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>Does anybody know what happened in the pre Sanyo thing? i.e. France U-21 vs.
U-21 International: England sign off in impressive style
By Rob Wildman
England U-21 42 France U-21 27
REMEMBER Andy Long? The Bath *** made his senior debut last November
against Australia aged 20, but since those fierce 40 minutes he has spent the
rest of the international calendar among the under-21 squad.
"Yes, a roller-coaster season, but Clive Woodward keeps assuring me I'm not
forgotten," Long said after this victory by six tries to four at Twickenham.
While a number of under-21 players are on this summer's full England tour,
Long, who has Mark Regan as a rival at Bath, is likely to captain the age
group in July's six-nation tournament in Cape Town.
One man too old for the Cape Town trip is flanker James***le, whose
forthright running earned him a try that helped clinch this second victory of
the season over France.
Cockle's try in the 63rd minute, followed by one from Kevin Sorrell, the
Saracens centre, and restored the commanding advantage of half-time when
England led 25-12 having scored five tries, including two from Wasps wing Paul
Two French tries and a penalty goal gave them a 27-25 lead. England regrouped
to score those two tries and a late penalty goal from Tony Yapp, the Bedford
outside-half, to complete a season of five wins and one defeat.
ENGLAND U-21: J Fabien (Exeter); P Sampson (Wasps), M Oliver (Orrell), J
Pritchard (Bath), B Cohen (Northampton); T Yapp (Bedford), M Wood (Wasps); V
Hartland (Coventry), A Long (Bath, capt); E Webb (Leicester), J Beardshaw
(Wasps), J Winterbottom (Wasps), J***le (Moseley), S Mills (Sale), A Beattie
Subs: T Collier (Harlequins) for J Beardshaw 34; K Sorrell (Saracens) for
Pritchard 40; T Roques (Saracens) for Mills 63; J Bramhall (Northampton) for
Wood 70; T Robinson (Bristol) for Long 70.
Tries: Sampson 2, Mills, Yapp,***le, Sorrell. Conversion: Fabien, Yapp 2.
Penalty goals: Fabien, Yapp.
FRANCE U-21: J Laharrague (Bziers); P Bidabe, S Bonetti (Biarritz), C Morel
(Bourgoin), P Bosque (Auch); J-B Elissalde (Rochelais), P Mignoni (Bziers,
capt); P Astruc (Castres), R Vigneaux (Castres), J-F Pedesseau (Bziers), M Le
Fevre, N Spanghero (Toulouse), C Mallet (Toulon), D Chouchan (Nmes), G
Subs: D Gerard (Bgles) for Taussac 40; V Frescaline (Racing) for Astruc 40; S
Fauque (Toulouse) for Morel 56; M Benbouhout (Agen) for Pedesseau 65; J Benel
(Stade Francais) for Chouchan 66-67; J-P Viard (Bziers) for Laharrague 67.
Tries: Laharrague, Bosque, Mignoni, Mallet. Conversions: Elissalde 2. Penalty
Referee: P Adams (Wales).
All the best
6. U-21 Results
12. Pre Season Comp