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Gloucester Rugby prospects feature in U18 Festival at Kingsholm

Gloucester Rugby prospects feature in U18 Festival at Kingsholm
Kingsholm Stadium staged matchday day three of the U18 Six Nations Festival on Sunday, and there were plenty of Gloucester Rugby representatives across the teams.

There were three games on the day, starting off with an entertaining game between Scotland and Ireland. Scotland took the spoils by 42 points to 40 in a match refereed by former Gloucester Rugby favourite Nick Wood.

There were plenty of young Cherry and Whites in the England team that took on France in the second game of the day. Archie Benson, Jack Clement and Josh Gray all started in the pack, while Harry Fry was named amongst the replacements.

It proved to be a frustrating afternoon for England, who never really got going although they showed great resolve to remain in touch until the final few minutes. However, France pounced for some late scores to secure a 40-19 triumph.

There was also plenty of interest for the local fans in the final game of the day as Italy took on Wales. Louis Rees-Zammit and Tommy Matthews wore the red of Wales while Stephen Varney was named in the Azzuri squad.

And it was Varney who enjoyed the occasion, scoring two tries as his team won 34-13. Rees-Zammit showed flashes of the form that earned him a first team bow recently, setting up a try for Ioan Evans, but Wales were second best on the day.

Festival fixtures

Matchday one

Gillman’s Ground, Gloucester

England 38-20 Wales         

Ireland 24-29 France

Scotland 18-19 Italy

Matchday two

Sixways Stadium, Worcester

France 40-32 Italy

Ireland 17-24 England

Wales 28-17 Scotland

Matchday three - Sunday 21 April

Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester

Scotland 42-40 Ireland

England 19-40 France

Italy 34-13 Wales
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