The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)
Eighth place for Lineen’s side
Scotland ended their World Rugby under-20 campaign by losing to Ireland for a second time in the seventh place playoff match at Viadana on Saturday.
The young Scots’ one win was against Argentina in the third of the pool matches which, together with a bonus point in the first game against Ireland, earned Scotland a place in the top eight for the first time.
“I’m proud of the guys for beating Argentina and getting us into the top eight. But we wanted to finish on a good note,” said Scotland head coach Sean Lineen.
“It was a poor game and we missed chances. But that’s been the story of this tournament.
“In the Argentina game when the passes stuck we created opportunities.
“I feel very sorry for the players. They’re better than that,” suggested Lineen.
New Zealand recaptured the title after a four-year gap with a 21-16 win over defending champions England.