Despite losing the last match of the day by 8-22 to
Denmark, Italy still lead the Junior series
by 20 VPs from France. The French lost a big match in the
morning, 7-23 against Italy, but recovered with 45 from their
other two matches. Denmark made a big move on the day with
63 VPs from their three matches, while England did even better,
scoring 67. That puts the Danes up to third, just ahead of Norway
and Poland, and England are up to sixth.
Poland and Israel are locked together
at the top of the Schools Championship, already 20 VPs clear
of third-placed Norway. Then come Italy and Germany.
Well-fancied England continue to struggle in mid-table. Poland
scored 60 VPs on the day including a Bye, while Israel racked
up 66. Scotland won the big match at the bottom 22-8 to move
23 VPs clear of Wales, while Ireland provided the
day's big shock, defeating England 17-13.