Ireland’s next opponents Scotland dismantled by New Zealand
Nine tries for the All-Blacks in World Rugby Under-20 Championship
Mitchell Karpik of New Zealand is challenged by Alec Coombes and Ben Vellacott of Scotland during their World Rugby U20 Championship 2015. Photo: Marco Luzzani/Getty Images
Scotland come into their second Pool C game of the World Rugby Under-20 championships against Ireland looking to shake of a 58-point beating endured in their opener on Tuesday night.
The heavy beating at the hands of New Zealand puts Scotland rock bottom of the early pool standings, with Ireland second after their last gasp two point win over Argentina, ahead of Saturday’s game between the two.
Scotland started brightly, frustrating the young New Zealanders with a well worked line-out that led to a Lewis Carmichael try, putting them 8-3 ahead.
Taking advantage of their extra man after New Zealand were reduced to 14 when lock Joshua Goodhue was sin-binned.
Rory Hutchinson’s conversion made that 10-3, but the excitement was short-lived as Scotland failed to score for the remainder of the game.
Their lead lasted just three minutes when New Zealand fullback George Bridge flew over for what was the first of nine tries.
Outhalf Mitchell Hunt was the standout performer with 26 points, much of which along the way to their 27-10 interval lead.
New Zealand’s next match is against Argentina this weekend, while Ireland have the pleasure of entertaining them on Thursday week.