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England Counties Under 20s suffer agonising defeat to Georgia

By lauracfell  |  Posted: May 26, 2014

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England Counties Under 20s 22

Georgia Under 20s 23

CINDERFORD players Sam Hanks and Finlay Sinclair suffered an agonising defeat with the England Counties Under 20s against a well-organised Georgia side at Cambridge’s Volac Park last weekend.

England appeared to have snatched victory when replacement scrum-half Rhodri Adamson landed a touchline conversion after wing Jack Rossiter had levelled the scores at 20-20 with a late try.

But there was still time for England to concede a penalty for handling in a ruck which gave Georgia full-back Giorgi Babunashvili the chance to kick the penalty that won an entertaining contest.

The defeat for the Under 20s followed two one point reverses for the England Counties senior side against France Federale and Ireland Club XV earlier in the season.

England had expected a backlash from Georgia after they beat them 36-10 in a midweek match at Shelford.

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