16th November 2010
Full Match Report
Around 1500 people witnessed France’s U17s register a memorable victory against the Australian Institute of Sport. It was a very attractive game game, energetic, dynamic. Moreover, the young French team showed tremendous desire.
France opened the scoring in the 9th minute, with Australia responding on the 23rd minute, but France extended the lead to 13-4 at the break with a lucky try on the half hour mark, when the ball appeared to bounce into touch before coming back in field. The AIS boys game out with greater intensity and only a series of handling errors prevented them from scoring. A home penalty goal on the hour extended the lead before AIS scored a converted try two minutes later.
A superb French try, involving most of the backline, once more extended the lead and the final AIS try was little more than a consolation.
Alexis Alberola, Patrick Reynier, Andrew Bigat, Damien Cardace, Anthony Deleigne, Valentin Ferret, Paul Ratier, David Guasch, Maxime Da Costa, Thibault Margalet, Hakim Milhoudi, Alexandre Doutres, Martial Romano, William Ousty. Subs: Yanis Remok, Maxime Peault, Mickaël Rouch, Yohan Didonne
Kurt Mann, Charly Runciman, Matt Berwick, Rhyse Martin, Matt Mulcahy, Matt Thorpe, Sam Foster (C), Heath Mcilveen, Glen Day, Steve Coombes, Jack Siejka, Shaquille Blair, Jackson Merritt. Subs: Eddie Brimlow, Alex Mammone, Steve Liki, Jerome Leedy