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.
Hosts New Zealand earned a consolation prize, the bronze medal, at the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship in Auckland on Friday.
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.
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.
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.
The Junior World Championship comes to a close with a mouth-watering Final between arguably the two best teams in the tournament.
Junior Springbok captain Handre Pollard believes that the fighting spirit his side have shown throughout the JWC will be crucial in the Final.
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.
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.
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.
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