World Rugby U20 Trophy 2018. Romania fans are still waiting to witness a home victory in this year’s competition after Paul Altier inspired Hong Kong to only their second ever World Rugby U20 Trophy win.
The fly-half racked up 36 points, including a hat-trick of tries, to secure a meeting with Uruguay on Sunday.
But things did not start so badly for Romania, as Iulian Hartig surged over for the game’s first try after Altier had given Hong Kong an early lead from the kicking tee.
The home side kept their noses in front until the 24th minute when Altier breezed through a gap in the Romanian defence and displayed impressive pace to score in the left corner.
The half-time whistle could not come quick enough for Romania but the break provided little respite as within two minutes of the restart Altier spotted another hole in front of him and applied the boosters for a 32-7 lead.
Hong Kong might have wrapped up the win but their hosts refused to give in and were awarded a penalty try with just over 33 minutes left on the clock. In the final half hour, the sides traded a further six tries as Sam Down and Jake Barlow both crossed the whitewash before Stefan Iancu and Alexandru Craciun touched down either side of an Altier penalty.
In the closing stages, the Hong Kong pack subsequently powered over the line – Gregor Ramage coming up with the ball to send his side sailing through the 50-point barrier – before home centre Cosmin Iliuta rounded off the scoring with a converted try.”
Hong Kong will now face Uruguay in the 5th Place Play-Off, on Sunday 9th September the match will be streamed live on
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World Rugby U20 Trophy 2018 Fixtures and Results
|5th Place Play-Off,||HONG KONG U20||V||URUGUAY U20||KO 15:00|