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

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 10 New Zealand 68

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.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
GO BACK
Error Image
The account details entered are not currently associated with an Irish Times subscription. Please subscribe to sign in to comment.
Comment Sign In

Forgot password?
The Irish Times Logo
Thank you
You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.
The Irish Times Logo
Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.
Screen Name Selection

Hello

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
Forgot Password
Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In

Your Comments
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.