U20 COUNTY RUGBY All to play for in final pool matches

Gloucestershire under 20 full back Jack Skelton lands stoppage time winner. Picture courtesy & copyright Dave Fox Gloucestershire can still qualify for the 2014 RFU Under 20 County Championship quarter finals following a 16-15 pool four win over Hertfordshire at Cinderford RFC.

Weston-super-Mare full back Jack Skelton landed a stoppage time penalty in driving rain to clinch victory (pictured).

Skelton converted fly half Ollie Locke’s 11th minute try before his 20th minute penalty put the home side ahead 10-0.

Herts rallied to draw level at half time before Skelton edged Gloucestershire 13-10 up in the second half.

Kent – who beat Gloucestershire 20-16 – remain unbeaten ahead of the final round of matches on Sunday March 16 when they visit second placed Herts.

Mike Panoho's Gloucestershire under 20s will be seeking maximum pool points - five - when they host Berkshire back at Cinderford.

At the end of the day it could all come down to points difference on the field of play. 

Gloucestershire Under 20 XV Jack Skelton (Weston-super-Mare RFC) Rob Skipsey (Cinderford RFC) Sam Hanks (Cinderford RFC) Daniel Spencer-Tonks (Old Centralians RFC) Ed Sheldon (Thornbury RFC) Ollie Locke (Old Centralians RFC), Sam Watkins (Cinderford RFC) Kieran Harris (Old Redcliffians RFC) Finlay Sinclair (Cinderford RFC) Lyon Kent (Gordon League RFC) Lance Randall (Cinderford RFC, capt) Angus Hodges (University of Gloucestershire RFC) Ben Charlton-Hibbert (Filton College Rugby) Max Woodward (Old Redcliffians RFC) Jake Holcombe (Dings Crusaders RFC)

Replacements Dean Brooker (St Mary’s University RFC) Ryan Roach (Cleve RFC) Chance Ridler (Cinderford RFC) Sam Morse (Cinderford RFC) Ben Large (Drybrook RFC) Ryan Woodhouse (Matson RFC) Ollie Whiting (Cinderford RFC)

• Cornwall booked their under 20 county championship quarter final place at Penryn RFC following a 18-15 pool three win over Devon who host Dorset & Wilts at Topsham RFC on March 16 (1400).

Cornwall won 37-35 away to Dorset & Wilts on February 2.

• Unbeaten Yorkshire and Northumberland top pool one with two wins apiece before they meet on March 16 while Eastern Counties and East Midlands occupy the same positions ahead of their pool two decider.

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