Fiji U20 rugby side goes down to France

France on attack against Fiji in a match at the U20 Rugby Championship in Argentina this morning. Picture: WORLD RUGBY

THE Vodafone Fiji Under-20 rugby side went down to France 36-20 in Argentina today.

In a competitive first spell, France led 15-13 at the break.

The French outscored the Fijians five tries to two for the win.

U20s Highlights: Defending champions Fédération Française de Rugby beat Fiji on match day one at the #WorldRugbyU20s

Posted by World Rugby on Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Source: World Rugby
France is the defending champion of the tournament while Fiji is making its first appearance since 2014.

In other matches completed, Australia beat Italy 36-12, South Africa thumped Scotland 43-19 while New Zealand thrashed Georgia 43-15.

Fiji’s next match is against hosts Argentina at 4am on Sunday, June 9, 2019.

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