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, 15 December 2017
Ulster v Harlequins 19h45 Kingspan Stadium
Sat, 16 December 2017
Treviso v Scarlets 13h00 Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Montpellier v Glasgow Warriors 13h00 Altrad Stadium
Leinster v Exeter Chiefs 15h15 Aviva Stadium
Racing Metro v Castres 15h15 Stade Yves-du-Manoir
Bath v Toulon 17h30 Recreation Ground
Sun, 17 December 2017
Wasps v La Rochelle 13h00 Ricoh Arena
Clermont Auvergne v Saracens 15h15 Stade Marcel-Michelin
Ospreys v Northampton Saints 15h15 Liberty Stadium
Leicester Tigers v Munster 17h30 Welford Road
Fri, 22 December 2017
Wasps v Gloucester 22h00 Ricoh Arena
Newcastle Falcons v Harlequins 22h00 Kingston Park
Northampton Saints v Exeter Chiefs 22h00 Franklin's Gardens
Leicester Tigers v Saracens 22h00 Welford Road
Worcester Warriors v Leicester Tigers 22h00 Sixways
Sale Sharks v Bath 22h00 AJ Bell Stadium
RESULT SCORE
Mon, 11 December 2017
Saracens v Clermont Auvergne 14 | 46
Sun, 10 December 2017
Exeter Chiefs v Leinster 8 | 18
Harlequins v Ulster 5 | 17
La Rochelle v Wasps 49 | 29
Sat, 09 December 2017
Munster v Leicester Tigers 33 | 10
Castres v Racing Metro 16 | 13
Northampton Saints v Ospreys 32 | 43
Toulon v Bath 24 | 20
Scarlets v Treviso 33 | 28
Fri, 08 December 2017
Glasgow Warriors v Montpellier 22 | 29
Sun, 03 December 2017
Harlequins v Saracens 20 | 19
Sat, 02 December 2017
Cheetahs v Scarlets 28 | 21
Munster v Ospreys 36 | 10
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 32 | 25
Treviso v Leinster 10 | 36
UNDER-20 WORLD CUP
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Pool A
Team P W D L Pts
England U20 3 3 0 0 14
Australia U20 3 2 0 1 10
Wales U20 3 1 0 2 6
Samoa U20 3 1 0 3 1
Pool B
Team P W D L Pts
New Zealand U20 3 3 0 0 15
Scotland U20 3 2 0 1 9
Italy U20 3 1 0 2 6
Ireland U20 3 0 0 3 2
Pool C
Team P W D L Pts
South Africa U20 3 2 1 0 12
France U20 3 2 1 0 11
Argentina U20 3 1 0 2 6
Georgia U20 3 0 0 3 0