venue: Stade de Minimes, Toulouse
18th December 2014
Full Match Report
FRANCE U18 v AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLBOYS
The Australian Schoolboys completed their European tour with a convincing 4-40 victory against France U18 in Toulouse. The bigger and stronger tourists leapt out to a 0-24 halftime lead to put the game beyond doubt.
Centre Latrell Mitchell was the stand-out performer for the Australians in a dominant team performance, scoring four tries, a conversion and setting up Braden Robson's score. Five-eighth Troy Dargan kicked a perfect five from five before being squad rotation relieved him of the kicking duties. The Schoolboys played the majority of the second half with 12 men after Tyrell Fuiamaono was sent off for punching on 55 minutes.
France's sole score, from Artur Romano, one of eight Catalan Dragons academy players in the squad, came after well worked piece of handling across the width of the pitch, but Australia had the last word when their excellent full-back Connor Cox stepped inside the defence to score under the posts.
Etienne Ferret, Fouad Yaha, Arthur Romano, Vincent Albert, Paul Izard, Alrix Da Costa, Lucas Albert, Lambert Belmas, Yoan Veve, Nicolas Pomie, Jordan Dezaria, Aleandre Mickalezyk, Mickael Goudemand. Subs: Anthony Delgado, Saloti Mendy, Quentin Quemener, Franck Maria
Connor Cox, Keenan Yorston, Latrell Mitchell, John Olive, Braden Robson, Troy Dargan, Jack Cogger, Darryn Schonig, Jacob Liddle, Oliver Clark, Luciano Leilua, Ash Nisbet, Ray Stone. Subs: Jayden Brailey, Brock Lamb, Tyrell Fuiamaono, Tom Amone