2012 IRB Junior World Championship

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2012 IRB Junior World Championship
JWC South Africa 2012.jpg
Tournament details
Host nation  South Africa
Date June 4–22, 2012
No. of nations 12
Final positions
Champions  South Africa
Runner-up  New Zealand
Third place  Wales
Tournament statistics
Matches played 30
2011 Italy
France 2013

The 2012 IRB Junior World Championship was the fifth annual international rugby union competition for Under 20 national teams. This competition replaced the now defunct Under 19 and Under 21 world championships. The event was organised in South Africa between 4 and 22 June 2012 by rugby's governing body, the IRB. A total of 12 nations played in the tournament. New Zealand came into the tournament as defending champions. South Africa were crowned 2012 champions after defeating New Zealand 22 - 16 in the final on the 22 June at Newlands Stadium.

After finishing last at the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship, Tonga had been relegated to the IRB Junior World Trophy and therefore didn't participate in this year's event. They had been replaced with Samoa, who won the 2011 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy. Italy were relegated to the IRB Junior World Trophy for 2013 after losing the last place play-off to Fiji. They were replaced in 2013 with the United States, winner of the 2012 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy.

Venues[edit]

The championship was held in Cape Town, South Africa. In an effort to improve TV broadcasting for all matches, only two venues were planned to be used.[1] However, on 8 June 2012, organizers moved all the matches that were scheduled to be played at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch to the Cape Town Stadium in Green Point and Newlands Stadium in Newlands due to heavy rain that damaged the pitches of the initial venue.[2]

Suburb Venue Capacity
Stellenbosch Danie Craven Stadium 16,000
Bellville University of the Western Cape Stadium 2,500
Green Point Cape Town Stadium 55,000
Newlands Newlands Stadium 51,900

Squads[edit]

Teams[edit]

Pool Team Number of tournaments Position last year Position this year Notes
A  New Zealand 4 1 2 Runners-up
A  Fiji 4 6 11
A  Wales 4 7 3 Bronze Medal Winner
A  Samoa 3 DNP 10 Promoted from 2011 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy
B  England 4 2 7
B  South Africa 4 5 1 Champions
B  Ireland 4 8 5
B  Italy 3 11 12 Relegated to 2013 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy
C  Australia 4 3 8
C  France 4 4 6
C  Argentina 4 9 4
C  Scotland 4 10 9

Pool stage[edit]

All times are in South African Standard Time (UTC+2).

Pool A[edit]

Team Pld W D L TF PF PA PD BP Pts
 Wales 3 3 0 0 11 127 27 +100 2 14
 New Zealand 3 2 0 1 15 102 21 +81 3 11
 Fiji 3 1 0 2 7 45 80 -35 0 4
 Samoa 3 0 0 3 0 6 152 -146 0 0





Pool B[edit]

Team Pld W D L TF PF PA PD BP Pts
 South Africa 3 2 0 1 13 99 41 +58 3 11
 Ireland 3 2 0 1 10 79 51 +28 2 10
 England 3 2 0 1 11 99 48 +51 1 9
 Italy 3 0 0 3 2 20 157 -137 0 0





Pool C[edit]

Team Pld W D L TF PF PA PD BP Pts
 Argentina 3 3 0 0 7 50 30 +20 0 12
 France 3 2 0 1 8 76 54 +22 3 11
 Australia 3 1 0 2 12 77 58 +19 1 5
 Scotland 3 0 0 3 7 53 114 -61 2 2





Standings after the Group Stage[edit]

Overall Standings
Pos Team Pld W D L TF PF PA PD BP Pts
1  Wales 3 3 0 0 17 127 27 +100 2 14
2  Argentina 3 3 0 0 7 50 30 +20 0 12
3  South Africa 3 2 0 1 13 99 41 +59 3 11
4  New Zealand 3 2 0 1 15 102 21 +81 3 11
5  France 3 2 0 1 8 76 54 +22 3 11
6  Ireland 3 2 0 1 10 79 51 +28 2 10
7  England 3 2 0 1 11 99 48 +51 1 9
8  Australia 3 1 0 2 12 77 58 +19 1 5
9  Fiji 3 1 0 2 7 45 80 -35 0 4
10  Scotland 3 0 0 3 7 53 114 -61 2 2
11  Italy 3 0 0 3 3 20 157 -137 0 0
12  Samoa 3 0 0 3 0 6 152 -146 0 0

Knockout stage[edit]

9–12th place play-offs[edit]

 
Semifinals9th place
 
      
 
 
 
 
 Scotland34
 
 
 
 Italy17
 
 Scotland62
 
 
 
 Samoa28
 
 Fiji20
 
 
 Samoa29
 
11th place
 
 
 
 
 
 Italy17
 
 
 Fiji19

Semifinals[edit]


11th place game[edit]

9th place game[edit]

5–8th place play-offs[edit]

 
Semifinals5th place
 
      
 
 
 
 
 Ireland27
 
 
 
 England12
 
 France7
 
 
 
 Ireland18
 
 France19
 
 
 Australia17
 
7th place
 
 
 
 
 
 Australia13
 
 
 England17

Semifinals[edit]


7th place game[edit]

5th place game[edit]

Finals[edit]

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
 Wales6
 
 
 
 New Zealand30
 
 New Zealand16
 
 
 
 South Africa22
 
 Argentina3
 
 
 South Africa35
 
3rd place
 
 
 
 
 
 Wales25
 
 
 Argentina17

Semifinals[edit]


Third place game[edit]

Final[edit]

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