Hickey blow for Baby Blacks

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 07:40
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New Zealand’s Under-20 side has been dealt a blow with captain Simon Hickey out for the remainder of the Junior World Championship

New Zealand’s Under-20 side has been dealt a blow with captain Simon Hickey out for the remainder of the Junior World Championship.
 
The play-maker has been instrumental for the U20 host nation along side his Blues Super Rugby team-mate, Tevita Li.
 
Hickey came off in the second half of New Zealand’s final pool match against Scotland on Tuesday with an ankle pain. 
 
New Zealand won 54-7, and booked themselves a place in the JWC semifinals.
 
New Zealand U20 Coach Chris Boyd said Hickey had suffered a high ankle sprain that will see him out of play for approximately 4-6 weeks.
 
“We’re obviously feeling for Simon who is disappointed his tournament is done," the coach said
 
"He is an influential player of real calibre, so we are disappointed to be losing his skills and leadership on the field.  
 
"Fortunately, we do have a couple of good options in players who have all had a run, and we know they will be keen to step up to the mark.
 
“Simon will continue to support the campaign and team from off the field so it will be fantastic to keep that support and knowledge in our environment.”
 
Tasman’s 19-year-old David Havili has been called in as a replacement.
 
The former Nelson College student, was part of the national U20 programme through to the selection camp. 
 
He is a utility back who can cover flyhalf, wing and fullback.
There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 26 August 2016
Golden Lions v Boland 15h00 Johannesburg
Pumas v Griquas 17h10 Kimberley
Sat, 27 August 2016
New Zealand v Australia 07h35 Wellington
EP Kings v Western Province 14h00 Port Elizabeth
Sharks v Blue Bulls 16h10 Durban
Argentina v South Africa 17h40 Salta
RESULT SCORE
Sat, 20 August 2016
South Africa v Argentina 30 | 23
Golden Lions v Griquas 24 | 30
Australia v New Zealand 8 | 42
Fri, 19 August 2016
Blue Bulls v EP Kings 49 | 35
Western Province v Free State Cheetahs 25 | 32
Boland v Sharks 20 | 41
Sat, 13 August 2016
Free State Cheetahs v Blue Bulls 43 | 20
Golden Lions v Pumas 68 | 26
Fri, 12 August 2016
Sharks v Griquas 46 | 24
EP Kings v Boland 10 | 28
Sat, 06 August 2016
Boland v Free State Cheetahs 16 | 44
Hurricanes v Lions 20 | 3
Fri, 05 August 2016
Pumas v Sharks 10 | 33
Blue Bulls v Western Province 45 | 26
Sat, 30 July 2016
Lions v Highlanders 42 | 30
UNDER-20 WORLD CUP
MORE LOGS
Pool A
Team P W D L Pts
Ireland U20 3 3 0 0 13
New Zealand U20 3 2 0 1 10
Wales U20 3 1 0 2 7
Georgia U20 3 0 0 3 1
Pool B
Team P W D L Pts
England U20 3 3 0 0 14
Scotland U20 3 2 0 1 9
Australia U20 3 1 0 2 7
Italy U20 3 0 0 3 0
Pool C
Team P W D L Pts
Argentina U20 3 3 0 0 13
South Africa U20 3 2 0 1 11
France U20 3 1 0 2 6
Japan U20 3 0 0 3 0