Mercer for England's first score.

Mitchell, himself got on the scoreboard next. The Saints Academy scrum-half split the South African defence and darted towards the posts to dot down.

The Springboks made a dramatic come back and lead with five minutes to go but England rallied and captain Mercer drove his way over in the 78th minute, Max Malins adding the winning conversion, to see the reigning champions through to the final of the competition for the fifth year running.

England will now face the winners of the second semi-final between New Zealand and France on Sunday, June 18th.