England youngsters make final
Published 22/06/2011 | 22:22
England's Under-20s have reached the final of the IRB Junior World Championship for the third time in four years after beating France 33-18 in Treviso.
The lead changed hands four times in a tight encounter but England finished strongly and were guided to victory by 18 points from the Leicester fly-half George Ford.
England moved 20-18 ahead just before the hour mark when Saracens full-back Ben Ransom added to first-half tries from Wasps wing Christian Wade and Ford.
Two Ford penalties then put England in control and captain Alex Gray, the Newcastle number eight, wrapped up the victory with a try from his own half in added time.
England will face New Zealand in the final after the defending champions beat Australia 37-7 to record their 19th consecutive victory.
New Zealand's Baby Blacks beat England in the final in 2008 and 2009.