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IRB U20 JWC

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Continuity for Aussie juniors

Adrian Thompson will return for his third year of coaching the Australian Under-20 side in 2015.

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Baby Boks get young Azzurri first-up

Hosts Italy take on South Africa and current champions England play Japan on the first day of next year's Under-20 world championship, on June 2.

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Baby Blacks get senior coaches

Three former All Blacks and current NPC coaches will lead the 2015 New Zealand Under-20 IRB Junior World Championship campaign.

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Juniors to get own Championship?

Jan de Koning reports on the prospects of a four-nations Rugby Championship style tournament for juniors.

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Nine Baby Boks back for more?

In Part Four of his interview with SA U20 coach Dawie Theron, Jan de Koning finds out how many of the class of 2014 will be back for more.

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When titans go head-to-head

There simply is no greater contest in Rugby Union than when South African and New Zealand go head-to-head.

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It is a numbers game for young JD

John Dave Schickerling may only be 19, but he is already a giant of the game. Jan de Koning spoke to the Baby Bok lock.

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Pollard earmarked for greatness

Jan de Koning chatted to South Africa Under-20 coach Dawie Theron about the call-up of Baby Bok captain Handré Pollard to the senior Springbok team.

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Pollard gets MVP award

South Africa Under-20 captain Handré Pollard won a consolation prize for his team when he was named the IRB Junior Player of the Year.

JWC: Consolation prize for Kiwis

Hosts New Zealand earned a consolation prize, the bronze medal, at the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship in Auckland on Friday.

England win Auckland thriller

England Under-20 retained their title as the IRB's Junior World Champions when they edged their South African counterparts 21-20 in Auckland on Friday.

O'Keeffee to ref JWC Final

Ben O'Keeffe of New Zealand will referee the Final of the 2014 Junior World Championship between England and South Africa at Auckland's Eden Park on Friday.

JWC: NZ looking for home pride

The Junior World Championship culminates on Friday with every team in action, each of them vying to outdo their opponants for a better final placing.

Preview: JWC Final

The Junior World Championship comes to a close with a mouth-watering Final between arguably the two best teams in the tournament.

Pollard's Bokkies won't stop believing

Junior Springbok captain Handre Pollard believes that the fighting spirit his side have shown throughout the JWC will be crucial in the Final.
 

Graduating to the big time

With the Junior Player of the Year nominees announced this week we take a look at the six previous winners and what they have gone on to achieve.

Junior giants ready to battle

The Baby Boks will be up against the tournament's other big boys as they prepare for a forward dominated Final in the Junior World Championship.

Pollard cracks JWC shortlist

A shortlist of four nominees for the Junior Player of the Year has been named with New Zealand, South Africa, England and Ireland all being represented.

Fixtures Time
Results Score
Team P W D L Pts
England U20 3 3 0 0 14
Australia U20 3 2 0 1 10
Italy U20 3 1 0 2 4
Argentina U20 3 0 0 3 2
Ireland U20 3 2 0 1 11
Wales U20 3 2 0 1 9
France U20 3 2 0 1 9
Fiji U20 3 0 0 3 0
South Africa U20 3 3 0 0 14
New Zealand U20 3 2 0 1 10
Samoa U20 3 1 0 2 4
Scotland U20 3 0 0 3 0