Wales U20 v New Zealand Live: Play resumes after one-hour suspension due to inclement weather

Wales under-20s’ fifth place semi-final against New Zealand at the World Rugby u20s Championship was suspended for an hour during the first half.

With 28 minutes on the clock, referee Christopher Ridley took the players off the field as thunderstorms moved into the area.

Had the game been abandoned, Wales would have gone through to the fifth place play-off final, having scored the games only try and holding a 5-0 lead.

However, after an hour delay, the storm had passed and the teams came back out to continue the match.

Follow all the action here on our LIVE blog.


Wales:  Ioan Davies; Deon Smith, Max Llewellyn, Tiaan Thomas-Wheeler, Ryan Conbeer; Cai Evans, Dafydd Buckland; Kemsley Mathias, Dewi Lake (capt), Ben Warren, Morgan Jones, Jac Price, Lennon Greggains, Tommy Reffell, Jac Morgan.

Subs: Garin Lloyd, Rhys Davies, Nick English, Ed Scragg, Iestyn Rees, Harri Morgan. Rio Dyer, Sam Costelow, Teddy Williams, Tom Devine, Ioan R Davies, Will Griffiths, Tomi Lewis.

New Zealand: Scott Gregor; Lalomilo Lalomilo, Quinn Tupaea, Dallas McLeod, Leicester Faingaanuku; Fergus Burke, Taufa Funaki; Ollie Norris, Kianu Kereru Symes (capt), Tamaiti Williams, Taine Plumtree, Tupou Vaa’i, Kaylum Boshier, Kohan Herbert, Devan Flanders.

Subs: Shilo Klein, George Dyer, Fletcher Newell, Kaliopasi Uluilakepa, Cullen Grace, Samipeni Finau, Jeriah Mua, Simon Parker, Leroy Carter, Rivez Reihana, Billy Proctor, Etene Nanai-Seturo, Cole Forbes.

Referee: Christopher Ridley (England).

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