2012 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy

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2012 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy
IRB JWRT USA 2012.gif
Tournament details
Host nation  USA
Dates June 18 – June 30
No. of nations 8
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Top scorer(s) United States Madison Hughes (72)
Most tries Tonga Hosea Saumaki (7)
2011
2013

The 2012 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy was the fifth annual international rugby union competition for Under 20 national teams, second-tier world championship. The winner of the competition, the United States, is promoted to the IRB Junior World Championship for the 2013 tournament.

The event was held in the USA from 18 June until 30 June by rugby's governing body, the International Rugby Board. All matches took place at the Murray Rugby Park Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah.[1] Attendance was strong for the tournament, with all four match days resulting in packed crowds filling Murray Rugby Park Stadium.[2] All matches in the tournament were streamed live by Deseret News and KSL, with more than 70,000 users logging on to view the official stream.[3] The 2012 JWRT landed several commercial sponsors, including Gatorade, Gilbert, and World Rugby Shop.

Pool stage[edit]

All times are in Mountain Daylight Time (UTC−6).

Pool A[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD BP Pts
 United States 3 3 0 0 112 49 +63 2 14
 Tonga 3 2 0 1 114 43 +71 2 10
 Chile 3 1 0 2 92 114 −22 1 5
 Russia 3 0 0 3 39 151 −112 0 0
18 June 2012
14:00
Chile  53 – 19  Russia

18 June 2012
18:00
United States  22 – 11  Tonga
Try: Hughes Try 75'
Falcon Try 79'
Con: Hughes (0/2)
Pen: Hughes (4/4)
Try: Atiola Try 49'
Con: Makaafi (0/1)
Pen: Makaafi (2/5)

22 June 2012
16:00
Tonga  62 – 7  Russia

22 June 2012
18:00
United States  54 – 25  Chile

26 June 2012
16:00
Tonga  41 – 14  Chile

26 June 2012
18:00
United States  36 – 13  Russia

Pool B[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD BP Pts
 Japan 3 3 0 0 113 100 +13 3 15
 Georgia 3 2 0 1 103 60 +43 3 11
 Canada 3 1 0 2 118 114 +4 3 7
 Zimbabwe 3 0 0 3 88 148 −60 3 3
18 June 2012
12:00
Japan  39 – 36  Zimbabwe

18 June 2012
16:00
Georgia  31 – 17  Canada

22 June 2012
12:00
Georgia  43 – 7  Zimbabwe

22 June 2012
14:00
Japan  38 – 35  Canada

26 June 2012
12:00
Canada  66 – 45  Zimbabwe

26 June 2012
14:00
Japan  36 – 29  Georgia

Knockout stage[edit]

7th place game[edit]

5th place game[edit]

30 June 2012
14:00
Chile  43-31  Canada

Third place game[edit]

30 June 2012
16:00
Tonga  31-29  Georgia

Final[edit]

Leading scorers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JWRT pools and match schedule announced". irb.com. 2012-03-10. Retrieved 2012-03-20. 
  2. ^ IRB, JWRT Raises Game's Profile in USA, July 1, 2012, http://www.irb.com/jwrt/news/newsid=2063196.html#jwrt+raises+games+profile+usa
  3. ^ IRB, Global audiences tunes in to JWRT stream June 25, 2012

External links[edit]