South Africa national under-20 rugby union team

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South Africa U-20
Union South African Rugby Union
Nickname(s) Baby Boks
Coach(es) South Africa Dawie Theron
Team kit
Change kit
First international
 South Africa 108–18 United States United States
(6 June 2008)
Largest win
 South Africa 108–18 United States United States
(6 June 2008)
Largest defeat
 South Africa 7–36 New Zealand New Zealand
(17 June 2010)
World Cup
Appearances 6 (First in 2008)
Best result Champions, 2012

The South Africa national under-20 rugby union team (often referred to as the "Baby Boks") are South Africa's junior team at national level. They have been competing in the IRB Junior World Championship since it began in 2008. The under-20 tournament replaced the previously held Under-19 and Under-21 Rugby World Championships.

The team won the IRB Junior World Championship in 2012, when the tournament was also hosted in South Africa. They beat New Zealand 22–16 in the final in Cape Town.[1]

Players[edit]

For a complete list of every player to have represented the South Africa Under-20 team, see List of South Africa national under-20 rugby union team players.

Current Squad[edit]

The following players were named in the squad for the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship.[2]

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Hookers

Locks

 

Loose forwards

Scrum-halves

Fly-halves

 

Centres

Wingers

Full-Backs

1 Duncan Mathews sustained an injury prior to the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship and was replaced by Rohan Janse van Rensburg.[3]
2 Daniel du Preez sustained an injury prior to the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship and was replaced by Jacques Vermeulen.[4]
3 Rohan Janse van Rensburg sustained an injury during the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship and was replaced by Duhan van der Merwe.
4 Malcolm Marx sustained an injury during the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship and was replaced by Arno van Wyk.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Junior Boks end Baby Blacks' rein". ESPN Scrum. 22 June 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Junior Springboks named for JWC 2014". South African Rugby Union. 22 April 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Van Rensburg replaces Matthews for Junior Boks". South African Rugby Union. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Du Preez blow for Baby Boks". iafrica.com. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014.