Owen narrowly misses out on Under-20s world title glory

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Occold’s Will Owen narrowly missed out on World Rugby U20 Championship glory after title holders England suffered a 21-16 final defeat to New Zeland.

Despite a strong start and an early score by centre Max Clark at the Cremona Stadium, England found themselves 11-10 down at half-time as missed penalties proved costly and New Zealand gained momentum.

England came out fighting after the interval but failed to regain control as the opposition held firm in the final stages to clinch the crown.

n Meanwhile, Diss Cricket Club (238-6) continued their good recent run of from with a four wicket success over Sprowston (237-5) to move up to third place in the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division.

The result saw them move above fourth-place rivals Old Buckenham (231-6) who claimed 13 points in a general draw with table-topping Fakenham (255-9).