New Zealand U20 dominate Wales 42-10 despite losing three players to sin-bin

New Zealand U20 42-10 Wales U20, Beziers

New Zealand continued to maintain their winning streak as they went on to beat Wales 42-10 in their Super Rugby encounter in Beziers on Sunday.

With two wins from as many games, New Zealand are at top of Pool A while Wales are at third.

An early set up by Bailyn Sullivan saw Billy Proctor going over the line in the third minute for New Zealand and a conversion from Harry Plummer made the score 7-0. Three minutes later, New Zealand lost fullback to Vilimoni Koroi to sin-bin and Wales made full use of the numerical advantage with Taine Basham dotting down and Cai Evans kicked a conversion and a penalty to make it 7-10.

Plummer with his first penalty in the 19th minute helped New Zealand level the scores and soon Sullivan became the try-scorer in the 25th minute and Tom Christie joined the proceedings with a 29th-minute touchdown to take the scoreline to 22-10 by the half-hour mark.

Once again their indiscipline troubled them as Tom Florence was yellow-carded for a dangerous tackle but this time Wales failed to capitalise on the advantage but instead, Plummer with his second penalty took them to a 25-10 lead before the break.

The third quarter saw both teams struggle to score a point but the deadlock ended when Plummer kicked a three-pointer in the 63rd minute and further tries from Tevita Mafileo and Xavier Roe with the second coming following a sin-bin to Wales' Lewis Ellis-Jones to complete a 42-10 victory.