You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Aussie U-20s win thriller over Junior ABs

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 7/05/2016

But soon after, the Kiwis came to life and with three tries in 12 minutes - including a 90m intercept try from Jonah Lowe - to be up 24-22 with only nine minutes remaining. © Getty Images But soon after, the Kiwis came to life and with three tries in 12 minutes - including a 90m intercept try from Jonah Lowe - to be up 24-22 with only nine minutes remaining. Mack Mason booted a penalty goal after the full-time siren to lift Australia's under-20 rugby union side to a 25-24 win over New Zealand on the Gold Coast on Saturday.

The Queensland five-eighth had a busy game and coolly slotted the kick to level the two-match series 1-1 after the Junior All Blacks won 30-10 on Tuesday.

Australia were well in control when winger Joey Fittock scored a try in the 51st minute to extend their lead to 22-3.

But soon after, the Kiwis came to life and with three tries in 12 minutes - including a 90m intercept try from Jonah Lowe - to be up 24-22 with only nine minutes remaining.

Australia patiently pressed the Kiwis' tryline, getting to within a metre before being awarded a penalty about 15 metres in from the sideline on the right-hand side of the field that Mason made no mistake with.

Winger Simon Kennewell and second-rower Izack Rodda scored Australia's other tries in the first half.

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon