Australia national under-20 rugby union team

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Australia
Australia national under-20 rugby union logo.png
Union Australian Rugby Union
Coach(es) Adrian Thompson
Most caps (-)
Team kit
First international
Australia Australia 81–12 Canada Canada
(6 June 2008)
Largest win
Australia Australia 86–0 Canada Canada
(5 June 2009)
Largest defeat
Australia Australia 17–62 New Zealand New Zealand
(21 June 2010)
World Cup
Appearances 6 (First in 2008)
Best result Runners-up, 2010


The Australia national under-20 rugby union team represents Australia on a national level. They compete at the annual IRB Junior World Championship.

In the 2008 IRB Junior World Championship they beat France 42–21 for 5th place.[1] In 2009 they lost to South Africa 32–5 and settled for 4th place.[2] They were runners-up in 2010 after losing to New Zealand 17–62 in the finals.[3][4]

Results[edit]

2008 Junior World Championship

Match Score Opposition
Pool Match 81–12 Canada Canada
Pool Match 53–17 Fiji Fiji
Pool Match 13–18 England England
Playoff 32–0 Samoa Samoa
5th Place Playoff 42–21 France France

2009 Junior World Championship

Match Score Opposition
Pool Match 86–0 Canada Canada
Pool Match 40–6 Tonga Tonga
Pool Match 38–5 Wales Wales
Semi 17–31 New Zealand New Zealand
4th Place Playoff 5–32 South Africa South Africa

2010 Junior World Championship

Match Score Opposition
Pool Match 85–13 Scotland Scotland
Pool Match 67–5 Tonga Tonga
Pool Match 42–35 South Africa South Africa
Semi 28–16 England England
Final 17–62 New Zealand New Zealand

2011 Junior World Championship

Match Score Opposition
Pool Match 54–7 Tonga Tonga
Pool Match 50–65 Fiji Fiji
Pool Match 25–31 France France
Semi 7-37 New Zealand New Zealand
3rd Place playoff 30–17 France France

2012 Junior World Championship

Match Score Opposition
Pool Match 67–12 Scotland Scotland
Pool Match 3–15 Argentina Argentina
Pool Match 7–31 France France
Semi 17-19 France France
7th Place playoff 13–17 England England

2013 Junior World Championship

Match Score Opposition
Pool Match 15–19  Ireland
Pool Match 10–14 New Zealand New Zealand
Pool Match 46–12 Fiji Fiji
Semi 15-22 Argentina Argentina
7th Place playoff 28–17  Ireland

Squad[edit]

Current Squad[edit]

The following players were named in the squad for the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship.[5][6][7]

Props

  • Allan Alaalatoa
  • Rory O'Connor
  • Cameron Orr
  • Joel Penders
  • Tom Robertson

Hookers

  • Harry Scoble
  • Tevita Vea

Locks

 

Back Row forwards

Scrum-halves

  • Joe Powell
  • Angus Pulver

Fly-halves

  • David Horwitz
  • Jake McIntyre
 

Centres

Wingers

  • Andrew Kellaway
  • Brad Lacey

Full-Backs

Management[edit]

  • Adrian Thompson - Head Coach
  • Michael Grice - Team Manager
  • Shane Arnold - Assistant Coach
  • Cam Blades - Assistant Coach
  • Campbell Hanson - Physiotherapist
  • Steve Freeman - Team Doctor
  • Carl Marshall - Video Analyst
  • Simon Harries - Strength & Conditioning
  • Alan Gaffney - Selector

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rugby.com.au/news/under_20s/aussies_fend_off_france_at_jwc,91117.html/news/archive/section/86169
  2. ^ http://www.rugby.com.au/news/under_20s/australia_finishes_fourth_at_irb_junior_world,131604.html/news/archive/section/86169
  3. ^ http://www.rugby.com.au/news/under_20s/2010/young_wallabies_finish_runners_up_at_junior_worlds,139935.html/news/archive/section/86169
  4. ^ http://www.irb.com/jwc/news/newsid=2039239.html
  5. ^ "McMahon leads junior Wallabies". Rugby 365. 5 May 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Australia JWC Squad 2014". IRB. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Australian Under 20s announce squad for Junior World Champs" (Press release). Australian Rugby Union. 5 May 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 

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