venue: Stade Struxiano, Toulouse
22nd November 2012
Full Match Report
FRANCE U18 v AIS U18
A vocal Stade Struxiano crowd of 1,500 spectators were treated to another stirring clash between the tourists and the cream of France’s elite juniors. The Australians, who had been beaten by France U19 three days earlier, led 6-4 at the break and were lucky to hang on as France squandered three gilt-edged opportunities in the first period.
AIS kept their noses in front, leading 12-10 and then 16-12 while their well organised defence kept the home team at bay.
Julien Agullo, Loic Banquet, Florian Bousquet, Charles Bouzinac, Clement Boyer, Djamel Remok, Sylvain Gaillard, Arthur Gonzalez-Trique, Benjamin Jullien, Karim Madani, Paul Marcon, Quentin Maury, Alexis Meresta-Doucet. Subs : Charles Nies, Ugo Perez, Loic Taurin, Allen Torreilles
Andrew Heffernan, Luke Conaghty, Scott Williams, Antony Colman, Lachlan Crater, Nici O’Hara, Nathan Wilson, Michael Barclay, Peter Nay, Tremayne Sanbrook, Jo Stimson, Tyson Cleal, Casey Burgess. Subs: Kial Hulls, Perry Ioane, Jack Kavanagh, Jo Gardiner