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England
England
21
Tries
Joel Conlon (52), Nathan Earle (39)
Penalties
Billy Burns (45,18), Aaron Morris (35)
Drops
none
Cons
Billy Burns (53)

20
South Africa
South Africa

Tries
Jesse Kriel (64,20)
Penalties
Handre Pollard (47,15)
Drops
none
Cons
Handre Pollard (65,22)


80'
Full Time
ENGLAND 21-20 SOUTH AFRICA

80'
That's it! ENGLAND WIN! What a thrilling final. There was nothing to choose between the sides but England have just done enough to retain their title! Thanks for joining us, cheers!

79'
England controlling the ball with an excellent rolling maul to run down the clock...time is running out for SA.

77'
England keep it tight after the line-out but the ball is ripped away! Dan Kriel fumbles it backwards and the momentum is lost. Pollard must kick for touch.

76'
A huge shove from the SA pack at scrum time but the penalty goes to England. Burns takes his time to find touch.

74'
Aaron Morris takes a very good mark under pressure from the green-clad chasers. His kick doesn't go very far though. SA still camped in the England half but a forward pass gives England a scrum.

72'
England are under the cosh from wave after wave of attacks from the Boks. Pollard goes for the drop!!!....but it's just wide.

70'
An opportunity is lost as Dan Kriel loses the ball in a big tackle from Harry Sloan. England clear.

68'
South Africa have stepped it up a gear. The Kriel twins and Van der Merwe are smashing defenders out the way. Is all SA as the Baby Boks win a 5m scrum.

65'
Conversion
CONVERSION, POLLARD. 21-20. This is going down to the wire!!!

64'
Try
TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, J. KRIEL! 21-18. Great try from SA as they run it from deep inside their own half. Duhan van der Merwe bashes through two defenders to put Jesse Kriel away and the centre bolts home for his second try!

61'
Petersen is caught in possession and doesn't release after a chip ahead. Penalty to England but Burns MISSES.

60'
Play is confined to centre field as both teams try to turn the opposition around with high balls. Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi makes a monster run to put England on the front foot and the Baby Boks are forced to scramble.

57'
SA can't afford to make mistakes now. Full-back Grant launches a counter attack but Jesse Kriel spills it on the touchline.

55'
SA under more pressure as Petersen is caught in possession by the chasing Conlon inside his 22. The cavalry arrives and Pollard clears. England have their tails up!

53'
Conversion
CONVERSION, BURNS. 21-13. Crucially, the gap is now 8 points. England hold all the cards.

52'
Try
TRY, ENGLAND, CONLON! 19-13. Textbook line-out and maul from England and replacement forward Joel Conlon touches down!

51'
Another attacking line-out for England after the ball comes off the side of the boot.

49'
England go for touch from a kickable penalty. Why?! True to form, the Baby Boks steal the line-out and clear.

48'
Injury
SA hooker Corniel Els is taken off on a stretcher with sickening knee injury.

47'
Penalty
PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD. 14-13. Grant and Petersen combine again to stretch the English defence. Hands in the ruck from the defending team means a penalty for Pollard to slot.

45'
Penalty
PENALTY, ENGLAND, BURNS. 14-10. The defending champs have a lead...but can they hold it?

44'
A bit of kick tennis ends with JP Smith wrapped up by three England players inside his own half. Another SA knock on allows Paul Hill to break for England. SA kill the ball under their own posts, clear penalty!

42'
Here we go for the second half. SA start brightly with a promising attack near half way but Janse van Rensburg spills it in contact. England kick for touch.

40'
Half Time
ENGLAND 11-10 SOUTH AFRICA

40'
The conversion sails wide and that's half time! England have been under the cosh for most of the half but have managed to snatch the lead just before the interval. The second half should be a cracker, we'll be back in 10.

39'
Try
TRY, ENGLAND, EARLE! 11-10. England score a great try against the run of play. The line-out holds true, Tompkins makes a brilliant run to be stopped just short. The ball is recycled wide to left wing Nathan Earle, who has an easy run in.

37'
Pollard is very, very lucky not to be sent to the sin bin after taking Henry Taylor out in the air. The English scrum-half stays down to get some treatment and England kick for touch from the penalty.

35'
Penalty
PENALTY, ENGLAND, MORRIS! 6-10. What a strike from the full-back, who hits the target from inside his own half!

34'
Another line-out steal by the Baby Boks! They send it wide, trouble here for England with SA pushing for the line! Knock-on...and England break on the counter! Packman has acres of space and is up against a prop but choices to kick...why? Sergeal Petersen and Warrick Grant track back to clean up as Packman goes down like a soccer player after the slightest of bumps.

32'
South Africa's line-out is so much more secure than England it could well prove the difference between the sides. Some territorial kicking from both sides ends in a line-out just 10m short of England's line.

30'
Textbook line-out and clearance from South Africa. England will throw in on their 10m line.

29'
The Baby Boks get some of their own medicine when Earle launches a kick behind their backs. The ball rolls out inside South Africa's 22.

27'
Once again Pollard spots England's backs lying flat on defence and he launches a cross-field kick which rolls into touch inside England's 22.

25'
Pollard drops into the pocket and tries to land a snap-shot but his effort is just past the uprights!

23'
Pollard tries to win territory with a kick upfield but Earle gathers inside his 22. He then puts the ball into touch on the halfway line.

21'
Conversion
CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 3-10. Pollard makes no mistake from the kicking tee to extend the Baby Boks' lead!

20'
Try
TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, J KRIEL! 3-8. Pollard spots England's defence lying flat and delivers a chip kick which bounces kindly for Jesse Kriel, who gets in for the game's opening try!

18'
Penalty
PENALTY, ENGLAND, BURNS1 3-3. Burns draws England level after Thomas du Toit plays the ball on the ground.

15'
Penalty
PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 0-3. Pollard gets the game's opening points, from the kicking tee, after Billy Burns is penalised for offside play.

12'
Maro Itoje is pinged when he plays Pollard in the air! Pollard tries to put his side on the front-foot by kicking the resulting penalty into touch but the ball's not out! Nathan Earle gathers and boots the ball upfield.

10'
The Boks try to attack from a scrum inside England's 22 but scrum-half JP smith knocks on when he tries to clear at the base of the set-piece.

7'
England take the ball through the phases, inside South Africa's half, but Tom Woolstencroft is penalised for holding onto the ball on the ground. Pollard kicks for touch and puts the ball out on England's 10-metre line.

4'
England's front row are penalised for illegal scrummaging. Handre Pollard puts the resulting penalty out five metres from his 10-metre line.

1'
Kick Off
Billy Burns gets the game underway! His kick is a wobbly one which Aidon Davis gathers inside his 22. He sets off on a run before setting up a ruck.

0'
England coach Nick Walshe has kept the faith by naming the same starting XV that beat Ireland in their semi-final. Saracens forward Maro Itoje leads the side from lock, where he partners Bath’s Charlie Ewels. They are behind a front row of Ross Moriarty of Gloucester, London Wasps flanker Gus Jones and Harlequins’ James Chisholm. Aaron Morris starts at full-back while Nick Tompkins forms a midfield partnership with Harry Sloan. Billy Burns is at fly-half alongside scrum-half Henry Taylor and Nathan Earle and Howard Packman are on the wings. There's one change on the bench. Prop Biyi Alo come in for Harry Rudkin.

0'
South Africa U20 coach Dawie Theron has made just one change to his side that beat New Zealand in the semi-final. Dan Kriel comes onto the right wing at the expense of Lloyd Greeff.

0'
Welcome
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the final of the the Junior World Championship between defending champions England 2012 winners South Africa, from Eden Park in Auckland. Don't go away! We'll return shortly with team news.


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