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Last Updated: Saturday, 17 June 2006, 18:27 GMT 19:27 UK
England U21 31-12 Scotland U21
England launched a second-half onslaught to seal a convincing win over Scotland at the International Rugby Board U21 World Championship in France.

Scotland led 9-0 at the break thanks to three David Blair penalties.

But England hit form after half-time, with Anthony Allen, Jordan Crane (2), Alex Rogers and James Haskell all crossing for tries.

Ryan Lamb kicked three conversions, while Scotland could add only another Blair penalty.

Despite victory, England missed out on a place in the semi-finals, finishing in fifth place after the group stages behind New Zealand, who had a superior points difference despite losing to Australia on Saturday.

Australia's victory lifted them to second, with South Africa topping the standings after a narrow win over France, who finished third.

England will now play Wales on Wednesday, the two countries competing with Ireland and Argentina, who also meet on Wednesday, for the fifth-to-eighth spots.

The best Scotland can finish is ninth, and they will face Georgia on Wednesday.


Saturday's results
Italy 17-43 Fiji
Wales 10-13 Argentina
Ireland 47-0 Georgia
Australia 21-17 New Zealand
South Africa 14-10 France


England U21 team: Mike Brown (Harlequins), Topsy Ojo (London Irish), Matt Cornwell (Leicester - capt), Anthony Allen (Gloucester), Uche Odouza (Worcester), Ryan Lamb (Gloucester), Ben Foden (Sale); Alex Rogers (Harlequins), Chris Brooker (Bath), Mark Lambert (Harlequins), Tom Ryder (Saracens), Richard Blaze (Worcester), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Michael Hills (Sale), Jordan Crane (Leicester - capt)).
Replacements: Rob Webber (Wasps), David Wilson (Newcastle), James Haskell (Wasps), Iain Grieve (Bristol), Danny Care (Harlequins), Ryan Davis (Bath), Matt Riley (Sale).

Scotland Under-21: B Addison (Stirling County), C Johnston (Newcastle Falcons), B Cairns (Edinburgh Gunners and Currie), I Kennedy (Glasgow Warriors and Glasgow Hawks), L Kibble (Border Reivers and Biggar), D Blair, capt (Sale Sharks), G Laidlaw (Jed-Forest), R Grant (The Army), S Crombie (Aberdeen GSFP), D Young (Leicester Tigers), J Eddie (Glasgow Warriors and Ayr), I Nimmo (Leicester Tigers), A MacDonald (Edinburgh Gunners), J Beattie (Glasgow Warriors), R Rennie (Edinburgh Gunners and Stewart's Melville FP).
Replacements: K Traynor (Edinburgh Gunners and Boroughmuir), I Brown (Stirling County), S Newlands (Heriot's), J Barclay (Glasgow Warriors), M Bringhurst (Watsonians), C Dunlop (Durham University), J King (Border Reivers and Melrose).


SEE ALSO
England U21 14-29 New Zealand U21
13 Jun 06 |  Internationals
Bonus win for Scots U21s v Italy
13 Jun 06 |  Internationals
Scots U21s pipped by Australians
09 Jun 06 |  Internationals


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