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England beats Australia, South Africa beats New Zealand at junior rugby worlds

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AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Scrumhalf Henry Taylor and winger Nathan Earle scored two tries each as defending champion England beat Australia 38-24 on Friday to take control of Pool A at rugby's Junior World Cup.

Taylor scored in the 12th and 18th minutes and Earle in the 31st and 62nd as England scored five tries to take its second straight bonus-point victory. Winger Andrew Kellaway scored two of Australia's three tries.

South Africa, the 2012 champion, beat New Zealand 33-24 in a pivotal clash in Pool C, scoring a late try through Warrick Gellant for their second bonus point win. Flyhalf Hande Pollard scored a try among 18 points for South Africa while winger Tevita Li scored a hat trick for New Zealand.

Ireland beat Wales 35-21 and France beat Fiji 37-5.

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