England stun Wales with the perfect counterattack try


By Rugby Assault

If you’re looking for the best try of the weekend, look no further than Henry Arundell for England Under-20s against Wales Under-20s in Doncaster last night.

The England full-back completed a try that was simply counter-attacking perfection, brimming with pace and skill. After the ball was lost by Wales just ten yards from the English line, winger Cassius Cleaves won it back and drew in two tacklers before netting a sublime back pass to team-mate Ethan Grayson. The inside center kicked into the field and Arundell went like a greyhound out of the traps. The Irish No.15 from London proved to have far too much pace for the pursuing Welsh, and he finished in the corner for his second of the night.

England emerged 43-14 winners to revive their hopes of winning the Six Nations after a disappointing loss to Italy in the last round.


15 Henry Arundell (London Irish, Caps 1), 14 Deago Bailey (Bristol Bears, Caps 5), 13 Jacob Cusick (Leicester Tigers, Caps 0), 12 Ethan Grayson (Northampton Saints, Caps 2), 11 Cassius Cleaves (Harlequins, caps 0), 10 Jamie Benson (Harlequins, 2 caps), 9 Sam Edwards (Leicester Tigers, caps 1); 1 Fin Baxter (Harlequins, Caps 3) – Captain, 2 Finn Theobald-Thomas (Worcester Warriors, Caps 1), 3 Will Hobson (Harlequins, Caps 2), 4 Charlie Rice (Bristol Bears, Caps 2), 5 Alfie Bell ( Wasps, Caps 2), 6 Chandler Cunningham-South (London Irish, Caps 0)7 Toby Knight (Saracens, Caps 2), 8 Emeka Ilione (Leicester Tigers, Caps 3).

Substitutions: 16 Joe Vajner (London Irish, Caps 0), 17 Archie McArthur (Wasps, Caps 0), 18 Mikey Summerfield (London Irish, Caps 2), 19 Lewis Chessum (Leicester Tigers, Caps 0), 20 Kofi Cripps (Wasps , Caps 1), 21 Matty Jones, (Gloucester Rugby, Caps 2), 22 Louie Johnson (Newcastle Falcons, Caps 2), 23 Rekeiti Ma’asi White (Wasps, Caps 0).


15. Iestyn Hopkins (Ospreys); 14. Cameron Winnett (Cardiff), 13. Eddie James (Scarlets), 12. Joe Hawkins (Ospreys), 11. Harri Houston (Ospreys); 10. Jac Lloyd (Bristol), 9. Morgan Lloyd (Dragons); 1. Rhys Barrett (Cardiff Met), 2. Morgan Veness (Ealing Trailfinders), 3. Adam Williams (Dragons), 4. Benji Williams (Ospreys), 5. Joe Peard (Dragons), 6. Tom Cowan (Bath), 7. Alex Mann (Cardiff, captain), 8. Ethan Frackrell (Cardiff).

Subs: 16. Connor Chapman (Dragons), 17. Joe Cowell (Cardiff Met), 18. Nathan Evans (Cardiff), 19. Lewis Jones (Ospreys), 20. Morgan Morse (Ospreys), 21. Archie Hughes (Scarlets) , 22. Dan Edwards (Ospreys), 23. Joe Westwood (Dragons).

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