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June 18, 2017

Highest ever finish for Scotland U20

Posted by Editor on June 18, 2017 08:11 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Robbie Nairn went over for a try
Scotland edged out Australia to claim a highest ever fifth-place finish at the World Rugby U20 Championship.

Charlie Shiel touched down for the second time to snatch a 24-17 victory with the last play.

Glasgow Warriors-bound centre Robbie Nairn scored the Scots' other try.

After losing to eventual champions New Zealand, Scotland had beaten Ireland, Italy and Wales to reach the fifth-place play-off.

The victory in Georgia was the second by a Scottish rugby team over its Australian counterparts this weekend, with Gregor Townsend's senior side beating the Wallabies on Saturday.

U20s head coach John Dalziel, assisted at the championship by former Edinburgh flanker Roddy Grant, will now take charge of Scotland Sevens.