2015 World Rugby Under 20 Championship

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2015 World Rugby Under 20 Championship
Tournament details
Host nation  Italy
Date 2–20 June 2015
No. of nations 12
2014 New Zealand
2016

The 2015 World Rugby Under 20 Championship will be the eighth annual international rugby union competition for Under 20 national teams. The event will be organised for the second time in Italy by rugby's governing body, World Rugby.[1] A total of 12 nations will play in the tournament, that will be held in Parma, Viadana, Calvisano and Cremona, host city of the final match. England go into the tournament as defending champions for the past two years after they successfully defended their title in the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship (as the tournament was known until 2014).

Venues[edit]

The championship will be held across four locations. Parma, Viadana and Calvisano will all host pool matches, with the latter two hosting semi-finals for each bracket (teams 1-4, 5-8 and 9-12). Cremona will host the final, and two of the remaining positional play-offs with Calvisano hosting the others.

Location Venue Capacity
Cremona Stadio Giovanni Zini 20,641
Viadana Stadio Luigi Zaffanella 6,000
Calvisano Stadio San Michele 4,000
Parma Stadio XXV Aprile 3,500

Teams[edit]

The following teams will participate in the 2015 World Rugby U20 Championship:

Pool Team No. of Tournaments Position 2014 Position 2015
A  England 8 1st
A  France 8 6th
A  Japan 3 DNP Promoted from 2014 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy
A  Wales 8 7th
B  Australia 8 5th
B  Italy 6 11th
B  South Africa 8 2nd
B  Samoa 6 8th
C  Argentina 8 9th
C  Ireland 8 4th
C  New Zealand 8 3rd
C  Scotland 8 10th

Pool stage[edit]

The playing schedule and pools were announced on 25 November 2014.[2]

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)

The points awarded in the Pool Stage are as follows:

  • 4 points for a win
  • 2 points for a draw
  • 1 bonus scoring point for scoring 4 or more tries
  • 1 bonus losing point for losing by 7 or less points
  • 0 points for a loss above 7 points

If at completion of the Pool Stage two or more teams are level on points the following tiebreakers are applied:

  1. The winner of the Match in which the two tied Teams have played each other;
  2. The Team which has the best difference between points scored for and points scored against in all its Pool Matches;
  3. The Team which has the best difference between tries scored for and tries scored against in all its Pool Matches;
  4. The Team which has scored most points in all its Pool Matches;
  5. The Team which has scored most tries in all its Pool Matches; and
  6. If none of the above produce a result, then it will be resolved with a toss of a coin.

Pld = matches played, W = matches won, D = draws, L = losses, PF = match points for, PA = match points against, PD = Points difference between match points for and match points against, TF = tries for, TA = tries against, BP = bonus points, Pts = pool points

Pool A[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD TF TA BP Pts
 England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 France 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Wales 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pool B[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD TF TA BP Pts
 Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 South Africa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Samoa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pool C[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD TF TA BP Pts
 Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Scotland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standings after Pool Stage[edit]

Overall Standings
Pool Pos Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD TF TA BP Pts
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


Knockout stage[edit]

9–12th place play-offs[edit]

Semifinals 9th place
 Seed 10    
 Seed 11    
 
     Winner SF1  
   Winner SF2  
11th place
 Seed 9    Loser SF1  
 Seed 12      Loser SF2  

Semifinals[edit]

11th place game[edit]

9th place game[edit]

5–8th place play-offs[edit]

Semifinals 5th place
 Seed 6    
 Seed 7    
 
     Winner SF1  
   Winner SF2  
7th place
 Seed 5    Loser SF1  
 Seed 8      Loser SF2  

Semifinals[edit]

7th place game[edit]

5th place game[edit]

Finals[edit]

Semifinals Final
 Seed 2    
 Seed 3    
 
     Winner SF1  
   Winner SF2  
3rd place
 Seed 1    Loser SF1  
 Seed 4      Loser SF2  

Semifinals[edit]

3rd place game[edit]

Final[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]