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South Africa U20

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France U20

Under-20 World Cup | Tbilisi
11:30 (GMT) | 18-06-2017
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Both teams still attacking strongly after the siren sounded. That's the end of the game. SA wins convincingly.
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After the restart the French looks to attack
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Couilloud adds the extras
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After a quick tap penalty Couilloud scores a try
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The French with ball in hand, edging closer. 5m away
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After the restart the French looks to attack
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Libbok fails to add the extras
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After a few phases Augustus goes over for the try
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Boks line-out 10m away. They look to bash it over. Penalty awarded to the Boks and they opt for touch. They look to run it over
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After the restart the French knocks the ball forward and South Africa gets a scrum on their own 22 and looks to run finding space wide
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Libbok fails to add the extras
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Grobbelaar goes over for his 2nd try after some good play by the Boks
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France wins a free-kick and taps it quickly but South Africa gets a penalty andbthe momentum swings their way.
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After the restart the French makes a mistake and SA gets a scrum inside their own half
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Libbok makes sure that one goes over from 35m away
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Free-kick for the Boks. Scrum and the Boks wins a penalty and opts for goal
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Handling error by the Boks and Les Blues gets a scrum on their own 10. Scrum reset a few times
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After the restart the French looks to attack before they kick
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Libbok adds the extras
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An intercept by Brits sees himself run straight through for a try
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The French look to maul before they attack the midfield. The Boks win the ball back and clears with a kick
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After the restart the French looks to attack. They win a penalty and opt for touch
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Libbok makes sure it goes over
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Scrum penalty for the Boks and they opt for touch. They look to attack the midfield and another penalty is awarded and this time they opt for goal
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The French lose the ball forward and SA wins a scrum inside their own half
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After the restart both teams look to attack.
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Libbok adds the extras
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The French gets the 2nd half on the way and the Boks looks to attack. Penalty to the Boks and they opt for touch. After a well timed move Grobbelaar goes over for the try

Half Time

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The French kicks the ball over the line and that's the end of the 1st half
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The French looking to attack finding a few gaps.
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Another penalty and this time they kick it out closer but the Boks manages to win the ball back and they clear with a kick
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From the restart the French looks to attack and wins a penalty and they opt for touch
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Penalty taken right in front by Couilloud. Over she goes.
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The French look to maul before they attack the midfield gaining a few yards
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The French keeps ball in hand and wins a penalty and opts for touch. Finding touch 15m away
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From the restart the French looks to attack.
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The conversion is missed by Jalibert
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The French drives over the try line and Mauvaka dots it down
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The ball changes hands a few times and both teams look to attack. The French wins a penalty and finds touch 15m away
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Another penalty won and they opt for touch again
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The Boks wins a scrum and looks to clear. They win a penalty and opt for touch. Finding touch close to the French 10 as they look to maul
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French scrum inside the opposition's 22 they look to attack the blind.
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Scrum reset close to their own 5 for the Boks. The French turns over the ball and looks to attack wide
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French line-out inside the 22 of the Boks and they look to attack wide but the ball is passed forward
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After the restart the French look to attack.
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Libbok adds the extras
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Boks line-out 5m away and they look to bash it over the line. The ref goes up to check the grounding after the ball goes over the try Van Heerden with hands on the ball
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Boks line-out close to the halfway line and they lose their ball. The French look to attack the midfield but the ball is knocked forward. SA scrum and they look to attack the blind
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The French looking dangerous with ball in hand running from deep inside their own half
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The French look to attack before they kick and get a beautiful touch finder. The Boks look to clear under pressure
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Another penalty and again they opt for touch but this time the French win the ball back and they win a penalty and opt for touch
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Boks penalty and they opt for touch finding it on the French 22 the look to maul
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French penalty and they opt for touch finding it close to the 22. They make a meal out of the line-out and SA gets a scrum
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SA makes an early mistake and the French gets a scrum inside the Boks 22. They look to attack wide but the ball is run into touch. SA line-out inside their own 22 as they look to clear
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The Boks gets the game on the way and right away the French look to attack but they loose the ball forward. SA scrum inside their own half
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The players are doing their final preparation before taking to the field. This match will be all about pride .
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Players to look out for in this fixture for the SA u20's would have to be Curwin Bosch, Damian Willemse and Ernst van Rhyn while the French u20 will expect strong performances by Baptiste Couilloud, Pablo Uberti and Baptise Presenti-Compagnoni if they want to finish in 3rd place
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The two sides played to a 23-all draw in their opening fixture of the round robin phase. The hero of that match, Curwin Bosch misses the third-place fixture due to an ankle injury. Manie Libbok dons the number 10 jumper, while Jeanluc Cilliers starts at fullback.Zain Davids returns and will start in the loose trio with Junior Bok captain Ernst van Rhyn and No 8 Juarno Augustus after serving his suspension. The Junior Springboks head coach Chean Roux is expecting a physical onslaught from France, who finished as the runners-up in the U20 Six Nations competition earlier this season, and said the first quarter would be vital.
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Welcome to Tbilisi for the 3rd place play-off in this years World Junior Rugby Championship between South Africa and France
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START LINE UP
  • 15 Jean-Luc Cilliers
  • 14 Yaw Penxe
  • 13 Stedman Gans
  • 12 Damian Willemse
  • 11 Gianni Lombard
  • 10 Manie Libbok
  • 9 Embrose Papier
  • 8 Juarno Augustus
  • 7 Ernst van Rhyn
  • 6 Zain Davids
  • 5 Ruben van Heerden
  • 4 Salmaan Moerat
  • 3 Carlu Sadie
  • 2 Johan Grobbelaar
  • 1 Gerhard Steenekamp
RESERVES
  • 23 Wandsile Simelane
  • 22 David Brits
  • 21 Francois de Villiers
  • 20 Muller Uys
  • 19 Reinhard Nothnagel
  • 18 Wikus Groenewald
  • 17 Daniel Jooste
  • 16 Kwenzokuhle Blose
START LINE UP
  • 15 Romain Buros
  • 14 Lucas Tauzin
  • 13 Theo Millet
  • 12 Pablo Uberti
  • 11 Faraj Fartass
  • 10 Baptiste Couilloud
  • 9 Arthur Coville
  • 8 Selevasio Tolofua
  • 7 Baptise Presenti-Compagnoni
  • 6 Alexandre Roumat
  • 5 Mickael Capelli
  • 4 Florian Verhaeghe
  • 3 Zakaria El Fakir
  • 2 Peato Mauvaka
  • 1 Georges-Henri Colombe Buros
RESERVES
  • 23 Arthur Joel Retiere
  • 22 Nathan Decron
  • 21 Thomas Darmon
  • 20 Ibrahim Diallo
  • 19 Killian Geraci
  • 18 Thomas Laclayat
  • 17 Florian Dufour
  • 16 Daniel Brennan
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Preview: U20 Championship, Finals

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 10:51

UNDER-20 CHAMPIONSHIP SPOTLIGHT: The two most successful teams in Under-20 Championships history,  New Zealand and England will contest the 2017 Championship final on Sunday, June 18.

Since the start of the tournament in 2008, the two sides have won eight titles between them, five for New Zealand and three for England.

Both teams are unbeaten thus far, which provide a platform for an enthralling final.

Defending champions England won all their pool matches and reached their fifth successive final after a titanic battle with the Junior Springboks in the first semifinal, one only settled when captain Zach Mercer went over for his second try with four minutes to go to secure his side a 24-22 victory.

New Zealand, the five-time champions who have won all of their previous meetings with England in the title decider, survived France's second-half comeback with a 39-26 victory.

England U20 head coach Ian Vass praised his side's achievements and stated that their rough road to the final has prepared the side well for the inform New Zealand team.

"We have had a tougher route to the final than New Zealand however tight games bring the best out of the players and the team, and we have shown how to come out on top," said Vass.

"Throughout the competition we haven’t put too much pressure on winning and it has been learning as a group.

"Each team we play has different strengths and the team we have picked will give us the best opportunity of winning. It would be fantastic achievement for the players to lift the trophy on Sunday and they are all excited to get on the field," he added.

In the third-place play-off, South Africa will take on France. The two sides played to a 23-all draw in their opening fixture of the round robin phase. The hero of that match, Curwin Bosch misses the third-place fixture due to an ankle injury. Manie Libbok dons the number 10 jumper, while  Jeanluc Cilliers starts at fullback.

Zain Davids returns and will start in the loose trio with Junior Bok captain Ernst van Rhyn and No 8 Juarno Augustus after serving his suspension.

The Junior Springboks head coach Chean Roux is expecting a physical onslaught from France, who finished as the runners-up in the U20 Six Nations competition earlier this season, and said the first quarter would be vital.

"I think they are going to try to slow the game down and they will want to come hard at us in the scrums and lineouts," said Roux.

"Knowing the French, the first 20 minutes are going to be crucial as that is where the foundation will be laid. So we have to come out guns blazing and apply pressure on them as quickly as possible,"

Scotland will face Australia for fifth-place before Wales meet Italy in the seventh-place play-off.

Samoa tackle Argentina in the 11th place play-off at Avchala Stadium with the loser relegated to the U20 Trophy in 2018.

FINAL FIXTURES:
(Sunday, June 18 - all games in Tbilisi. Kick-off is local time: GMT plus four hours)

Samoa v Argentina (12.00)
Ireland v Georgia (13.00)
Scotland v Australia (14.30)
South Africa v France (15.30)
Wales v Italy (17.00)
England v New Zealand (18.00)

*Click here for a look at the RESULTS

Confirmed teams:

Samoa v Argentina

Samoa: 15 Alexander Pohla-Muray, 14 Darren Moore, 13 Hunter Paisami, 12 Taniula Tele'a, 11 Losilosivale Filipo, 10 Kerrod Christian Foaese, 9 Pupi Ah See, 8 Sione Tuipolotu, 7 Caleb Faalili, 6 Wyatt-Misitaga Uauta-Setu, 5 Peato Toeafe, 4 Theodore Avei Solipo, 3 Suetena Asomua, 2 Petelo Ikenasio, 1 Setu Enoka.
Replacements: 16 Frank Tupuola, 17 Afioga Ielemia, 18 Noel Sanft, 19 Shammah-Anthony Solomona, 20 Francis Ah Him, 21 Godinet Tinei, 22 Tagaloa Fonoti, 23 Ricky Pauli Ene.

Argentina: 15 Bautista Delguy, 14 Tomás Malanos (captain), 13 Felipe Maria Freyre, 12 Teo Castiglioni, 11 Luciano González, 10 Tomás Albornoz, 9 Matías Sauze, 8 Nicolàs Walker, 7 Agustín Medrano, 6 Bautista Stávile, 5 Lucas Paulos, 4 Christian Nahuel Milan, 3 Alejandro Luna, 2 José Luis González, 1 Santiago Pullela.
Replacements: 16 Leonel Oviedo, 17 Rodrigo Martínez, 18 Jeremias Tarter, 19 Alfonso Tomas Zottola, 20 Santiago Ruiz, 21 Gonzalo García, 22 Juan B Daireaux, 23 Facundo Ferrario.

Ireland v Georgia

Ireland: 15 Alan Tynan, 14 Michael Silvester, 13 Gavin Mullin, 12 David McCarthy, 11 Calvin Nash, 10 Conor Dean, 9 Jack Stafford, 8 Caelan Doris, 7 Paul Boyle (captain), 6 John Foley, 5 Oisin Dowling, 4 Fineen Wycherley, 3 Charlie Connolly, 2 Ronan Kelleher, 1 Jordan Duggan.
Replacements: 16 Adam Moloney, 17 Joey Conway, 18 Greg McGrath, 19 Jack Regan, 20 Gavin Coombes, 21 Jonny Stewart, 22 Ciaran Frawley, 23 Mark Keane.

Georgia: 15 Miriani Modebadze, 14 Saba Svimonishvili, 13 Bezhani Gavashelishvili, 12 Giorgi Kveseladze, 11 Davit Meskhi, 10 Gela Abzhandadze, 9 Gela Aprasidze, 8 Arseni Machaladze, 7 Ilia Spanderashvili (captain), 6 Beka Saghinadze, 5 Koba Jimsheleishvili, 4 Lashia Jaiani, 3 Guram Papidze, 2 Levan Papidze, 1 Guram Gogichashvili.
Replacements: 16 Levan Tchavtchavadze, 17 Ushangi Tcheishvili, 18 Lasha Tabidze, 19 Tornike Jalagonia, 20 Sandro Mamamtavrishvili, 21 Luka Dvalishvili, 22 Giorgi Tsiklauri, 23 Beka Mamukashvili.

Scotland v Australia

Scotland: 15 Blair Kinghorn, 14 Robbie Nairn, 13 Ross McCann, 12 Stafford McDowall, 11 Darcy Graham, 10 Connor Eastgate, 9 Andrew Simmers, 8 Tom Dodd, 7 Matt Fagerson, 6 Luke Crosbie, 5 Callum Hunter-Hill (captain), 4 Alex Craig, 3 Adam Nicol, 2 Fraser Renwick, 1 George Thornton.
Replacements: 16 Robbie Smith, 17 Fergus Bradbury, 18 Daniel Winning, 19 Hamish Bain, 20 Bruce Flockhart, 21 Charlie Shiel, 22 Josh Henderson, 23 Lewis Berg.

Australia: 15 Liam McNamara, 14 Henry Hurchison, 13 Izaia Perese, 12 Sione Tuipulotu, 11 Semisi Tupou, 10 Hamish Stewart, 9 Harrison Goddard, 8 Reece Hewat, 7 Liam Wright, 6 Angus Scott-Young, 5 Harrison Hockings, 4 Ryan McCauley, 3 Shambeckler Vui, 2 Jordan Uelese, 1 Cody Walker.
Replacements: 16 Efi Maafu, 17 Harry Johnson-Holmes, 18 Gavis Luka, 19 Lachlan Swinton, 20 Rob Valentini, 21 Harry Nucifora, 22 Nick Jooste, 23 Dylan Riley.

South Africa v France

South Africa: 15 Jean-Luc Cilliers, 14 Yaw Penxe, 13 Stedman Gans, 12 Damian Willemse, 11 Gianni Lombard, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Embrose Papier, 8 Juarno Augustus, 7 Ernst van Rhyn (captain), 6 Zain Davids, 5 Ruben van Heerden, 4 Salmaan Moerat, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Johan Grobbelaar, 1 Gerhard Steenekamp.  
Replacements: 16 Kwenzo Blose, 17 Daniel Jooste, 18 Wikus Groenewald, 19 Reinhard Nothnagel, 20 Muller Uys, 21 Francois de Villiers, 22 David Brits, 23 Wandisile Simelane.

France: 15 Romain Buros, 14 Lucas Tauzin, 13 Theo Millet, 12 Pablo Uberti, 11 Faraj Fartass, 10 Baptiste Couilloud, 9 Arthur Coville, 8 Selevasio Tolofua, 7 Baptiste Pesenti, 6 Alexandre Roumat, 5 Mickaël Capelli, 4 Florian Verhaeghe (captain), 3 Zakaria El Fakir, 2 Peato Mauvaka, 1 Georges-Henri Colombe.
Replacements: 16 Daniel Brennan, 17 Florian Dufour, 18 Thomas Laclayat, 19 Killian Geraci, 20 Ibrahim Diallo, 21 Thomas Laurent Alex Darmon, 22 Nathan Decron, 23 Arthur Retiere.

Wales v Italy

Wales: 15 Phil Jones, 14 Jared Rosser, 13 Ioan Nicholas, 12 Owen Lane, 11 Ryan Conbeer, 10 Arwel Robson, 9 Reuben Morgan-Williams, 8 James Botham, 7 Will Jones (captain), 6 Shane Lewis-Hughes, 5 Callum Bradbury, 4 Will Griffiths, 3 Kieron Assiratti, 2 Ellis Shipp, 1 Rhys Carre.
Replacements: 16 Owen Hughes, 17 Tom Mably, 18 Steff Thomas, 19 Aled Ward, 20 Syd Blackmore, 21 Dane Blacker, 22 Connor Edwards, 23 Cameron Lewis.

Italy: 15 Massimo Cioffi, 14 Andrea De Masi, 13 Marco Zanon, 12 Dario Schiabel, 11 Giovanni D'Onofrio, 10 Antonio Rizzi, 9 Charly Vincenzo Ernst Trussardi, 8 Giovanni Licata, 7 Michele Lamaro, 6 Jacopo Bianchi, 5 Lorenzo Masselli, 4 Niccolò Cannone, 3 Marco Riccioni (captain), 2 Alberto Rollero, 1 Danilo Fischetti.
Replacements: 16 Massimo Ceciliani, 17 Daniele Rimpelli, 18 Dante Gavrilita, 19 Edoardo Iachizzi, 20 Lodovico Manni, 21 Emilio Fusco, 22 Filippo Di Marco, 23 Andrea Bronzini.

New Zealand v England

New Zealand: 15 Will Jordan, 14 Tima Faingaanuku, 13 Braydon Ennor, 12 Orbyn Leger, 11 Caleb Clarke, 10 Stephen Perofeta, 9 Ereatara Enari, 8 Marino Mikaele-Tuu, 7 Dalton Papali'i, 6 Luke Jacobson (captain), 5 Samuel Slade, 4 Isaia Walker-Leawere, 3 Pouri Rakete-Stones, 2 Asafo Aumua, 1 Ezekiel Lindenmuth.
Replacements: 16 JP Sauni, 17 Harrison Allan, 18 Alex Fidow, 19 Sam Caird, 20 Tom Christie, 21 Kemara Hauiti-Parapara, 22 Tamati Tua, 23 Josh McKay.

England: 15 Tom Parton, 14 Darren Atkins, 13 Will Butler, 12 Jacob Umaga, 11 Gabriel Ibitoye, 10 Max Malins, 9 Harry Randall, 8 Zach Mercer (captain), 7 Ben Earl, 6 Dino Lamb, 5 Jack Nay, 4 Josh Caulfield, 3 Ciaran Knight, 2 Joe Mullis, 1 Ralph Adams-Hale.
Replacements: 16 Henry Walker, 17 Ollie Dawe, 18 Alex Seville, 19 Justin Clegg, 20 Josh Bayliss, 21 Alex Mitchell, 22 James Grayson, 23 Paolo Odogwu.

Source: @WorldRugby

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Second-half blitz hands Junior Boks bronze

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 14:30

WORLD U20 CHAMPIONSHIP: A second half blitz by the Junior Springboks ensured that they left the World U20 Championship with a bronze medal following their 37-15 victory over France in Tbilisi on Sunday.

The Junior Boks overcame a tight first half in which they trailed 7-8, to deliver a strong second-half showing in which they crossed the tryline four times, with hooker Johan Grobbelaar touching down twice, to outplay their opponents.

They backed this up with a solid defensive effort in which they limited France to a consolation try in the dying minutes from a quick tap to take their try tally to two for the match, and to secure the convincing victory. 

"The players showed great character to come out in the second half the way they did in what marked their fifth match in the tournament. We didn't play perfect rugby, but we stuck to our structures and one or two things we worked on before this match gave us momentum.

"All the credit must go to the players, they played very well. This is a special group of players," Junior Springboks coach Chean Roux said.

With the team having putting in the hard yards to prepare for the tournament since March, Roux said the victory was well deserved.

"It is going to sad to get on the plane and say our goodbyes when we return home but the players really deserve this win for all the hard work they put in over the last few months," he added.

France came out firing and applied pressure on the Junior Boks from the outset as they retained possession and put together phases, while they gained yards on attack with their smart offloads. But the Junior Springboks absorbed the pressure well and managed to shut them out on defence.

The Junior Boks struck first with lock Ruben van Heerden scoring a try against the posts in the 15th minute from a pick-and-go, which Manie Libbok converted to hand Roux' team a 7-0 lead.

France hit back with a try by hooker Peato Mauvaka from a rolling maul, and flyhalf Baptiste Couilloud slotted over a penalty goal six minutes before half-time to force their way into an 8-7 lead, which they held onto going into the break.

The Junior Boks reclaimed the lead shortly after the break as hooker Johan Grobbelaar received the ball in space and dashed to the tryline, with Libbok's conversion and a subsequent penalty goal pushing them 17-8 ahead.

They built on this with a stunning intercept try by replacement centre David Brits, which was followed by tries by Grobbelaar and No.8 Juarno Augustus, while another penalty goal by Libbok in between inflated their lead to 37-8. 

France forced their way over the try-line with three minutes left compliments of Couilloud, but this was too little too late and they had to settle for the defeat.

Scorers:

For South Africa U-20:
Tries: van Heerden, Grobbelaar 2, Brits, Augustus
Cons: Libbok 3
Pens: Libbok 2

For France U-20:
Tries: Mauvaka, Couilloud
Con: Couilloud
Pen: Couilloud

South Africa: 15 Jeanluc Cilliers, 14 Yaw Penxe, 13 Stedman Gans, 12 Damian Willemse, 11 Gianni Lombard, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Embrose Papier, 8 Juarno Augustus, 7 Ernst van Rhyn (captain), 6 Zain Davids, 5 Ruben van Heerden, 4 Salmaan Moerat, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Johan Grobbelaar, 1 Gerhard Steenekamp.
Replacements: 16 Kwenzo Blose, 17 Daniel Jooste, 18 Wikus Groenewald, 19 Reinhard Nothnagel, 20 Muller Uys, 21 Francois de Villiers, 22 David Brits, 23 Wandisile Simelane.

France: 15 Romain Buros, 14 Lucas Tauzin, 13 Theo Millet, 12 Pablo Uberti, 11 Faraj Fartass, 10 Baptiste Couilloud, 9 Arthur Coville, 8 Selevasio Tolofua, 7 Baptiste Pesenti, 6 Alexandre Roumat, 5 Mickaël Capelli, 4 Florian Verhaeghe (captain), 3 Zakaria El Fakir, 2 Peato Mauvaka, 1 Georges-Henri Colombe.
Replacements: 16 Daniel Brennan, 17 Florian Dufour, 18 Thomas Laclayat, 19 Killian Geraci, 20 Ibrahim Diallo, 21 Thomas Laurent Alex Darmon, 22 Nathan Decron, 23 Arthur Retiere.

Referee: Tom Foley (England)
Assistant referees: Mike Adamson (Scotland), Shota Tevzadze (Georgia)
TMO: Jon Mason (Wales)

Ruben van Heerden (14min), Johan Grobbelaar (41min), David Brits (52min), Johan Grobbelaar (65min), and Juarno Augustus (72min)
TRIES
Peato Mauvaka (27min) and Baptiste Couilloud (77min)
Manie Libbok (42min) and Manie Libbok (54min)
CONVERSIONS
Baptiste Couilloud (77min) and Baptiste Couilloud (78min)
Manie Libbok (48min) and Manie Libbok (60min)
PENALTIES
Baptiste Couilloud (34min)
 
PENALTY TRIES
 
DROP GOALS
 
 
 
VENUE Tbilisi ( , Georgia )
REFEREE Tom Foley (England)