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England Youth defeated in first Test

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#1 Honor James

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 12:21 AM

England Youth fell to a 34-26 defeat against France in the first Test at Stobart Stadium, Widnes on Friday March 29.

In a closely contested game from start to finish, it was France who left victorious thanks largely to a spell of domination in the second half which saw
them score three tries in 15 minutes to overturn a 14-12 half-time deficit.

Nerves were evident from both sides in the early stages of the game and it was France who seemed to have settled into the occasion first when they opened the
scoring trough prop Dorian Denat.

But a French knock-on from the following kick-off gave England promising field position and they wasted no time in responding through winger Isaac Noi.

Just two minutes later England added to their tally when Morgan Smith's perfectly timed short ball put a stampeding Jake Moore through a gap to power
his way over the French line before scrum-half Houghton added the extras to make it 10-6.

That lead was extended further when Brad Parker managed to force his way over from dummy-half. Houghton failed with the extras to keep the score at 14-6.

Winger Max Jowitt looked to have added his name to the score sheet when he dived for the line only to touch the ball down inches short of the whitewash as half
-time approached.

French interchange Carly Bey pulled the scores back to 14-10 when he forced his way over from close range before Albert landed his second conversion to make it
14-12 as the half-time whistle blew.

England began the second half in promising fashion and it took just three minutes for the home side to get back on the scoreboard.

Sam Hallas showed strength and speed to break the first line of defence and from inside his own half and Hallas was on hand to finish the move underneath the
posts moments later. Houghton added the extras to make it 20-12.

However it was France who dominated from then on and three tries in 15 minutes put them in a commanding position going into the final 10 minutes.

First scrum-half Marvin Merbah put centre Yaha over in the corner before a bruising run by French loose forward and man of the match Mohamed Zentri allowed
Jonathan Has to exploit a gap in the retreating defence to score from short range to put the visiting team ahead by 22-20

That lead was further extended when prop Nicolas Pomie barged over underneath the posts with Albert making it 28-20.

England captain Liam Johnson looked to have reduced the gap only for the referee to disallow his try but hope of a late comeback was raised when Jake Moore
scored his second of the day after he ran another superb line to give the defence no chance of stopping him from five meters out.

But it was France who had the final say when hooker Yoan Veve crossed over on the final whistle to make it 34-26.

The England Youth squad against France:

1, Ash Golding (Leeds Rhinos, Stanningley)
2, Issac Noi (Wigan Warriors, Ince Rose Bridge)
3, Kameron Pearce Paul (London Broncos, Croydon Hurricanes)
4, Harvey Livett (Warrington Wolves, Rylands Sharks)
5, Max Jowitt (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Stanley Rangers)
6, Morgan Smith (Leeds Rhinos, Normanton Knights)
7, Ryan Houghton (Wigan Warriors, Blackbrook)
8, Daniel Douglas (Leeds Rhinos, Drighlington)
9, Aaron Smith (St Helens, Blackbrook)
10, Frazer Morris (Huddersfield Giants, St Josephs Sharks)
11, Jake Moore (Wigan Warriors, Wath Brow Hornets)
12, Liam Cooper (St Helens, Blackbrook)
13, Liam Johnson © (Huddersfield Giants, Newsome Panthers)
14, Brad Parker (Hull FC, East Hull)
15, Jake Campbell (St Helens, Blackbrook)
16, Sam Hallas (Leeds Rhinos, Stanningley)
17, Jack Rush (Wigan Warriors, Rochdale Mayfield)

Tries: Noi, Moore 2, Parker, Hallas
Goals: Houghton 3
Field-Goals:

France Under-16 team against England Youth

1, Etienne Ferret
2, Yoann Rahirez
3, Vincent Albert
4, Fouad Yaha
5, Dorian Munoz
6, Evan Albert
7, Marvin Merbah
8, Dorian Denat
9, Yoan Veve
10, Nicolas Pomie
11, Olivier Ruiz
12, Mickail Goudemand
13, Mohamed Zentri
14, Charly Bey
15, Georges Mingaud
16, Sebastien Nietche
17, Jonathan Has

Tries: Denat, Bey, Yaha, Has, Pomie, Veve
Goals: Albert 5
Field-Goals:

Half-time: 14-12
Full-time: 34-26

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#2 Evil Homer

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 04:05 AM

Will any of the France players be signed by English clubs? Almost certainly not.

#3 walter sobchak

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 04:20 AM

Will any of the France players be signed by English clubs? Almost certainly not.

Would be great if they did, France at youth level u-16's and u-18's not only competes with England but regularly beats England both home and away.

#4 LordCharles

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:39 AM

The RFL's Performance department and Pro clubs are again doing a sterling job I see...................even the French appear to be ahead of us at international youth level!!!

When will the RFL wake up and understand that they and the Pro clubs do not have ALL the answers when it comes to youth development and their interferance in the Amateur game and its competitions is severely detrimental long term to player development over the larger pool of players the Amateur game administers rather than the small pool of ELITE youth players they keep banging on about within their Scholarship pathway.

The RFL and Pro clubs apparently need to have these players within "Their System" as the Coaching, Facilities etc etc are far better than within the current Amateur set ups................would love to know how they measure this as it is clearly not by the performance of the ELITE International Youth teams that they put out on the pitch!!!

#5 TaxiEgg

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:35 AM

Who coaches the England team ?

#6 henage

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 12:08 PM

sounds like a good close game , better than a one sided score

#7 nadera78

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 12:46 PM

The RFL's Performance department and Pro clubs are again doing a sterling job I see...................even the French appear to be ahead of us at international youth level!!!

When will the RFL wake up and understand that they and the Pro clubs do not have ALL the answers when it comes to youth development and their interferance in the Amateur game and its competitions is severely detrimental long term to player development over the larger pool of players the Amateur game administers rather than the small pool of ELITE youth players they keep banging on about within their Scholarship pathway.

The RFL and Pro clubs apparently need to have these players within "Their System" as the Coaching, Facilities etc etc are far better than within the current Amateur set ups................would love to know how they measure this as it is clearly not by the performance of the ELITE International Youth teams that they put out on the pitch!!!


So predictable.
"Just as we had been Cathars, we were treizistes, men apart."
Jean Roque, Calendrier-revue du Racing-Club Albigeois, 1958-1959

#8 LordCharles

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 12:51 PM

So predictable.


But true..........

#9 TaxiEgg

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 01:58 PM

Question ?
Are our kids playing like for like ?

If its the norm where the French are a couple of years older then taken into context the result is not bad , but it also brings into question have our performance people done their homework ?

#10 LordCharles

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 02:07 PM

U16's v U16's....................so no difference in age range.

#11 TaxiEgg

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:44 PM

Charlie come on you should know you have been there the French always chuck in some owd uns .

#12 LordCharles

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 06:42 PM

Surely under international rules that should be efficiently policed :o)




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