2013 IRB Junior World Championship

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2013 IRB Junior World Championship
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Tournament details
Host nation  France
Date 5 June – 23 June 2013
No. of nations 12
Final positions
Champions  England
Runner-up  Wales
Third place  South Africa
Tournament statistics
Matches played 30
2012 South Africa
2014 New Zealand

The 2013 IRB Junior World Championship was the sixth annual international rugby union competition for Under 20 national teams. The event was organised in France by rugby's governing body, the IRB. A total of twelve nations played in the tournament. South Africa went in to the tournament as defending champions, after winning the tournament for the first time in 2012. England were crowned the 2013 champions for the first time after defeating Wales 23 - 15 in the final on the 23 June at Stade de la Rabine in Vannes.

After finishing last at the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship, Italy were relegated to the IRB Junior World Trophy and therefore didn't participate in this year's event. After finishing first at the 2012 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy, the United States were promoted to this competition for 2013.[1] Their stay in the IRB Junior World Championship was short lived however as they lost in the 11th place final to Fiji 46 - 12 and were relegated to the IRB Junior World Trophy being replaced for the 2014 competition by its winners Italy.

Venues[edit]

The championship was held in La Roche-sur-Yon, Vannes and Nantes in France. In an effort to improve TV broadcasting for all matches, only three venues were used.[2]

For the first time since the competitions inception, the final was contested by two northern hemisphere teams. Also for the first time New Zealand did not participate in the final.

Pool City Venue Capacity
Pool A La Roche-sur-Yon Stade Henri Desgranges 10,000
Pool B Vannes Stade de la Rabine 9,500
Pool C Nantes Stade Pascal Laporte

Teams[edit]

The following teams participated in the 2013 IRB Junior World Championship:[3]

Pool Team No. of Tournaments Position 2012 Position 2013
A  England 5 7th 1st Champions
A  France 5 6th 5th
A  South Africa 5 1st 3rd Bronze Medal Winner
A  United States 2 DNP1 12th Promoted from 2012 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy
Relegated to 2014 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy
B  Australia 5 8th 7th
B  Fiji 5 11th 11th
B  Ireland 5 5th 8th
B  New Zealand 5 2nd 4th
C  Argentina 5 4th 6th
C  Samoa 4 10th 9th
C  Scotland 5 9th 10th
C  Wales 5 3rd 2nd Runners-ups

1  United States were promoted from the 2012 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy.

Pool stage[edit]

The following playing schedule was released in November 2012:[4]

Key to colours in group tables
Teams advances to Finals
Teams in the 5–8th place play-offs
Teams in the 9–12th place play-offs

All times are in Central European Summer Time (UTC+2).

Pool A[edit]

Venue: Stade Henri Desgranges, La Roche-sur-Yon

Team Pld W D L TF PF PA PD BP Pts
 South Africa 3 3 0 0 22 154 43 +111 1 13
 England 3 2 0 1 23 163 37 +126 2 10
 France 3 1 0 2 9 70 59 +11 2 6
 United States 3 0 0 3 0 3 251 –248 0 0





Pool B[edit]

Venue: Stade de la Rabine, Vannes

Team Pld W D L TF PF PA PD BP Pts
 New Zealand 3 3 0 0 14 104 42 +62 2 14
 Ireland 3 2 0 1 12 96 49 +47 2 10
 Australia 3 1 0 2 10 71 45 +36 2 7
 Fiji 3 0 0 3 2 21 151 -130 0 0





Pool C[edit]

Venue: Stade Pascal Laporte, Nantes

Team Pld W D L TF PF PA PD BP Pts
 Wales 3 3 0 0 9 93 44 +49 1 13
 Argentina 3 2 0 1 9 92 53 +39 2 10
 Scotland 3 1 0 2 9 70 103 –33 2 6
 Samoa 3 0 0 3 6 52 106 –54 2 2





Standings after the Pool Stage[edit]

Overall Standings
Pos Team Pld W D L TF PF PA PD BP Pts
1  New Zealand 3 3 0 0 14 104 42 +62 2 14
2  South Africa 3 3 0 0 22 154 43 +111 1 13
3  Wales 3 3 0 0 9 93 44 +49 1 13
4  England 3 2 0 1 23 163 37 +126 2 10
5  Ireland 3 2 0 1 12 96 49 +47 2 10
6  Argentina 3 2 0 1 9 92 53 +39 2 10
7  Australia 3 1 0 2 10 71 45 +36 2 7
8  France 3 1 0 2 9 70 59 +11 2 6
9  Scotland 3 1 0 2 9 70 103 -33 2 6
10  Samoa 3 0 0 3 6 52 106 -54 2 2
11  Fiji 3 0 0 3 2 21 151 -130 0 0
12  United States 3 0 0 3 0 3 251 -248 0 0


Knockout stage[edit]

9–12th place play-offs[edit]

Semifinals 9th place
  Samoa  19  
  Fiji  18  
 
      Samoa  33
    Scotland  24
11th place
  Scotland  39   Fiji  46
  United States  3     United States  12

Semifinals[edit]


11th place game[edit]

9th place game[edit]

5–8th place play-offs[edit]

Semifinals 5th place
  Argentina  22  
  Australia  15  
 
      Argentina  34
    France  37
7th place
  Ireland  8   Australia  28
  France  9     Ireland  17

Semifinals[edit]


7th place game[edit]

5th place game[edit]

Finals[edit]

Semifinals Final
  South Africa  17  
  Wales  18  
 
      Wales  15
    England  23
3rd place
  New Zealand  21   South Africa  41
  England  33     New Zealand  34

Semifinals[edit]


Third place game[edit]

Final[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IRB Junior World Championship : Rules". International Rugby Board. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "IRB Junior World Championship : Hosts". International Rugby Board. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "IRB Junior World Championship : Teams". International Rugby Board. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "IRB Junior World Championship : Fixtures and Results". International Rugby Board. Retrieved 26 May 2013.