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“We are two hours in and still have 10 minutes to go!” – Best of social as England and France go the distance

“We are two hours in and still have 10 minutes to go!” – Best of social as England and France go the distance

Social media lapped up the drama in Round 2 of the Under-20 Six Nations Summer Series as England and Wales both claimed nail-biting wins.

England made life difficult for themselves with three second-half cards in their win over France, but a tense encounter was not on the cards to begin with, as England established a healthy early lead.

The second half was a completely different story though, with four cards brandished in the space of seven minutes as England threatened to implode in Verona.

And at one point it seemed as though the game would never end as referrals to the television match official became an increasingly frequent occurrence.

The game was finally put to bed by Jed Walsh’s stunning score as England secured their first win of the tournament.

Tuesday’s second offering was far less nerve-wracking, thanks in no small part to the Junior Bok forwards, with each of them seemingly determined to get on their scoresheet.

Those rooting for Ireland did see the funny side though, and they did in fact mount a very promising second-half fightback.

Then, a day later in Treviso, Wales and Georgia played out another exhilarating contest.

Wales fly-half Dan Edwards was an early injury casualty but prior to his departure finished off a wonderful team move.

Whereas Oli Andrew was the star of the show in Round 1, it was fellow winger Harri Houston who shone on this occasion.

The Ospreys flyer bagged his second try amidst the chaos of the second half, and his performance certainly caught the eye on Twitter.

Despite intense late pressure from Georgia, Wales clung on to claim their second win of the series.

Just as Georgia had done earlier in the day, Italy used their lineout drive to great effect against Scotland, with five of their six scores coming from the pack.

Their win was arguably far less comfortable than the scoreline suggests, but the late try bonus-point does mean they’re level-pegging with Wales ahead of the pair’s meeting on Wednesday.