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Samoa Victorious in JWRT Opener
National Teams - Age-Grade Men
Photos P. Crane
USA U20s v Samoa P. Crane Photo
USA U20s v Samoa P. Crane Photo
USA U20s v Samoa P. Crane Photo
USA U20s v Samoa P. Crane Photo

Samoa’s Under 20s handed the USA U20s a 48-11 loss Tuesday at the Junior World Rugby Trophy in Tbilisi, Georgia.

The Junior All Americans were stung early by tries from Ausetalia Vaiomanu and Suamalie Tuiletufuga to fall behind 14-0, before flyhalf and captain Will Magie slotted a drop goal for the USA’s first points.

Always chasing the game, the Americans fell behind 24-3 before Magie added a penalty leading up to halftime. Samoa extended their lead to 34-6 by the midpoint of the second half.

The USA U20s notched their only try of the game after a prolonged period inside the Samoan 22.

The Eagles had several penalties which they opted to run or kick for the lineout, and kept up the pressure. Finally Magie kicked a grubber into the left corner and wing Madison Hughes raced in to touch down just before sliding into the corner flag. 

The USA joins Russia at the bottom end of Pool A as the Russians were 33-5 losers to Uruguay.


See video of this match here:


Pool A

Team

P

W

D

L

PF

PA

TF

TA

BP

points

Samoa

1

1

0

0

48

11

8

1

1

5

Uruguay

1

1

0

0

33

5

3

1

0

4

USA

1

0

0

1

11

48

1

8

0

0

Russia

1

0

0

1

5

33

1

3

0

0