The Under 20 XV men’s team, led by Juan Carlos Pérez and Ricardo Martinena, wrapped up a triangular game in Uruguay with a comprehensive win, a vital touchstone for the World Rugby U20 Trophy to be played in Kenya this summer . The ‘little lions’, playing more with one man for a good part of the match due to Uruguay’s expulsion, went wide and probably missed too many penalty shots, but they pulled off a remarkable victory that followed the previous one. Is 9-21 against Canada.
The match began with an exchange of penalty blows, with Marcel Cervante opening the scoring on 10 and Juan Carlos Canessa replying three minutes later. The first came in the 22nd minute, after good action in the Uruguayan three-quarter by local Alfonso Chahnazaroff. But a few minutes later another local centre, Guillermo Storares, was sent off for charging Álvaro Vilchez in an aerial ball brawl and then Yago Fernández, through a pass from Cristian Romero, gave Spain a good continuation from one touch. Will test for , Despite the inferiority complex, Uruguay came out ahead at half-time. At fly half, Acero Amarillo played brilliantly and scored a penalty shot to make it 11-10 on the brink of rest.
Just a minute after the restart, Spain scored another try from Gabriel Rocaris’s work. A few minutes later Marcel Cervante would extend the advantage, first with a penalty shot and then taking advantage of a tight ball poorly defended by Uruguay, which ended in the third Spanish test. In the closing stages of the match they would close out the scoring on final tries of 11-35 from Guillermo Boland and Noah Canepa.
Spain’s last match before the World Rugby U20 Trophy will be against Scotland next June.