3 Jun 2015

Baby Blacks open with win

9:22 am on 3 June 2015

The New Zealand under-20 rugby team went on a nine-try romp as they beat Scotland in their opening game at the World Championship in Italy.

The New Zealand Under 20's wing Tevita Li in action.

The New Zealand Under 20's wing Tevita Li in action. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Scotland scored the first try of the game, before folding under relentless pressure as the New Zealanders went on to win 68-10.

The Auckland first five Mitchell Hunt scored 28 points, including a try.

In other key results today, champions England beat Japan 59-7, last year's beaten finalists South Africa beat Italy 33-5, Australia beat Samoa 34-22 and in the other clash in New Zealand's pool, Ireland beat Argentina 18-16.

New Zealand has not won the under-20 title since 2011.

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