South Africa’s new Kolbe-clone JC Mars stuns England U18

South Africa U18 have added extra distress onto England rugby with a 33-19 win over the England U18 aspect in Paarl.

It was schoolboy rugby prodigy JC Mars, a neighborhood product out of Paarl Boys 1st XV, who ignited South Africa U18 from the again with electrifying play.

England opened the scoring by lock Junior Kpoku nevertheless it did not take lengthy for South Africa to hit again, with winger Scott Nel discovering Mars with an audacious behind-the-back flick cross.

The fullback produced a lethal proper foot step harking back to Springboks star Cheslin Kolbe to beat the duvet defence and run round to attain below the posts.

England struck again nearly instantly when centre Nick Lilley hit a spot and went over untouched to revive a 14-5 lead.

One other counter-attack launched by Mars caught England brief down the left aspect and centre Gino Cupido completed off the lengthy vary rating with a weaving run backing up inside.

Mars as soon as once more demonstrated his deadly working recreation after fielding a kick round midway earlier than stepping lock Kpoku along with his left foot this time. The sharp minimize left the lock clutching air whereas Mars raced upfield once more.

On the identical possession, left wing Cheswill Jooste scooped up a free cross and broke away by England’s defence beating six gamers with a scintillating burst of tempo.

His strive gave South Africa the lead for the primary time which they might not reliquish, regardless of England scoring subsequent to shut the hole to 21-19.

Captain and No 8 JJ Theron bagged the primary strive of the second half by a pick-and-go which prolonged the result in 28-19.

A superb piece of talent by proper wing Scott Nel with fifteen minutes remaining put the outcome past doubt.

A break down the left aspect from round midway was completed by Nel after he grubbered by in behind the final man and recieved the right bounce to dive over and rating.

The rating remained 33-19 as South Africa U18 secured the win within the ultimate spherical of the Worldwide sequence after earlier happening to France U18 37-24.


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