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Thrilling Draw Denies England U20 Six Nations Title

By Sports Correspondent

Published on March 8, 2024

Last-Minute Drama

Luke Murphy's dramatic try in the dying seconds of the match shattered England's dreams of clinching the Under-20 Six Nations title. The scoreboard read England 32-32 Ireland, leaving fans on the edge of their seats.

Waghorn's Heroics

Ben Waghorn's late try had seemed to secure the championship for England, but fate had other plans. Earlier, Kane James' crucial score had leveled the game, setting the stage for a nail-biting finish.

Frantic Ending

Ireland's bonus-point try, courtesy of Henry Walker, had put them in control. However, the frantic final moments saw England pushing for the elusive bonus-point try that would have sealed the title. Sharp hands released Waghorn, who crossed the line, only for Ireland to respond with composure.

Championship Showdown

Both teams now head into the final round with everything to play for. Richie Murphy's Ireland, trailing England by a single point, face winless Scotland, while England faces the tougher task of traveling to France.

Line-ups:

England: Redshaw; Cousins, Waghorn, Kerr, Wills; Bellamy, McParland; Opoku-Fordjour, Oliver, Sela, Sodeke, Kpoku, Carnduff (capt), Pollock, Michelow.

Ireland: O'Connor; Treacy, De Klerk, Gavin, McLaughlin; Murphy, Coffey; Usanov, Sheahan, Boyd, Spicer, O'Connell (capt), Hopes, Ward, Murphy.

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