Six Nations joy

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Former Diss Rugby Club star Will Owen helped England Under-20s to reclaim their Six Nations crown.

The 19-year-old, who is from Eye, was part of the squad who sealed the title with a two-try 24-11 victory against France at Brighton’s Amex Stadium.

In front of more than 12,600 fans Joe Marchant and George Perkins scored the decisive tries while Rory Jennings added 14 crucial points with the boot.

“I’m extremely proud of all of the players and the management,” said head coach Jon Callard

“It was a challenging game – France were extremely well drilled – but the players fronted up in the second half and ultimately deserved that win.

“We didn’t get going in the first 40 but we kept in the game and kicked on well. It’s great to win and to lift the trophy and it’s just reward for their efforts.

“We’re half way through our season with the Junior World Cup coming up in June, and we’re looking forward to heading out to Italy to defend the trophy.”