Australia national under-20 rugby union team

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Australia U-20
Australia national under-20 rugby union logo.png
Union Australian Rugby Union
Coach(es) Adrian Thompson
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 7 (First in 2008)
Best result Runners-up, 2010

The Australian under-20 rugby union team is Australia's junior team that plays rugby union football at international level. The team has been competing at the annual World Rugby U20 Championship since it began in 2008, replacing the previously held under-19 and under-21 championships. The team also competes at the Oceania U20 Championship as of 2015.

The team's highest finish at the World Rugby Under 20 Championship was as runner-up in 2010 after losing to New Zealand in the final.[1][2] Australia finished third in 2011 by beating France in the 3rd place playoff,[3] and fourth in 2009 after losing to South Africa 32–5 in the 3rd place playoff.[4]

Overall[edit]

Summary for all under 20 matches at the World and Oceania championships up to and including 2014:

Opposition Played Won Drawn Lost % Won
 Argentina 3 1 0 2 33%
 Canada 2 2 0 0 100%
 England 4 1 0 3 25%
 Fiji 3 3 0 0 100%
 France 6 3 0 3 50%
 Ireland 2 1 0 1 50%
 Italy 1 1 0 0 100%
 New Zealand 4 0 0 4 0%
 Samoa 2 2 0 0 100%
 Scotland 2 2 0 0 100%
 South Africa 2 1 0 1 50%
 Tonga 3 3 0 0 100%
 Wales 1 1 0 0 100%
Total 35 21 0 14 60%

Results[edit]

Since 2015[edit]

2015 Junior World Championship – (xth place)

Match Score Opposition
Pool match  Samoa
Pool match  Italy
Pool match  South Africa
Play-off
xth place play-off

2015 Oceania Championship – (xth place)

Match Score Opposition
Pool match  Samoa
Pool match  Japan
Pool match  New Zealand
Final

2008 to 2014[edit]

2014 Junior World Championship – (5th place)

Match Score Opposition
Pool match 36–17  Argentina
Pool match 24–38  England
Pool match 29–3  Italy
Play-off 53–16  Samoa
5th place play-off 34–27  France

2013 Junior World Championship – (7th place)

Match Score Opposition
Pool match 15–19  Ireland
Pool match 10–14  New Zealand
Pool match 46–12  Fiji
Play-off 15–22  Argentina
7th place play-off 28–17  Ireland

2012 Junior World Championship – (8th place)

Match Score Opposition
Pool match 67–12 Scotland Scotland
Pool match 3–15 Argentina Argentina
Pool match 7–31 France France
Play-off 17–19 France France
7th place play-off 13–17 England England

2011 Junior World Championship – (3rd place)

Match Score Opposition
Pool match 54–7 Tonga Tonga
Pool match 50–25 Fiji Fiji
Pool match 25–31 France France
Semi-final 7–37 New Zealand New Zealand
3rd place play-off 30–17 France France

2010 Junior World Championship – (2nd place)

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

2009 Junior World Championship – (4th place)

Match Score Opposition
Pool match 86–0 Canada Canada
Pool match 40–6 Tonga Tonga
Pool match 38–5 Wales Wales
Semi-final 17–31 New Zealand New Zealand
3rd place play-off 5–32 South Africa South Africa

2008 Junior World Championship – (5th place)

Match Score Opposition
Pool match 81–12 Canada Canada
Pool match 53–17 Fiji Fiji
Pool match 13–18 England England
Play-off 32–0 Samoa Samoa
5th place play-off 42–21 France France

Squads[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The players in the squad for the 2015 World Rugby Under 20 Championship are yet to be announced.

The following players were named in the squad for the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship.

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

Previous squads[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Zealand crowned JWC 2010 champions". IRB. 21 June 2010. Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Young Wallabies finish runners up at Junior Worlds". 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ "France 17 - 30 Australia". IRB. 26 June 2011. Archived from the original on 10 November 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Australia finishes fourth at IRB Junior World Championship". 2009. [dead link]
  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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